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    Movie files are too big
    I got lazy while I was ripping my copy of Gone Baby Gone, and the Handbrake resulted in a 2GB file. My girl and I are wanting to watch it (via streaming to my xbox 360) but the files are too big, and I let my brother borrow the actual DVD for the week so he and his wife can watch it.

    I need to get the file down to 1GB. I've tried FFmpegX, but it results in a squished view where everyone looks tall and thin, of it has a green stripe on the very bottom... What do I need to do?
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    Well, I've managed to get a hold of a few programs, and have tried them out:

    MPEGstreamclip
    FFmpegX
    handbrake (as of yesterday)

    MSC did the job, but the resulting video was brighter and had lost tons of quality. I have attached an image with the original file on the right.

    FFmpegX had the squished video or the green stripe

    Handbrake is actually running right now, and I will post it's results in a minute or two.
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    all those are good programs, you may need to tweak the settings but try different codecs

    try MPEG-4
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    On the Apple Website there are tips to making your movie file sizes smaller as well.

    Press any key to continue, or any other key to cancel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    all those are good programs, you may need to tweak the settings but try different codecs

    try MPEG-4
    Yeah, Mpeg-4 is the only codec i use. I need to have h.264 so that it can play on my 360. Handbrake was the winner in this tiny competition of mine, it was nice because I already had the presets configured, and now I can use it on the files i made too big in the first place.

    The only thing that I could find on the Apple site was things about their FinalCut Suite

    Oh, and I tried uploading a picture of the results, but it just will not let me upload the screenshot (less than 1MB), it says it's uploading, but then it just hangs there for a few minutes...
    One does what one can... but together we can do more.

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