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Well the problem is that my hard drive space is limited and I record movies off of cable through my tuner card and windows media center. The files are between 4 and 8 Gb and I am going to be pushing the limits of my available space pretty soon. I would like to convert them to mpeg4 or avi. I have been looking, for quite some time, for a way to convert these gargantuan files and so far I have found a few ways.
1. digital media converter 2.6
2. dvrmsToolbox
3. videora

All of these programs seem to run into the same problem, they convert roughly the first 20 seconds of video then they say the file is complete and it stops the process. I can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks
    
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So your windows media center doesn't put any kind of compression on them? I guess so if its 4-8gigs.

So basically you need to compress raw footage..

anyways Premiere is the program your looking for or even after effects. Its what the professionals use and will give you professional results but comes with a price tag. I'd recommend premiere though because after effects is more advanced for what you need. It will let you import footage no matter how large and you can export it as whatever you want in any compression. I recommend QuickTime with sornson3 compression. Then if thats not enough you need to use WinRAR on the compressed files. Or you can Burn your DVD's from premiere.

I'm not sure about any other little cheesy programs because they have lots of limitations and yield crapy results so I don't use them..
At the very least you can use WinRAR and compress them, but you'll have to extract to watch them everytime.
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are you dling trial versions of pay-for software? most trial versions of video converters only do the first ~15 seconds -> 5 minutes for you
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