My .avi file has lost ! - Microsoft Windows

This is a discussion on My .avi file has lost ! - Microsoft Windows ; On Mon, 23 May 2005 09:52:01 -0400, Rick T wrote: >I'm unaware that .zip compression is unreliable in any way. I've also >had no problems with WinME native .zipping but I've never tried it on >anything more than 100ish MB. ...

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 55

Thread: My .avi file has lost !

  1. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On Mon, 23 May 2005 09:52:01 -0400, Rick T
    wrote:

    >I'm unaware that .zip compression is unreliable in any way. I've also
    >had no problems with WinME native .zipping but I've never tried it on
    >anything more than 100ish MB.
    >


    There will always be reduced reliability becaused of the increaded
    complexity involved, but mainly I got confused because the OP referred
    to a compressed FOLDER, rather than just a file (as a ZIP file is).

    Note that RAR seems to be preferred over ZIP for very large files.

    >You may want to give it a shot with DOS mode PKZip; ver 2.04g is the
    >latest, I believe and is still available as free/shareware in numerous
    >places on the net.
    >
    >I'm curious as to how much compression you can get on an .avi file.
    >


    Very little, considering that the file is already compressed. They
    sometimes claim 2x or more (where 1x would be original size). You may
    get 1.001x.

    >
    >Rick
    >
    >
    >
    >emil_lam wrote:
    >> No, they wouldn't be found in recycle bin cos in my trial test, I
    >> didn't delete the original .avi file.
    >>
    >> What I meant was WinME compression seemed completed without error, a
    >> non-empty .zip folder was created. But when I double clicked on that
    >> folder to view its content, I found no file listed inside the .zip
    >> folder.
    >>
    >> My HD free space is 12.5GB now. I don't think HD free space is a
    >> problem.
    >>
    >> I agree that compression may be unreliable sometimes but the symptom
    >> seems consistent now. Do you hear of any known bug with Windows ME
    >> compression process ?
    >>


    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to
    have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

  2. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On 23 May 2005 03:54:29 -0700, "Carsten Neubauer" wrote:

    >Hi emil_lam,
    >
    >
    >there's an older repair-tool for broken zip-files,
    >called PKZIPFIX.EXE, perhaps it succeeds on your
    >broken files.
    >
    >
    >It is strange you had problems at 1GB, the size-limit
    >for oldstyle zip-files or zipped items should be around 4 GB.
    >Are you sure, your file-system is healthy?
    >


    4GB is the file-size limit for FAT32 drives, although older programs
    may not work with more than 2GB. This is because of the use of 32-bit
    file pointers (both in the computer and on disk). The 2GB limit is
    because of signed arithmetic, allowing use on only 31 bits.

    Note that this limit is NOT related to cluster size (as the disk size
    limit is).

    >And please use a recent WinZip for testing,
    >rather than an outdated beta-version!
    >
    >
    >If it helps to find out what has gone wrong at file-level,
    >you may post a hexdump of a broken file here.
    >Well, not the entire file, only the first
    >and the last 256 bytes will be enough, since
    >there should be all the internal headers.
    >
    >
    >Hope it helps,
    >
    >
    >Carsten Neubauer
    >http://www.c14sw.de


    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to
    have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

  3. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Mark Lloyd wrote:
    > On Sun, 22 May 2005 22:04:02 -0400, Rick T
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Mark Lloyd wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>It sounded like the OP was using the compression built into
    >>>w2k.

    >>
    >>ain't any, least not that I've noticed.
    >>
    >>
    >>Rick

    >
    >
    > Sorry about mixing up Windows versions. ME's compression is compatible
    > with Winzip.
    >


    just me gettin' too lazy to reread the original post is all.

  4. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Mark Lloyd wrote:
    > ZIP compression seems reliable enough (I was talking abour compressed
    > folders earlier, that's something different from a signle archive
    > file). I was suggesting that is you were using compression to save
    > spce on your disk, a larger HD may be preferable.


    A decent-size hard drive costs $50-100.
    Zipping a file costs, well, zip.

    You do the math.

