mP4 compression

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globell
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mP4 compression

Post by globell » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:48 am

Description of problem or question:

Took mP4 video from iMovie of 2.14GB to compress for email sending and compressed to TextEdit instead of mP4.


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Handbrake 1.2.2


Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):

macOS 10.13


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s55
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Re: mP4 compression

Post by s55 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:06 am

It's an MP4 file, without an extension.

"[10:48:35] + /Users/gloriabell/Desktop/untitled folder/U CAN HEAL YOURSELF 2"

You dropped the extension off the destination. Just add it back in finder and you'll be good to go.

globell
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Re: mP4 compression

Post by globell » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:03 pm

Sorry, I don't know what that means. I shared from iMovie to folder on desktop. And took out of folder for Handbrake. It shows the video in Handbrake.

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BradleyS
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Re: mP4 compression

Post by BradleyS » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:17 am

https://www.google.com/search?q=macos+a ... +extension

You need to add .mp4 to the file name. Click once on the file to select it, press return to rename it, press the right arrow key to set the insertion point to the end, type .mp4, then press return to finish.

HandBrake typically adds .mp4 for you automatically but it looks like you accidentally removed it when you named the destination in HandBrake.

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Re: mP4 compression

Post by Woodstock » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:35 pm

Since it's MacOS, wouldn't .m4v be a better choice?

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BradleyS
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Re: mP4 compression

Post by BradleyS » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:55 pm

Same thing in today's world. Old versions of iTunes and old firmware wouldn't recognize certain features without that extension, but that time has essentially passed.

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