WinRAR compression ratio

Discussion in 'General Software' started by sab.o.taj, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. sab.o.taj

    sab.o.taj New Member

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    i'm trying to compress an 800 MB video.
    the compression ratio is 99%

    ..so the .rar file is 780-790 MBs. it didn't really help me.
    is this unusual or are video compression ratios usually like this?
     
  2. brian

    brian VIP Member

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    ya. video cant compress too well.

    why do you need it smaller
     
  3. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    What format is the video that you're trying to compress?

    If it's anything like MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, XVid, as well as a few others, then dont expect much if any compression because those formats are already highly compressed, such as MP3 music.



    I'm going to take a guess here. You downloaded a movie from a torrent, found out later that it was 800MB, you then realize you only have CD's and can't burn an 800MB video to a 700MB CD, so you're trying to compress it?
     
  4. dark_legacy2006

    dark_legacy2006 New Member

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    lol Omega thats probly exactly it, why dont you just use a dvd, or make an actually movie
     
  5. sab.o.taj

    sab.o.taj New Member

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    uhhh..no
    actually, i did not download the 'video,' not 'movie,' off the internet..
    ..and i, in fact, have plenty of DVD's to use..
    ..and no, i am not trying to compress it to get it onto a CD.

    ..however the video is certainly in AVI format
    thank you for your advice anyhow
     
  6. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    If you have a DVD burner then why not burn it to a DVD?
     

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