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Noam Osband
What is the best way to shrink m4v files even further?
on Nov 27, 2015 at 1:56:47 pm
Last Edited By Noam Osband on Nov 27, 2015 at 2:02:03 pm

I have a ton of files I need transcribed, and I'm sharing them with our transcriber via Dropbox. Right now, the files are m4v files. I want to shrink them further. I try using MPEGstreamclip but too often the file size gets even larger! The quality of the video isnt a big issue since it's people transcribing audio. I looked into making them AVI files, but even then, I'm not sure what file type to make them. Once you choose AVI, MPEG asks you to then pick a type of compression codec and there are a million options.

So...suggested settings vis Hanbrake or MPEGStreamclip for shrinking these small files even further?


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Craig Seeman
Re: What is the best way to shrink m4v files even further?
on Nov 27, 2015 at 3:39:34 pm

.m4v files are generally similar to .mp4 files.

Fundmental simple math is File Size is Data Rate times Duration. I can't make it simpler than that.
After all Data Rate is usually described in Some Bits Per Second. Less bits or fewer seconds is smaller file.



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