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Video Shrinker

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Video Shrinker resizes a number of videos quickly and easily, just drag and drop video files from Finder onto the application icon or dock icon and you're ready to start shrinking.

If you've taken a video with your HD camera or smartphone and it's too big to email, use Video Shrinker to reduce the file size so that it's email friendly.

Resize By Maximum File Size
If you tell Video Shrinker the maximum file size you want your videos to be, it will do its best to shrink the videos to the specified size and at the same time attempt to keep the quality of the videos as high as as possible.

Resize By Dimensions
You can tell Video Shrinker a specific width or height (or maximum width or height) and it will shrink the dimensions of the videos for you, and will always maintain proportions.

Common Uses
Emailing resized videos - Reduce the file size of your videos (for example to 10MB) to ensure you can email them to your friends, family and work associates.

Resize videos for mobile devices - Tell video shrinker the width or height of your mobile device's screen and it will shrink the videos to match your device's screen size.

Resize Formats
The resized videos can be saved in either mp4 or mkv format making them suitable for most mobile devices and PCs. Although Video shrinker only saves the resized images as mp4 or mkv, it supports the resizing of the following common video formats: mp4, mkv, avi, ts, mts, vob, video_ts and iso.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

* Removed (temporarily) advanced option - Higher quality, due to sandboxing issues


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Customer Reviews

Recommeded but with a slight caution

I have a large collection of big MKV files (all 8gb plus) that I needed tp make less than 4gb to put on a FAT32 drive attached to my Mac for extra itunes capacity.
I shrinked a lot of these down to an itunes and FAT32 friendly 3gb file and every one comes out spot on.
My only quibbles is its not overly fast compared to some, and if I queue more than 1 file it seems to hang mid file on some conversions. But if you can live with one at a time its excellent.
Once in MP4 format i simply add it to itunes via iFlicks for my Apple TV and ipad for metadata and artwork - so if you use that software this is a very useful additional app.

buggy but seems to work

The user interface is a bit buggy: if you open the preferences while it's shrinking a file, it hides and closes the progress indicator and file list.
Also I can see that it just passes the job to HandBrakeCLI, which explains why it is slow, because HandBrake just is slow at converting video. It also maxes out the CPU at 93 deg C with the fan running at 6200 rpm, so I suggest you put a desk fan on your computer while it runs.
I also notice that like Handbrake, it seems to make the video very blocky when there's a lot of motion by actors/persons in the videos.

This rotates images through 90 degress - useless

This app would be great, but for the fact that on my Mac OS 10.6.8 it turns images through 90 degrees as it shrinks them, which renders it useless.

A waste of £1.99 and a couple of hours trying to understand the problem.

Video Shrinker
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  • £2.29
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 6.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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