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    Hello

    I am trying to watch an mp4 movie using Lectora – and then manipulating it in some way – but that is not the issue. The file is large: 2.25 GB in length.

    After I compile the title, I try to play it on my laptop, but all I get is voice, not video (although it is saved as mp4 file). The identical video, as saved by Lectora in the media directory, plays normally using VLC. I suspect the problem has something to do with the length of the file. Is there some way of fixing this problem? Note that I have not tried to run this online at all, just in demo mode on my laptop.

    Any clues?
    Andrew

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    How will you use the file? We run into issues with our LMS when we have video files over 1 GB on a page. The files have to hosted on an outside content management source and not in the course files for them to play/stream correctly. Not sure if this is your issue, but when I saw the file size it made me think of our issue with large files. Good luck!

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    Thank you, Abby. Actually, I am quite sure you are right. And I suspect there is no simple solution.

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    Yes – the size is crazy. A full HD movie is generally a smaller file size than that. Have you tried to compress / size to required dimensions?

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    I tried to use the builtin Lectora compression but that did not work either… maybe I need to find a super-compressor of some kind.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Have you got Inspire? If so Camtasia has good options for working with / exporting video.

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    Thanks for the tip @mallow76. Let’s see what I can invent.

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    Adobe Premiere also has great compression tools – I’ve been able to take 600-700mb video files and compress them down to 40-50mb without too much quality loss.

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