Quicktime exporting question

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
In the new quicktime player, there is a share command as well as an export command. I wanted to compress some clips for my site. The share command does not have a save feature, only export to mail and a couple of others. Using the export to mail, I get a great conversion. But to eliminate the middle step, I tried to export using the same parameters as the share, but end up with a much larger file.



So the two questions are, is there anyway to use the share command to directly save a file to disk, and why would the file sizes be different?

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    midwintermidwinter Posts: 10,060member
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    Originally posted by blue2kdave

    In the new quicktime player, there is a share command as well as an export command. I wanted to compress some clips for my site. The share command does not have a save feature, only export to mail and a couple of others. Using the export to mail, I get a great conversion. But to eliminate the middle step, I tried to export using the same parameters as the share, but end up with a much larger file.



    So the two questions are, is there anyway to use the share command to directly save a file to disk, and why would the file sizes be different?




    It seems to me that the share command is for very quick conversions with extremely limited control over codecs and sizes and what not. I have no idea why the file sizes would be different.



    Personally, I never use the share command. But then, I do almost all video conversion in ffmpegx.
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