This is where it gets complicated, and I am already at the limit of my own knowledge.
Whenever you create a new video file, you need to goto VirtualDub's Video and Audio menu commands and select a compression ratio. They are, I believe, based on CoDecs, and the codec you use dictates how much compression there is, and what the file size and playback quality is like.
Its a minefield if you are not used to doing it.
i wanted copy the first 1.5 minutes of an avi file to a flash drive to show a friend the graphics
the file is 356M and runs for 48 minutes, so i figured my 1.5 minutes would be about 11-12M
imagine my surprise when it came out at 1.42G!
why did it happen, and how do i prevent it happening again?
jonah "still baffled by modern technology" jones