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    Question Best software for compressing video and audio?

    If you try WinRAR, WinZip or 7Zip, none of these programs can compress video and audio files much at all.
    For instance a 20MB file only gets compressed to like 19.5MB on max compression.

    Note : I am talking only about lossless compression here, I am aware video/audio can be compressed into smaller file sizes at a lower quality.

    What software out there is used to compress audio/video files into a compacted archive that compresses around the 50-60% mark?

    Thanks
    Last edited by MeltdownZA; 05-10-2013 at 06:07 AM.

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    You will only compress video using a video codec. Because of the way the data is structured I am not surprised Zip algorithms don't achieve anything. You need to use a lossless codec and compress it in a program designed for video.
    I'm a little surprised that you are talking about lossless if your video is only 20MB - that's about six seconds of standard definition on DV (which is already compressed to about 7:1)
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    Supposedly, the daddy of CODECs packs is called Sorenson Squeeze it's very expensive.

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    I mostly use Compressor software or Video codec for compressing audio or video files.

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