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Best software for compressing video and audio?

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MeltdownZA

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May 9, 2013
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
 
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MeltdownZA

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Thanks for the sugestion, but Handbrake doesn't seem to be lossless. There is still some transcoding/compression going on.
 

c627627

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Feb 18, 2002
If 50%-60% lossless audio/video compression was possible when it comes to all audio/video files, that would make front page news ;).


Compression depends on type of data, and sometimes on how fast you want the process to take.


7-Zip, WinRAR have options to give you extra few percent at the expense of time they take to do it.



Otherwise it's the same old story - audio/video can definitely be compressed as much as you want, at the cost of loss of quality. It would take time to process every audio/video file into a new lower quality file which would then take 50%-60% less space, but again, at the cost of lower quality.