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Jul 01, 2019 17:16:18

I'm not a video editor

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Brandon Wilson

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I completed my SQL course on Saturday. I used the Join.me software and recorded every session. Some of the videos are 1.5 hours in length. 

I attempted to upload the videos to my company's SharePoint site and ran into a limitation of file size. The first video is under 100 MB and uploaded fine. The second video is 206 MB and could not be uploaded due to file size.

My thinking is that I need to split the video into two parts. I tried using the default video editor with Windows 10, and that was a waste of time. I never did figure out how to export the separate videos. I then downloaded a free piece of software that actually worked except with another problem. The original mp4 file was 206 MB. I split this file right down the middle into two videos and exported each one in the same mp4 format. Somehow, part 1 is 279 MB and part 2 is 286 MB!? I don't understand how it's possible that I split a video in half, and each half is somehow bigger than the original file. 

By the way, an mp4 is already compressed so sending to zip files buys me nothing. I even tried splitting the video with iMovie on my Mac and had a similar bloated file size issue. Can anyone explain what's going on here and offer a solution?

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    @brandonwilson Maybe the Bitrate on the new exported Videos is too high? I didn't do youtube videos in a while, but if you want I can take a look at it.

    Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 02, 2019 06:01:49
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      @brandonwilson @phaidenbauer yes, likely culprits are bitrate or resolution...try fiddling with the settings before hitting save?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 02, 2019 20:59:42
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      @brandonwilson @jasonleow I would only fiddle with the settings if I know what I do. :) It took me an awful lot of tries to get the export right for my YouTube Channel.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 02, 2019 15:03:45
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      @phaidenbauer @jasonleow I did find an option for the settings but even on the worst quality and fastest processing speed it is still delivering files with greater memory than the original. The mind boggles.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 02, 2019 14:12:42
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      @brandonwilson Hm, that's strange. If you export the Video on the worst quality, is it worse than the original?

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 03, 2019 06:58:36
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      @phaidenbauer Seems about the same to me. Sound may be a little worse. I have given up on it for the time being. I'm just keeping the files on Google Drive until I decide I want to waste more time on the split file conundrum.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 03, 2019 07:56:53
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    @brandonwilson - I have no clue Brandon. I always hire a video editing expert on upwork or fiverr for such tasks. They can even add fancy sub-titles and made your videos look very professional.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 01, 2019 21:50:36
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