suggest software to convert video formats/quality

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I have a 160MB avi file (taken with a digital camera) that I wish to reduce to 100MB in size. I want to host it on http://www.youtube.com and 100MB is their limit.

I realize that I could potentially drop it from 160MB to 100MB without much loss in quality if I use a better codec.

What software would you recommend I use?
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try something like an ipod convertor because i think most of them just squeeze down the frames size(as in size in pixels?).

freeware; videora ipod convertor.(google it)

but im not sure if youtube can play mp4 (never uploaded to youtube,but it should work because it popular)
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From youtube:

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What's the best format to upload for high quality?

We recommend the MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format at 320x240 resolution with MP3 audio. Resizing your video to these specifications before uploading will help your clips look better on YouTube.
- http://youtube.com/t/help_makevideo
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I guess Windows Movie Maker works for what I need, as (I think) you tube is going to take away some of the quality anyway, so there's no point in optimizing a video if it is only to be used on youtube.
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well youtube recommends mp4.at least now youve got a backup plan if movie maker doesnt satisfy you :D
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True... and I should find a way to encode MP4 just for myself anyway, so that's two reasons to go beyond WMM.

BTW, here's the link you recommended:

Videora iPod Converter
http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/
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its a very neat program but my advice is dont stick in 20 videos at once because it doesnt sync video and audio properly.so just do it 1,2,3 at a time.

then you should get the best results.
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Cool thanks.

Btw, here's my vid (using WMM):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifPNKaoJ9Ig

Off a handheld camera, so it's not the most digitally precise rendering anyway! :)

...and I need to turn up the volume and re-record it.
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did you do that.all the 3d modeling and stuff.

because i really liked it.want to do it myself actually.

experimenting with maya (but not that good at it) :D
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I used my brother's ( http://www.jasondoucette.com ) own modelling program to make the models. The face, however, came from an old 3DSMAX version (or some other modelling program) that I downloaded off the net from some random location. It is useless today, as it has so few polys.

The texturing was procedural (just slapped on the models with a simple formula).

I called it "To Be Continued..." as I *really* planned on making a more respectful demo for the scene. I never got around to it. :(
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By the way, the demo is real-time. Here's the original which you can download and run: http://xona.com/tbc/
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I only know It allows us to uload Video formats to Youtube.

Does it support flash ?

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