Types of movie files

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What are the different types of files which can contain movies, like .avi,.mpeg etc. I bought a VCD and the movie is in .dat format. I copied the file from the VCD to my computer but it takes up a lot of space. Please advise, in which file type I should convert it so it takes less space and how to do it?

-- Van Campbell (vc106@hotmail.com), January 07, 2004


http://www.vcdhelp.com has guides that answer your questions. VCD is one of the smaller file formats, unfortunately for you. Please understand that while it is possible to decrease file size, you will sacrifice quality to do so. I suppose you might be interested in DivX format since it offers a reasonable compromise between video quality and file size. QuickTime and Real Media might offer even smaller file sizes, but the quality will not be very good with Real Media being the worse of the two.

-- Root (root@yahoo.com), January 07, 2004.

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