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 +====== Compress Canon EOS MOV videos to MKV (and save space)======
  
 +-- //Tested with **Ubuntu 18.04** on **March 2020**// --
 +
 +We will use //ffmpeg// - if you have not already installed it, do it now with
 +  sudo apt install ffmpeg
 +
 +I have tried a few combinations:​ from my experience, a good trade-off between quality, compression ratio, and speed is provided by using the //h264// video codec and //​libvorbis//​ for audio.
 +
 +To compress a video created with your camera, just type:
 +  ffmpeg -i MVI_0123.MOV -c:v h264 -c:a libvorbis MVI_0123.mkv
 +
 +If you have multiple files inside your directory and you want to convert (and compress) all of them, you can use:
 +  for i in *.MOV; do ffmpeg -i "​$i"​ -c:v h264 -c:a libvorbis "​${i%.*}.mkv";​ done
 +
 +and... done!
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