How to edit and reduce the size of .MP4 files

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Want to find a link to reduce the size of a .MP4 file.

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Anyone can give me a safe link to reduce the size of .MP4 file ( of cause reduce quality). Also any program to cut and paste .MP4 files.....Like editing the video?

I saw some when I google, I want to play it safe and get links from here where people have experience with.

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Alan
 
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For linux, there is the general video editing program pitivi http://www.pitivi.org/

You can reformat .MP4 files using the command line program ffmpeg.

Both programs have a "learning curve". I don't know of any video editing program where the interface is completely intuitive.
 
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For linux, there is the general video editing program pitivi http://www.pitivi.org/

You can reformat .MP4 files using the command line program ffmpeg.

Both programs have a "learning curve". I don't know of any video editing program where the interface is completely intuitive.
I am doing it on a laptop, so the linux is out. I saw some programs when I google, I don't dare to use them, I rather come here to ask to get something safe.

Thanks
 
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Do a Google search with the keywords "reduce mp4 video size online". You will get several sites. No need to install any software.
 
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How about this program:
 
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Do a Google search with the keywords "reduce mp4 video size online". You will get several sites. No need to install any software.
Do you have a site that you know it's safe? I don't want to invite virus.

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I am doing it on a laptop, so the linux is out. I saw some programs when I google, I don't dare to use them, I rather come here to ask to get something safe.

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You can run Linux on a laptop. You can run it on a laptop that also runs Windows. If you would like to try that, I think it would be safe enough if you were to start by running a Live Ubuntu from a USB device ##-## here's a link to further information on that: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/try-ubuntu-before-you-install#1-getting-started ##-## just in case you might prefer a different-from-Ubuntu 'distro', you could maybe do a search on: best Linux live . . .
 
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Do you have a site that you know it's safe? I don't want to invite virus.

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For Windows, Linux, or OSX, OpenShot Video Editor is safe, free, and open source ##-## https://openshot.org
 
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Second vote for ffmpeg.
I run it on windows from the command line.
I also use Audacity on Windows, which uses ffmpeg as a plugin.
 
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Do you have a site that you know it's safe? I don't want to invite virus.

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I haven't done something like that before. So cannot recommend any specific website.
 

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