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,
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. http://www.riverpast.com/index.php
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 .
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 :)