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    I made a video for a project and it ended up being 1.5 gigs. I made it on my mac book pro, but i used Sony Vegas in XP. I used to be able to divx encode my videos with this program on my old PC to make them smaller. Now i just installed divx on the XP partition, yet it doesn't come up as an encoding option in Sony Vegas this time. Help would be greatly appreciated, i need the file to be smaller, i don't care whether it gets done with divx or something else. It's an .avi that needs it to be shrunk to 100 megs to be put on youtube. Thx! :black:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry View Post
    I made a video for a project and it ended up being 1.5 gigs. I made it on my mac book pro, but i used Sony Vegas in XP. I used to be able to divx encode my videos with this program on my old PC to make them smaller. Now i just installed divx on the XP partition, yet it doesn't come up as an encoding option in Sony Vegas this time. Help would be greatly appreciated, i need the file to be smaller, i don't care whether it gets done with divx or something else. It's an .avi that needs it to be shrunk to 100 megs to be put on youtube. Thx! :black:
    What's the current format?

    Move the file to the mac partition, and try to use MPEGStreamclip (freeware) to convert the file to .avi (divx).

    Also, try ffmpegX (not the same as ffmpeg), also freeware.

    If neither of those work straight to .avi, you might try conver to MPEG first, then to .avi.

    Best,

    Brian

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    Thx for the fast response, it actually is already in avi form. I just need to make it smaller. I'm gonna try that freeware and see if it works.

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    I just downloaded mpegstreamclip and tried to render my video into something smaller but the program quits unexpectedly every time.

    Now i need more suggestions, any ideas how to shrink this avi to 100 meg?

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    AVI is only a container, it is not a video format. It's like MOV. You can have many formats in the container.

    ffmpegx is great. Also good is installing divx. Then you can export from quicktime in divx format.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    Thx for the advice guys, i figured out the problem!

    Someone in my class told me to stay away from avi, so i made it an wmv in the same program i had been using (sony vegas), worked like a charm. It's successfully on youtube now. :black:

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