Reducing Video size

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  1. joody

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    I have just transferred some photos (videos actually) from ipad to desktop.
    It plays in Quick time. The one I want to reduce in particular is 174,042kb (1 :25 mins).

    Can anyone show me (easily) how to reduce same so I can forward it on to someone.

    Judy
     
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    On your iPad, you can use Apple's app iMovie to compress video files. Videos taken with the iPad camera can also be resized with this app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/video-compressor/id482465886?mt=8

    If you want to resize them on your computer, there's software such as HandBrake and Video Editor.
     
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    iMovie is only available on OS x :(
     
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    iMovie can be used on your iPad. It's an app, and you should find it in App Store.
     
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    If you have a newer device, such as the iPad Air or iPad mini with retina display, iMovie is a free download in the App Store.
     
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    Thanks JA & scifan57 - I now have the iMovie installed on iPad and also Video Player on desktop. All I want to do is reduce the video from 174042kb so I can send it to someone. I still don't know how to do that. I wasn't going to worry about editing it at this stage (and I wouldn't know how to)
     
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    You drag the movie down to the timeline. Clip off anything you don't want, back out to the movie project view, chose to export, and use the option that works best, size wise.

    Here's a link to some tutorials and other stuff for iMovie.

    http://help.apple.com/imovie/ipad/2.0/index.html
     
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    When I open iMovie on iPad, I get rows and rows of videos (some need to be deleted) - don't know how to do that, as there is no provision, in fact I can't drag anything down to the time line as there is no timeline there.
     
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    The bottom of the screen is the timeline area. Tap and hold on one of the clips until it highlights, then drag it to the bottom of the screen.

    If you don't understand, go ahead and use the link I provided to familiarize yourself with the app.
     

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