Reduce size of a video

I need a free program to reduce the size (MB) of a video taken by mobile for Android and Windows 7.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
windows
Download Free Video Editor

The video editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts.



 /mac  /unix
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
I'm using Super for video conversion.

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear t Ryan Chong:
I meant a free program. That program is not free. Do you know any free program for that?
Thanks
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
You could use a free version of that.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html#Dnload
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear Paul Sauvé:
Would you please send me a simple instruction to reduce a video file size. That program is very complicated and whatever I do, I get the attached message which I must pay.
Thanks
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
You need to use an open source software like VirtualDub if you do not want to pay a cent at all.

Reducing size of a video is a paid feature for most commercial software.

http://nickyguides.digital-digest.com/vdub-filters.htm
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
MeGui  https://www.videohelp.com/software/MeGUI  (it is free)

and there are tutorials on the Internet eg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wURB-pwYjhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqREji5cDJw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggfft0ldm_o

Those were found with a quick Google search so I can't vouch for their content.
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
I would also suggest to use virtualdub, as Jackie Man did.
Depending on your source video, you may have to install plugins to support the video codec

Quick start:
- Start virtualdub
- Open your video file (ctrl + o)
- select Video Full processing mode
- select the Video Compression type (ctrl + p)
- select Audio Full processing mode
- select the Audio Compression codec (usually AC-3 or MPEG-3)
- choose any filter (ctrl + f) you want to use to modify your video ("resize" to change screen size, also allows cropping)
- run by selecting File -> Save as AVI (or press F7)
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Would you please send me a simple instruction to reduce a video file size. That program is very complicated and whatever I do, I get the attached message which I must pay.
sorry about that, i thought the free version would include video conversion - my bad

you may have better luck with VLC
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MereteCommented:
One thing  
you can reduce the overall size of a video by using mp3 as the audio not ac3 that makes it larger.
I use DVDVideo free Studio, from DVDsoft it runs in windows 10 as windows 7.
https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
 you can make a donation right thing to do or just use it for free.
I donated 7 dollars once
The Studio includes 12  free programs but I only use the record / convert and video editor
Download the free studio and then use the convert to mp4 choose your output size
Here's how it looks. When you open it choose from the top tabs, if that program is not installed clicking onit will install it.
Free DVDVideo StudioThe Convert to mp4 window  here you choose the output size and the format
convert to smaller
If using windows 7 it includes Windows Moviemaker drag and drop video on and export the video choose your output from a vast selection offered.
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
One side-note concerning VirtualDub:
If your PC has a GPU, make sure you have the display driver for your GPU installed as VirtualDub runs much (!) faster with GPU support.
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A EAuthor Commented:
You could use a free version of that.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html#Dnload
Dear Ryan Chong:
I used the above link. it killed my firefox and chrome for nonsense ads. I had to reinstall some softwares on my PC. Although it worked, but it is not worth of using it with that many ads.
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Please fix this issue.
Thanks
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
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Please fix this issue.
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear Jackie Man:
VirtualDub does not support MP4 !!!
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
There is no need to convert as VirtualDub does support MP4 -- you only have to install a plugin (like FFDshow) for it.
I wrote this earlier in my comments already.
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MereteCommented:
AE,
Hover mouse over avatar offers to message that expert
to reply to a specific comment.
Look at each comment> below Expert Comment is an id number,
That  id number is a url to that comment  - click on that  then at the top of the address bar copy
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29067983/Reduce-size-of-a-video.html#a42367747
this is your id number on your comment it's supposed to open to that comment
 the short version
hash tag  and id number
#a42367747
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
If you have no further questions, please do a favor to close this question.

Thanks!
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A EAuthor Commented:
I need more time to check and verify each comment.
sorry
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear Merete:
https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/ has too many ads and the output has watermark. Not good.

Dear Jackie Man:
I read the instruction about http://www.real.com/realplayer
It does not say the software reduces the file size.
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Realplayer convert is to change the video format.

Have you tried the Android app?
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
I know that VirtualDub works fine as I am always using it for my purposes.
It supports MP4 very well, just have to install the plugin.

Why don't you follow this road? It's proven to work.

To ads, no bloatware, no hazzle ...
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear Jackie Man:
The android app was not good.
Thanks anyway
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MereteCommented:
You are mistaken A E, It has no water marks?
If you're not interested okay but dont make false statements.
I use the Studio which includes all the programs
Water marks? in the video converter? What are you talking about.
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear Merete:
Please see the attached info.
See the result of a video I converted with that program.
Do you see the watermark?
Do you have anything to say!?
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ghahr.mp4
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Obviously, you have downloaded the wrong tool.

Merete asked you to download "Free Studio" only, not Free MP4 video converter.

But. it seems that the website for the above software is no good at all. My Acronis True Image 2018 thinks that their ads are ransomware source.
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A EAuthor Commented:
Dear Jackie Man:
I am using the right tool which is  "Free Studio". Please pay attention to the version Mr. Merete is using --->
https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/11_w46/1210618/convert-to-smaller.jpg

He is using Premium version. That is why he does not get the watermark!!!
Do you see the word "Premium" next to the version number of the program?
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Nevermind, forget it and move forward. Not worthy to discuss a tool which you will not use.

I will not use it if I think it is not secure.

The website hosting the ads might be compromised by malware which is spreading ransomware.
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