This is my first post but hope to be part of the forum as i would like to become a professional video editor

Anyway i have posted this in two catergories because i didn't know if it was the right one.

My PVR records tv in near enough HD, the tv its recording is not HD but its capable. When i record episodes, say 45 mins long the file is about 800mb. I wish to upload to youtube and my internet connection isnt great, also i need to chop them down to ten minutes using sony vegas and it takes hours to render that size file.

Can you suggest a quick and easy compressor that accepts .ts files that wont overheat my laptop?
The laptop has 4gb of ram and AMD turion II dual core mobile.

Thank You