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Editing a video, the rendered video is way too big

  1. May 13, 2013 #1

    fluidistic

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    I've got a video in .m2ts whose size is 294.3 Mb. I wanted to remove the sound of it, add a MP3 song instead and then post it in youtube. So I downloaded a video editor (kdenlive, because I use Ubuntu). I did remove the sound of the original video and added the MP3 instead.
    When I rendered the video, I had only a few choices. Either keep the video quality or not. I tried both. Without keeping the video quality I get a rendered .mov file of around 64 Mb with a horrible quality and it took 25 minutes to render.
    When I keep the quality... I get a .mp4 file of 2.0 Gb! It still took around 25 minutes to render. This means about 7 hours of uploading to youtube, assuming I'm not browing the web at the same time.
    Is there any way I can get a rendered video of about 300 Mb, or at least less than 1Gb without altering the video quality? (Supposed to be 1080 quality for youtube).
     
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  3. May 13, 2013 #2

    mathman

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    There are many (free) video converters available. CNET and Snapfiles are both good web sites to get some to try, without fear of viruses. I have never worked with a video that size, so I can only suggest you try a few and see if you can find one that suits your purpose.

    Examples of converters I use are Format Factory, Zune Converter, Freemake, Any video converter. All these allow you to adjust both the audio and video bit rates, as well as other editing functions.
     
  4. May 13, 2013 #3

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    Converter (software) and container (file format) are secondary, what matters most for the file size is the selection of a codec. Unfortunately I won't be of much help here as Avidemux that I am using doesn't support m2ts container files.
     
  5. May 13, 2013 #4

    fluidistic

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    Thanks guys.
    I still have around 1 hour and a half of uploading. I just hope I won't get a message saying that I exceeded youtube's limit... which is apparently 2.0 Gb if "you don't have an up to date browser" according to Wikipedia.
    But for the next time it would be ideal if I could create a .m2ts from .m2ts+.mp3 files.
    The video length is, by the way, 2:22 minutes.
     
  6. May 13, 2013 #5

    russ_watters

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    I use aunsoft video converter and it works great... but I paid for it.
     
  7. May 13, 2013 #6

    rcgldr

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    Which will probably result in your video getting a "matched 3rd party content" notice, which means that youtube will likely include a pop-up ad on your video, with part of the proceeds going to the "3rd party".

    If you have a version of windows before windows movie maker was removed you can use that (windows movie maker), but you'll need to download windows media encoder (wmencoder.exe) and use one of its utilities, media profile editor, to create high resolution profiles for windows movie maker. For youtube, as long as the vertical resolution is >= 720, your video willl end up in youtube's hi-def mode.
     
  8. May 13, 2013 #7

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    Hmm why would youtube include a pop-up in my video?
    The funny thing is that I took a song from youtube and converted it to mp3 via a website that converts youtube videos into mp3's. Here's the video... it was just uploaded a few minutes ago: .
     
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  9. May 13, 2013 #8

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    It's one way for them to generate income. They actually have software to scan audio tracks from uploaded videos for a "3rd party match" for a lot of music. Companies such as APM Music, AdShare MG, INgrooves, ... collect audio samples from various actual music companies and reformat snippets of the music into a format used by youtube to search for "3rd party matches". Youtube is hoping to find "3rd party matches", because that allows them to place an ad that will pop up about 5 to 10 seconds into your video. The income from those ads is distributed between youtube, those companies that scan and reformat the audio, and the actual original musical company that actually own the copyrighted music.

    If there's no ad for that video, chances are that you probably won't get a 3rd party match, unless the song was recently uploaded.
     
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  10. May 14, 2013 #9

    fluidistic

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    I see rcgldr. Good to know!
     
  11. May 14, 2013 #10

    mathman

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    I've downloaded lots of clips from youtube and they were all in .flv format.
    How is it you got this strange (.m2ts) format?
     
  12. May 14, 2013 #11

    Borek

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    Probably directly from camera.
     
  13. May 14, 2013 #12

    fluidistic

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    Borek is right.
     
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