Converting a big Mov file into a smaller MOV file

I recorded a clip/movie using Nikon coolpix 5200. Nikon file format for movies is MOV. The movie is about 75 secs and the size is about 16MB. I tried to upload this file to yahoo but timed out coz of the file size. Is there anyway I can reduce the file size and send it to friends and family to view the movie. Appreciate your comments. Thanks,
Ramana reply

05-17-2005 10:34 PM

Very original post and you are not the only one making the same Idea compressing a video file is not working like a zip file.One rule is to compress and decompress with the same software but a video compressed use a lot of RAM and finaly is not smaller.The story is longer try Google and read what you think is helpful for you but my advice is this:Use a Video Slice and cut the file in pieces big enough to fit the e-mail and advice your family to put the slices together with a joiner and watch it.Here you have a link to download a video slice. reply

05-17-2005 11:53 PM

When using .MOV files you have to save 2 copy of it , using the Quick time Pro , try to save 1 copy as self contained movie and 1 copy as a reference movie , and uploade both to your yahoo website using WS_FTP PRO not the yahoo uploader or front page coz the time in those last 2 is limited . reply

03-26-2007 11:03 PM

Hi I have a video clip to upload in youtube. The movie is about 20 minutes and the size is more than 200 Mb. my question is how can i reduce the .mov file size ???

Shiriyal reply

04-30-2009 12:45 AM

To reduce the file size of a MOV file, convert the MOV file to MP4. For example i converted a MOV file (size 114 MB) to 12MB MP4 file. and Video quality also was good. we can access them in mobiles also. You may use any Video convertor to convert the MOV to MP4 file.i dont know if you have any trial version video convertor sometime it may not convert complete file , like if you video plays for 6 mins and after convertion it if play for the first 3 or 4 mins. If you have licensed version then it will convert all your 6mins...but it very effective than the methods i found in internet search...wishing you good luck :) reply

10-23-2009 12:08 AM

Thank you all!
Converting a MOV file into mp4 (will lower the quality) but will reduce the size by A LOT (66MB to 4.5MB)

Good Luck! reply

05-21-2011 06:08 AM

I have used the software Anyconverter which is free and does its work
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07-23-2011 08:53 AM

how to convert into a smaller size the big movie file?

11-09-2011 03:52 PM

I have a 5 second .mov file that is 210 Mb. I didn’t know the size could be that huge. I created the file using C4D in case you are wondering. reply

11-19-2011 11:53 AM

lol I’ve got a 11 sec movie file that’s 1.8gb. Lessee what it’ll be in mp4 reply

03-08-2012 08:10 PM

convert it to 3gp... reply

04-18-2012 05:38 AM
ryan lim

here i ve 14 min m0vie but size 0f 3.4 gb :0 reply

03-05-2013 05:10 AM

I use MacX Free MOV Video Converter. It lets me reduce the size of .mov files while keeping custom aspect ratios as well. Very good software. reply

04-29-2013 08:31 AM

So I recorded a few videos with my iPad mini and simply merged them together using final cut pro X. The total time duration of the finished (completely unedited) merged video was about 59 minutes long, I tried uploading to youtube and it said it would take around 4,000 minutes, I was shocked and thought my internet was running off of sprint’s mobile data towers or something, but then I checked the .mov file info for the video and somehow merging 3 videos together and exporting to quicktime made a 59 minute unedited video a 64.6GB .mov file (more than 1GB per minute). If anyone can help me with this and getting the file back to what it should be, I would really appreciate it reply

06-23-2013 05:18 AM

conversion of video needed reply

07-02-2013 12:20 PM
pritha banik

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