    --
    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
    Palladium? Trusted Computing? DRM? Microsoft? Sauron.
    "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them
    One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."


  5. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On Mon, 23 May 2005 16:07:28 -0400, Twisted One
    wrote:

    >Mark Lloyd wrote:
    >> ZIP compression seems reliable enough (I was talking abour compressed
    >> folders earlier, that's something different from a signle archive
    >> file). I was suggesting that is you were using compression to save
    >> spce on your disk, a larger HD may be preferable.

    >
    >A decent-size hard drive costs $50-100.
    >Zipping a file costs, well, zip.
    >
    >You do the math.


    I'd rather not limit mysyel that way, by forgretting that money isn't
    everything.


  6. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Sam wrote:
    >>A decent-size hard drive costs $50-100.
    >>Zipping a file costs, well, zip.
    >>
    >>You do the math.

    >
    > I'd rather not limit mysyel that way, by forgretting that money isn't
    > everything.


    Well, congratulations on your wealth. Just keep in mind that not
    everyone has the sort of disposable income you do, and can blow a
    hundred bucks here, two hundred there on a whim...

    --
    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
    Palladium? Trusted Computing? DRM? Microsoft? Sauron.
    "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them
    One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."


  7. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:10:23 -0400, Twisted One
    wrote:

    >Sam wrote:
    >>>A decent-size hard drive costs $50-100.
    >>>Zipping a file costs, well, zip.
    >>>
    >>>You do the math.

    >>
    >> I'd rather not limit mysyel that way, by forgretting that money isn't
    >> everything.

    >
    >Well, congratulations on your wealth. Just keep in mind that not
    >everyone has the sort of disposable income you do, and can blow a
    >hundred bucks here, two hundred there on a whim...


    That poster DIDN'T say anything about being wealthy, or about money
    not being important. What he did say is that money is far from the
    ONLY thing to consider when making a decision.

    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
    to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

  8. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Mark Lloyd wrote:
    > On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:10:23 -0400, Twisted One
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Sam wrote:
    >>
    >>>>A decent-size hard drive costs $50-100.
    >>>>Zipping a file costs, well, zip.
    >>>>
    >>>>You do the math.
    >>>
    >>>I'd rather not limit mysyel that way, by forgretting that money isn't
    >>>everything.

    >>
    >>Well, congratulations on your wealth. Just keep in mind that not
    >>everyone has the sort of disposable income you do, and can blow a
    >>hundred bucks here, two hundred there on a whim...

    >
    >
    > That poster DIDN'T say anything about being wealthy, or about money
    > not being important. What he did say is that money is far from the
    > ONLY thing to consider when making a decision.
    >


    whatever... the best solution would be to re-encode the .avi using a
    more intensive video-compression alogorithm rather than a general file
    compressor (.zip); that way he'd get the optimal compression.


    Rick

  9. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:55:49 -0400, Rick T
    wrote:

    >Mark Lloyd wrote:
    >> On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:10:23 -0400, Twisted One
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Sam wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>>A decent-size hard drive costs $50-100.
    >>>>>Zipping a file costs, well, zip.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>You do the math.
    >>>>
    >>>>I'd rather not limit mysyel that way, by forgretting that money isn't
    >>>>everything.
    >>>
    >>>Well, congratulations on your wealth. Just keep in mind that not
    >>>everyone has the sort of disposable income you do, and can blow a
    >>>hundred bucks here, two hundred there on a whim...

    >>
    >>
    >> That poster DIDN'T say anything about being wealthy, or about money
    >> not being important. What he did say is that money is far from the
    >> ONLY thing to consider when making a decision.
    >>

    >
    >whatever... the best solution would be to re-encode the .avi using a
    >more intensive video-compression alogorithm rather than a general file
    >compressor (.zip); that way he'd get the optimal compression.
    >
    >
    >Rick


    That would be a good idea. Note that MPEG encoding is very
    CPU-intensive, and computer speed has a big effect on how long it
    takes to compress.

