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  1. Can anyone recommend a free or low cost app for Android that can reduce file size of .mp4 files without incurring severe quality loss ?

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  2. Good luck. I have never been able to find a good Android video app. The big problem, for me anyway, was trying to save the finished file to a external sd card. Android file system sucks.
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    Just use a computer,much easier to export to an android after.
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    Android file system sucks.
    What, compared to the Apple file system??

    I've just upgraded to a no-SD card Android and file-management life is much much easier. I recommend it.
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    I had the same problem, and there are just too many pretending to be the ultimate solution ... so I searched for one that explicitly mentions ffmpeg. So I was at least able to edit a command line.

    After all, I would still prefer PC tools.
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  6. Well, maybe there is a workaround to my issue.

    There are times where I shoot a minute or two of video at FHD on the smartphone, but I would like to email the .mp4 to someone without having to post it first on cloud server.
    So I was hoping to have a way to in-phone reduce it to something emailable without turning it to real junk quality.

    Is there a solution other than importing to pc and using pc to resize and email?
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    Read my previous comment again.
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    If you don't mind working with/experimenting with ffmpeg, like LigH.de mentions, I've been keeping this ffmpeg shell around on my Android phone for the extremely rare on-phone re-encoding attempts:
    FFmpeg Media Encoder - Apps on Google Play

    I think the more recent versions of Android require you to copy your videos to and work in a subdirectory of the DCIM folder, though.
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    This seems to work pretty well:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inverseai.video_converter&hl=en-GB

    Converted files save into the "Video Converter" folder.

    Original on the left, 1080P (40mb), converted file on the right, 480P (11mb)

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  10. Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    This seems to work pretty well:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inverseai.video_converter&hl=en-GB

    Converted files save into the "Video Converter" folder.

    Original on the left, 1080P (40mb), converted file on the right, 480P (11mb)

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    Thank you. This looks promising. I will give it a try and report back after.
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