Cut it Larry, that's what I would do. Go back to editing!!
Dumb question here: I have a video that's 70 MB but need to reduce it to 20MB to upload to my blog. What's the best way?
Jane, Unfortunately, I can't, because it's an interview with a well-known author, and it's only four minutes as it is. He made it and sent it to me.
Convert it to flv format designed for youtube viewing. The two tools mentioned--format factory (win only) and MPEG Streamclip (cross-platform)--will do the job. With both, you can adjust settings to presets that will knock size down for you.
I have downloaded both of the suggested converters. However, I just can't figure out exactly how to use them to reduce the size for either one of them. Is there a tutorial for "dummies" that shows the steps anywhere?
Either use a site like YouTube of Vimeo to embed it OR upload it directly to the blog via FTP and then add from server...
If you use QuickTime, open the video up in QuickTIme and share as an email. From you email app you can save the file without sending. It will shrink considerably.
I love WinFF and have a tutorial at the end of my video tutorial blog post (shameless plug) http://www.brokenairplane.com/2011/06/creating-video-tutorials-for-your.html its awesome for making small flv files
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