    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
    to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

  10. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Mark Lloyd wrote:
    > On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:55:49 -0400, Rick T
    > wrote:


    >>whatever... the best solution would be to re-encode the .avi using a
    >>more intensive video-compression alogorithm rather than a general file
    >>compressor (.zip); that way he'd get the optimal compression.
    >>
    >>
    >>Rick

    >
    >
    > That would be a good idea. Note that MPEG encoding is very
    > CPU-intensive, and computer speed has a big effect on how long it
    > takes to compress.
    >


    takes less CPU to decode, though. There's (probably) an .avi to .avi
    converter out there somewhere. I used to be up on these things; I think
    the target format should be in the same family as the original. The
    trick of course is to make sure you're not losing info.


    Rick

  11. Re: My .avi file has lost !


    Rick T 寫道:
    > I'm unaware that .zip compression is unreliable in any way. I've

    also
    > had no problems with WinME native .zipping but I've never tried it on


    > anything more than 100ish MB.
    >
    > You may want to give it a shot with DOS mode PKZip; ver 2.04g is the
    > latest, I believe and is still available as free/shareware in

    numerous
    > places on the net.
    >
    > I'm curious as to how much compression you can get on an .avi file.
    >

    Example: If Windows Compression was successful, a 1.01 GB .avi file
    could be compressed to below 700MB, which fitted inside one CD.

    Actually, the HD I'm now working on is a temp one. It's networking
    function is not working i.e. I couldn't move out those big files to
    another computer. I need to copy as much data to CD as possible.

    >
    > Rick
    >
    >



  12. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Mark,

    I don't want those big .avi files to occupy my HD space. I want them to
    be kept in CD so that I can reuse the HD space for other purpose.
    That's why I'm trying to compress those .avi as far as possible. I know
    that some really big files couldn't fit in 730MB CD no matter which
    compression program I use. I will try to move them to other HD with
    space later .


  13. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Agree ! I had tried this long before but the coder used by that TV card
    (producer of those .avi files) was rathter proprietary that I couldn't
    find video coding software to convert it to more space saving format.

    I had raised the case to the card vendor already but couldn't figure
    out a solution.


  14. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    Carsten,

    Here are the head & tail hexdump of one sample .zip file created by
    WinME compression

    First 256 bytes:

    50 4b 03 04 14 00 00 00 08 00 22 5a 8e 2c c1 7f
    f1 53 88 a7 9b 07 00 7e fd 3d 0e 00 00 00 30 34
    31 34 31 31 31 32 33 37 2e 41 56 49 ec dd 7f 34
    de 75 ff c0 f1 0f 93 64 32 33 93 24 c9 6c 33 49
    e6 96 c9 cc 4c 92 99 6c 99 c9 24 99 99 99 99 64
    26 ed 87 49 92 24 b3 4d 92 24 c9 cc 4c 92 24 5b
    66 92 24 99 4c b6 24 49 b2 65 32 b9 25 49 a6 7b
    f3 fc 76 ba ef be df 73 ee 3f bf e7 74 5e cf 73
    5d d7 e3 ba 3e d7 fb f3 fe 5c e7 5c d7 39 d7 9f
    2f ef d5 6e 6e 13 fb ae ac 58 e5 bb da c4 73 f5
    7a 1f c7 69 45 09 0b 89 8e d8 14 bb 2d cc 5e 51
    14 df 44 45 b9 50 bc 5c 51 54 15 45 47 43 51 6c
    6f 53 66 ba fa 52 d1 f0 56 55 82 54 14 c5 44 45
    f9 5f 5d db 2b 26 5e 51 76 c6 44 47 5c bd cf ec
    15 bb 2d 64 e7 46 df a5 36 ff be 6e 9b 81 ba 92
    90 95 ad a8 5d 7d 3e cb 90 3d ff da d5 f3 43 cd

