Actually. No it is not. There are a lot of products out there, I can't afford every one. So I asked recommendations. Several have "trial versions" or "trial periods" but so far I can't get any of them to work. At this point, I don't know if it is me or the genre of software I am looking at. At this point I am searching the net for any page that will get me up to speed more quickly. There is probably some basic knowledge I am missing if EVERY package doesn't work for me. I'm not going to give money to a company if I can't get their trial package to work. Would you? Laura ----- Original Message ----- From: "Martin Burns" <martin at easyweb.co.uk> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 8:17 AM Subject: Re: [thelist] dvd grabber- recommendations? > On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:14:37 +0100, "A Maynes" wrote: >> How can I reduce the size of a mpeg file so that it maintains it's >> quality? >> >> My camera captures mpegs up to 8mb for less than 30 seconds it's just >> too big to do anything with online > > Ah, this is one of those 'How do I get energy for free' type questions. > > Essentially, you can't... you'll lose quality with increased compression. > However, you'll maybe be able to lose some filesize without *noticeable* > loss of quality. > > This might be good for you: > http://www.elgato.com/index.php?file=products_turbo264 > > Cheers > Martin > > -- > "Names, once they are in common use | Spammers: Send me email to > quickly become mere sounds, their | -> yumyum at easyweb.co.uk > etymology being buried, like so many | my filter. Currently killing over > of the earth's marvels, beneath the | 99.9% of all known spams stone > dead. > dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie | > http://nuclearelephant.com/projects/dspam > > > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !