How about zipping it. Personally have never try it (not sure if it can be doe). To go through all this trouble just to save a little space, wow.
I'm looking for a free/paid video compression software (free preferred, paid can be any price) for Windows that will compress a video 'automatically', or with little human interaction, that will compress a video's file size but not lose any noticeable quality in video. I have a lot of videos that have a bitrate higher than the actual visible output (such as VHS tape re-encodes) that are like 2GB or more when they come back as at at a maximum of 300mb when I upload and re-download off YouTube with hardly any visible video loss. I say 'automated' because I know there probably isn't a software that does this without having to configure it greatly, but perhaps there's a software that shows the video side-by-side so you can visibly adjust the quality (the original video on the left, and the quality adjusted one by the software on the right, for example)
Codecs the software supports are not that important, as long as it plays in VLC and, preferrably but not required, WMP. I recently found out about MiniCoder which does a great job from test videos (making high quality MKV videos with 30 minute long durations at ~480p at a crazy low file size of ~50MB each). But MiniCoder is far too advanced for me.
Hope someone can help or recommend me something. Many thanks for reading!