    Last 260 bytes :

    d8 17 ea cd 3e a3 17 b9 0f 7b 89 ae 7d 99 36 f0
    a3 43 fc e9 ea 00 5a 6f 2b 1d b4 8d ae 7c 8d d6
    09 a5 03 c2 f8 fe f2 70 be 3f f0 2d ee 2b de a6
    67 b7 d3 fe d1 74 59 0c ad 8d a5 7d 77 d1 25 ef
    d1 53 ef d3 3e 32 ba 28 89 9e 48 a6 bd 76 d3 8a
    3d ec 1d db cb de c2 74 ee c7 33 68 cf fd 74 c1
    a7 f4 e8 67 b4 7b 0e 9d 97 4b 0f e7 d1 ae 87 e8
    9c c3 f4 e0 11 5a 5c c4 qe 79 31 7b 24 47 b9 cf
    fe 9a 1e 38 46 bb 94 d3 59 15 b4 a6 92 76 3e 45
    67 9c a6 7b bf a5 1d eb e8 b4 7a ba bb 81 b6 3f
    cb be 94 73 ec 73 58 e6 3e b5 85 ee 6a a5 ed 2e
    d1 c9 97 e9 8e 1f 69 1b 35 2d eb a0 55 9d b4 d5
    35 3a e1 3a dd 7e 83 3d c2 3e f6 28 fb b8 b7 fc
    95 8e ff 8d 6e fb 9d b6 18 a2 63 87 e9 96 11 da
    ec 0e 1d 7d 97 6e fa 8b 36 99 a4 23 a7 d8 d3 30
    cd 9e a8 fb ff f9 bf da 4b 26 d3 f9 9f ef ff ed
    ff 7e ff 06

    I wanted to use a more recent WinZip but unfortunately this HD was
    installed temporarily and no networking function available. The latest
    WinZip 9 suggested by Noel Paton has over 2MB size even after
    compression.


  15. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    emil_lam wrote:
    > Mark,
    >
    > I don't want those big .avi files to occupy my HD space. I want them to
    > be kept in CD so that I can reuse the HD space for other purpose.
    > That's why I'm trying to compress those .avi as far as possible. I know
    > that some really big files couldn't fit in 730MB CD no matter which
    > compression program I use. I will try to move them to other HD with
    > space later .
    >


    ..zips have been able to span volumes for quite awhile.


    As a test why don't you throw something huge into a zipfile with no
    compression, then with low compression so you can actually watch it at work.

    Rick

  16. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    emil_lam schrieb:
    > Carsten,
    >
    > Here are the head & tail hexdump of one sample .zip file created by
    > WinME compression
    >
    > First 256 bytes:
    >
    > ...


    here's what i see in there:

    the start:
    ==========

    50 4b 03 04 : fileheader-ID
    14 00 : version 2.0
    00 00 : no flags
    08 00 : DeFlate-method
    22 5a 8e 2c : Date/Time
    c1 7f f1 53 : CRC32
    88 a7 9b 07 : compressed size : 127,641,480 bytes
    00 7e fd 3d : uncompressed size : 1,040,023,040 bytes
    0e 00 : filename length
    00 00 : exra length

    30 34 31 34 31 31 31 32 33 37 2e 41 56 49
    : 0414111237.AVI
    rest : compressed data


    looks correct, like a proper zip-header.
    both sizes do not seem to exceed any 2GB or 4GB border.


    >
    > Last 260 bytes :
    >
    > d8 17 ea cd 3e a3 17 b9 0f 7b 89 ae 7d 99 36 f0
    > a3 43 fc e9 ea 00 5a 6f 2b 1d b4 8d ae 7c 8d d6
    > 09 a5 03 c2 f8 fe f2 70 be 3f f0 2d ee 2b de a6
    > 67 b7 d3 fe d1 74 59 0c ad 8d a5 7d 77 d1 25 ef
    > d1 53 ef d3 3e 32 ba 28 89 9e 48 a6 bd 76 d3 8a
    > 3d ec 1d db cb de c2 74 ee c7 33 68 cf fd 74 c1
    > a7 f4 e8 67 b4 7b 0e 9d 97 4b 0f e7 d1 ae 87 e8
    > 9c c3 f4 e0 11 5a 5c c4 qe 79 31 7b 24 47 b9 cf

    ^^
    ehm, are you serious about the letter 'q' in here?

