Normally I don't care how big a file is, enough HDD space. After editing (leading and trailing parts and/or commercials), the result file should be of the best quality.
Those video files are meant to be played in TV.
However, in sometimes the video should be attached to an email and is meant to be played on a laptop, PC or tablet only.
Usually video files of just 1, or 2 or max. 3 minutes.
Now, I have a video file that is a PC screen recording only. Recorded with SnagIt to .mp4.
It is 3 minutes and the file size is 20MB.
I removed some unnecessary stuff using Video Mastering Works and 2 minutes were left.
After re-encoding (at best quality) the resulting file was over 40 MB..
So, 1/3 has been removed, but the file became twice as big... whereas I was hoping for a file of let's say 15MB or so.
I am not an expert... but my guess(!) is that I should do something on the settings(?)
Lower quality output or so?
Or maybe, for this purpose, I should use some other tool ?
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Filesize = bitrate x duration.
Reduce the bitrate.
TMPGenc VMW allows you to customize your settings, even when using presets.
Videofiles, and any large files over ~10MB, should not be sent as email attachments. Email is not designed for that. Rather, they should be uploaded to a site, and a link provided in email to download the file(s).
Thank you for the above advice!
I did a small test, same video at 2.5Mbps (default) and 0.9Mbps.
Probably there is, but I do not see much quality loss, to be honest.
At least, not on my monitor. Maybe on TV...
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Sometimes I put them on OneDrive and send the link over to the other user. They try to watch on their tablet, but it does not always work properly.
For one reason or the other they can not open it - I don't know why. Then I have to deviate to Youtube.
All in all, in such cases, the easiest way is to send by mail. Even though knowing that mail is not the right tool for that.