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Resize videos to a mobile friendly size and save bandwidth!

My daughter recorded a birthday wishes video for my sister. Actually recorded two videos .. that I stitched together using this procedure.

The video ended up being 65MB given the high resolution and size! I need to send this via Whatsapp using limited bandwidth! I decided to try resizing the video using the below code! And voila! My 65MB file ended up resizing to just 2MB! Kewl!

ffmpeg -i happy-birthday.m4v -vf scale=320:-2 happy-birthday_320.m4v