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VirtualDub took a lot of space,how do I get it back

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by pdim20, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. pdim20

    pdim20 Member

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    Hello
    I just wanted to edit a video and downloaded VirtualDub today.
    I selected which part I want to crop ,started it, and saw that
    I suddenly lost 20GB hard disk space. In panic I interupted it
    and deleted the program and video, and now I have no idea how
    to get my 20 GB back. I am not really a computer expert,I tried
    disk clean up,defragmentation,and restore but nothing.
    Is there a way to get the lost disk space back without formating?
    Thank you
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Check the size of the video file that was saved from VirtualDub.
    You perhaps saved the output without selecting a compressor under ('Video' > 'Compression').
    The output file in that case is saved as uncompressed video (which is a huge file).
    You can load the edited file in VirtualDub and just save it (this time selecting a codec under 'Compression') then delete the uncompressed file.
     
  3. pdim20

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    Yes I finally found the output file
    it was not where I expected it to be
    but I found it
    thanks
     
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