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Editing mp4 videos

by 1Chris / July 4, 2012 2:28 PM PDT

I took some videos with my cell phone and need to decrease the file size, which I assume would mean shorten the video. I opened it in Windows Movie Maker, which at this point appears to be a cheap piece of garbage. Any clues how I can do this without having to buy Final Cut Pro or any of the high end programs?
For some reason when I open them in Windows Media Player, it's sideways. I got it to rotate in Movie Maker but that's about it.

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Some options
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 4, 2012 9:17 PM PDT
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discussed here; http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/mp4-video-editing

It seems a better idea is to convert the file to avi first, then use WMM to re-size the file.

However that was 4 years ago and I don't know if things have moved on since then. You might want to consider Virtualdub which is free, but is an advanced video editor.

Mark

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iWisoft Free Video Converter
by KenHusveg / July 16, 2012 3:48 AM PDT
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The easiest way to go, use Windows Movie Maker to rotate and iWisoft Free Video Converter to resize/convert.

If you need a more full featured video editor without breaking the bank, Adobe Premiere Elements, NCH VideoPad and Pinnacle VideoSpin are good choices.

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Not a bad choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2012 10:53 AM PDT
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best video editor to edit MP4 video
by vivienlpx / August 28, 2012 6:41 PM PDT
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