    > fe 9a 1e 38 46 bb 94 d3 59 15 b4 a6 92 76 3e 45
    > 67 9c a6 7b bf a5 1d eb e8 b4 7a ba bb 81 b6 3f
    > cb be 94 73 ec 73 58 e6 3e b5 85 ee 6a a5 ed 2e
    > d1 c9 97 e9 8e 1f 69 1b 35 2d eb a0 55 9d b4 d5
    > 35 3a e1 3a dd 7e 83 3d c2 3e f6 28 fb b8 b7 fc
    > 95 8e ff 8d 6e fb 9d b6 18 a2 63 87 e9 96 11 da
    > ec 0e 1d 7d 97 6e fa 8b 36 99 a4 23 a7 d8 d3 30
    > cd 9e a8 fb ff f9 bf da 4b 26 d3 f9 9f ef ff ed
    > ff 7e ff 06
    >


    this looks odd, i had expected to see the filename,
    both lengths and the CRC immediately, but this
    second part looks like compressed data, rather than
    the proper end of a zip-file to me.

    so your file looks corrupt to me, as if some important
    data is missing from the end of your file.
    as if something crashed and your file wasn't finished
    or truncated by accident?



    > I wanted to use a more recent WinZip but unfortunately this HD was
    > installed temporarily and no networking function available. The

    latest
    > WinZip 9 suggested by Noel Paton has over 2MB size even after
    > compression.


    Two floppys and your hex-editor, a CD or some USB-stick could fix that.

    You may better rule out all possible culprits.



    Hope it helps,


    Carsten Neubauer
    http://www.c14sw.de
    http://www.edcomponents.com


  17. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    hmmm end of file looks weird...like the HD had bad sectors where your files
    are residing. have you defragged that drive? reformat to map bad areas?

    "emil_lam" wrote in message
    news:1116908355.354766.132890@g49g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
    > Carsten,
    >
    > Here are the head & tail hexdump of one sample .zip file created by
    > WinME compression
    >
    > First 256 bytes:
    >
    > 50 4b 03 04 14 00 00 00 08 00 22 5a 8e 2c c1 7f
    > f1 53 88 a7 9b 07 00 7e fd 3d 0e 00 00 00 30 34
    > 31 34 31 31 31 32 33 37 2e 41 56 49 ec dd 7f 34
    > de 75 ff c0 f1 0f 93 64 32 33 93 24 c9 6c 33 49
    > e6 96 c9 cc 4c 92 99 6c 99 c9 24 99 99 99 99 64
    > 26 ed 87 49 92 24 b3 4d 92 24 c9 cc 4c 92 24 5b
    > 66 92 24 99 4c b6 24 49 b2 65 32 b9 25 49 a6 7b
    > f3 fc 76 ba ef be df 73 ee 3f bf e7 74 5e cf 73
    > 5d d7 e3 ba 3e d7 fb f3 fe 5c e7 5c d7 39 d7 9f
    > 2f ef d5 6e 6e 13 fb ae ac 58 e5 bb da c4 73 f5
    > 7a 1f c7 69 45 09 0b 89 8e d8 14 bb 2d cc 5e 51
    > 14 df 44 45 b9 50 bc 5c 51 54 15 45 47 43 51 6c
    > 6f 53 66 ba fa 52 d1 f0 56 55 82 54 14 c5 44 45
    > f9 5f 5d db 2b 26 5e 51 76 c6 44 47 5c bd cf ec
    > 15 bb 2d 64 e7 46 df a5 36 ff be 6e 9b 81 ba 92
    > 90 95 ad a8 5d 7d 3e cb 90 3d ff da d5 f3 43 cd
    >
    > Last 260 bytes :
    >
    > d8 17 ea cd 3e a3 17 b9 0f 7b 89 ae 7d 99 36 f0
    > a3 43 fc e9 ea 00 5a 6f 2b 1d b4 8d ae 7c 8d d6
    > 09 a5 03 c2 f8 fe f2 70 be 3f f0 2d ee 2b de a6
    > 67 b7 d3 fe d1 74 59 0c ad 8d a5 7d 77 d1 25 ef
    > d1 53 ef d3 3e 32 ba 28 89 9e 48 a6 bd 76 d3 8a
    > 3d ec 1d db cb de c2 74 ee c7 33 68 cf fd 74 c1
    > a7 f4 e8 67 b4 7b 0e 9d 97 4b 0f e7 d1 ae 87 e8
    > 9c c3 f4 e0 11 5a 5c c4 qe 79 31 7b 24 47 b9 cf
    > fe 9a 1e 38 46 bb 94 d3 59 15 b4 a6 92 76 3e 45
    > 67 9c a6 7b bf a5 1d eb e8 b4 7a ba bb 81 b6 3f
    > cb be 94 73 ec 73 58 e6 3e b5 85 ee 6a a5 ed 2e
    > d1 c9 97 e9 8e 1f 69 1b 35 2d eb a0 55 9d b4 d5
    > 35 3a e1 3a dd 7e 83 3d c2 3e f6 28 fb b8 b7 fc
    > 95 8e ff 8d 6e fb 9d b6 18 a2 63 87 e9 96 11 da
    > ec 0e 1d 7d 97 6e fa 8b 36 99 a4 23 a7 d8 d3 30
    > cd 9e a8 fb ff f9 bf da 4b 26 d3 f9 9f ef ff ed
    > ff 7e ff 06
    >
    > I wanted to use a more recent WinZip but unfortunately this HD was
    > installed temporarily and no networking function available. The latest
    > WinZip 9 suggested by Noel Paton has over 2MB size even after
    > compression.
    >




