Advice 1: How to compress movies to record to disk

Any movie has been successfully downloaded to the hard disk of the computer. However, it is not always the procedure further records of this media is quite successful. The fact that today the most popular is the so-called DVD format. Film of this quality has a relatively large size. For example, the motion picture that you want to overwrite on a removable media (floppy disk) for later viewing on the home DVD player the discs not always feasible to perform.
How to compress movies to record to disk
Instruction
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The size of the content required video file can greatly exceed the size on diske, which is designed to record a particular movie. But thanks to the many good software products, which are largely similar to each other, this problem can be resolved. Simply open the desired movie in such a program and after a few clarifying queries and answers, pre-built operating parameters of the program, as well as a certain amount of time, he "redesigns" (change in size).
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Some tools that are specifically designed to compress the film for recording on the disc, have more not less useful possibilities. For example, DVD Ripper, DVD Backup and Ace have the so-called removal of copy protection. Many people know the difficulty when trying to copy the contents of the videodiskand using popular programs such as NERO) - there is a software glitch. Thus there is a system error not gives successfully complete the process of copying the diskand with any film. In addition, as the majority of software of this class, the program can change video format (convert). So it is relatively easy to perform a task to reduce the amount of required film without significant loss of quality.
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These programs also allow you to convert the format of any film not only for the quality of the recording on disk, but subsequent repeated viewing on DVD players of various types. In addition, the ability to compress the film for recording on the disc allows you to "place" a few such media files on the same removable media. It's kind of saving time and money. In addition, there is an opportunity for personal self-actualization.

Advice 2: How to compress video without losing quality

The video files are among the most cumbersome in the world of digital technology. Sometimes you might need compression of such a file, but the reduction in size leads usually to the loss of quality of the product obtained at the output. However, you can minimize losses or even try to avoid them.
The video files by using a codec can compress without loss of quality
You will need
  • computer;
  • video file;
  • the presence of special software
Instruction
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Most often users come to a standstill for the first time confronted with the digitization of analog video. Ordinary, seemingly, a half-hour clip can take up to a dozen gigabytes. In case of a tie, no drive is not enough storage. Using the program VirtualDub and built-in codecs, the video size can be reduced to acceptable without any quality loss.
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The program VirtualDub is free, and you can download it either from the developer's site, or from any free directory software. Moreover, VirtualDub has long been a Russian interface, so to understand it will be quite difficult.
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Open your video file in the program VirtualDub. In the program window will open the first frame of your movie. The audio track is better to leave as it is, without any changes, so click on the menu Audio and select Direct stream copy. For video processing click Video and Full Processing mode. The next step you have to select the type of codec used to compress. It is best to use the DivX codec. It compresses the movies without affecting the quality, and in addition, the video thus obtained, will be played not only on PC but on a normal home DVD player. Therefore, click again on the Video button and then on Compression. In the list of proposed codecs select DivX Pro 5.0.3 Codec. Confirm your selection with the button Configure.
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You will see an additional window to configure the codec. On the Profile tab, check the checkbox next to Use Bidirectional Encode. Tab General Parameters, and set all the sliders to the position Normal.
Please configure the codec
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Tab the Bitrate Parameters first, select Multipass, 1st pass, that is, multi-pass compression, first pass. And then set the bitrate parameters. The higher the bitrate, the better the resulting video quality. All other settings should be left unchanged. Click the OK button once followed immediately by a second.
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Now proceed directly to the compression of the film. Select the menu item File and then Save as AVI. You will receive a small file that has no video, this is just a stream of information. Again, go to settings codec the Bitrates Parameters tab and this time select Multipass, nth pass, literally multi-pass compression of the nth pass. Again click OK and save the video in AVI-format in this way again. This dual treatment will in General require a little more time, but the video will not lose quality, and the volume will decrease by several orders of magnitude.
Note
The higher the quality of the source video, the better will be the result!
Useful advice
In the Internet there are many kinds of programs for video compression, not just VirtualDub.

Advice 3: How to: shrink a hard drive

Many owners of relatively old computers are faced with the problem of lack of space on the hard disk. It can be solved in various ways, some of which require significant financial costs.
How to: shrink a hard drive
Instruction
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To start, try to use standard compression techniques drive. Click on "My computer", using the "start menu" or the key combination Win and E. right-Click the mouse on the icon of the local disk you want to compress. Select "Properties" and click "disk Cleanup". Run the delete unused files before shrinking the partition.
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Now check the box next to "Compress this drive to save space". Click "Apply" and confirm the start of the process to shrink the volume. Remember that it is undesirable to compress the system partition of the hard drive. This will lead to a strong slowing down your computer. The compression process can last a long time, so it's best to run it overnight.
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If you are not satisfied with the result, undo the previous changes. To do this, uncheck the previously marked points. Naturally, this process will be long enough. Now install the current version of the archiver. It is better to use 7-Zip or the latest version of the utility WinRan.
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These programs are not designed for complete compression of the disc, but they effectively reduce the section of individual directories and files. Click on "My computer" and select the folder you want to compress. Click the right mouse button and select 7-Zip and in the ensuing window, click the option "add to archive".
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Enter the name of the future of the archive. Locate the menu for "compression Level" and select the option "Maximum" or "Ultra". In "edit Mode", select "Add and replace". Now click "OK" and wait for the archive creation. Remember that some file types almost do not change in size while others can take 10-20 times less space on your hard disk.
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