Noob needs help compressing files

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by edgekeeper, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. edgekeeper

    edgekeeper MDL Novice

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    #1 edgekeeper, Jun 1, 2013
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    What program works best from your experiance?I want to compress where I don't lose quality.Example,I got all seasons of house MD in a folder then each season in another folder,76.4GB total.Its a mixture of mkv & mp4.I never got around to compressing because I can never find good tutorials & I don't want to mess up files.
    My external is 465GB,i'm down to 33.3GB free space.Only about 8% or probably less of all I have on it are compressed.
    I split it into catagories:
    Software(11.6GB)
    Documents(599mb)
    Ebooks(1.18GB)
    Movies(189GB)
    Music(63.7GB)
    Video games(164GB)
    Would really like help on this.Thanks all
    P.s.:Sorry if this is not the right area.But i'm using W7
    Edit: Mods,please move to Application software.I didn't notice it at first
     
  2. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Most of your video files will have been compressed at creation. Only thing I can think of that you can do is convert all your video files to a lesser quality format or/even smaller aspect ratio.
     
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  3. Ultraform

    Ultraform MDL Novice

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    you can with winrar, winzip ,7-Zip ,PowerArchiver ,PowerZip. I dont think you loose quality if you pack it up again.
     
  4. edgekeeper

    edgekeeper MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys.I think I may use 7-zip.I don't want to change the file type of each file,just pack them like ultraform said.I want to make sure they are same quality when I unpack them to use