  18. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On Mon, 23 May 2005 23:47:45 -0400, Rick T
    wrote:

    >Mark Lloyd wrote:
    >> On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:55:49 -0400, Rick T
    >> wrote:

    >
    >>>whatever... the best solution would be to re-encode the .avi using a
    >>>more intensive video-compression alogorithm rather than a general file
    >>>compressor (.zip); that way he'd get the optimal compression.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Rick

    >>
    >>
    >> That would be a good idea. Note that MPEG encoding is very
    >> CPU-intensive, and computer speed has a big effect on how long it
    >> takes to compress.
    >>

    >
    >takes less CPU to decode, though.


    It's designed that way. MPEG encoding is much more CPU-intensive than
    MPEG decoding (which would be done much more often, on less expensive
    hardware).

    >There's (probably) an .avi to .avi
    >converter out there somewhere. I used to be up on these things; I think
    >the target format should be in the same family as the original. The
    >trick of course is to make sure you're not losing info.
    >
    >
    >Rick


    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
    to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

  19. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On 23 May 2005 21:05:42 -0700, "emil_lam"
    wrote:

    >Mark,
    >
    >I don't want those big .avi files to occupy my HD space. I want them to
    >be kept in CD so that I can reuse the HD space for other purpose.
    >That's why I'm trying to compress those .avi as far as possible. I know
    >that some really big files couldn't fit in 730MB CD no matter which
    >compression program I use. I will try to move them to other HD with
    >space later .


    You might try:

    getting WinRAR (http://www.rarlab.com/)
    converting to MPEG
    using DVD recordable
    splitting files (see another post in this thread)

    or doing more than one of these.

    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
    to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

  20. Re: My .avi file has lost !

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 00:36:36 -0400, Rick T
    wrote:

    >emil_lam wrote:
    >> Mark,
    >>
    >> I don't want those big .avi files to occupy my HD space. I want them to
    >> be kept in CD so that I can reuse the HD space for other purpose.
    >> That's why I'm trying to compress those .avi as far as possible. I know
    >> that some really big files couldn't fit in 730MB CD no matter which
    >> compression program I use. I will try to move them to other HD with
    >> space later .
    >>

    >
    >.zips have been able to span volumes for quite awhile.
    >


    Remember to split the file into appropriately-sized pieces before
    burning the CDs. This needs drives accessible to your OS, and CDs are
    not unless you use packet writing (another level of complexity, and so
    a point of failure).

    >
    >As a test why don't you throw something huge into a zipfile with no
    >compression, then with low compression so you can actually watch it at work.
    >
    >Rick


    --
    Mark Lloyd
    http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
    to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb
    contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast