I have a collection of around 800 gigabytes of video. I am running out of space and can't afford a new hard drive right now.
Most of the video are subbed mkvs with x264 video format.
I tried archiving some using various compression methods (7z, rar, zip, tar) and most of the time the output file was larger than the input file :/.
What is the best way to store video? I want to be able to uncompress the video in the future when I want to watch it.
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If you want to shrink it you must reconvert it with a lower video and audio bitrate(=losing quality). It will take very long time and you wont be able to "uncompress" it later. I would start delete or buy a bigger HDD.
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Okay thanks. I wasn't aware that x264 files were already highly compressed.
Looks like I'm going to have to get another hard drive.