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Compress mp4 using FFMPEG
$ ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec h264 -acodec mp2 output.mp4
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Commands using Linux with ffmpeg to shrinking big MP4 video file to smaller sizes

  • ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec h264 -acodec mp2 out.mp4
    • 3.6 Gb to 556 Mb, great quality 🥇
  • ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -s 1280x720 -acodec copy -y output.mp4
    • 3.6 Gb to 62 Mb, quality "good enough"/acceptable 👍
  • ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec h264 -b:v 1000k -acodec mp3 output.mp4
    • 3.6 Gb to 30 Mb, very shitty quality 💩

Thanks for sharing, really helpful!

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AD5GB commented Jun 20, 2023

None of these have done anything, but give me a 30-35% INCREASE in size. I'm still determined to find a solution but attempts to compress this video by ANY means results in similar results.....

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@AD5GB as i said before here, it depends on what video you have, so you need to experiment a bit

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aoi306 commented Oct 8, 2023

Very good! Using it, reduced 86mb to 64mb. thank you all. I also summarized some other methods, I hope it can help everyone

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Nice! It works! Thanks for sharing you. Also, use this DVD to MP4 Converter to compress your DVD contents.

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IlkaUMR commented Jan 29, 2024

Thanks for sharing! I've used a programm before and the compressed videos always got pixelated, blurry, or blocky. This one works just fine. I've also found an article introducing people how to convert blu ray to MP4. It might be useful for anyone in need.

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