Handbrake OMG the answer to everything. (wasn't sure where to put this)

So i had an mp4 file that was around 900mb and i heard of this program called handbrake that could make the file smaller, so i used it to compress it into an mkv file and messed around with the setting a little bit. I couldn't believe the results! it was like 40mb afterwards with no noticeable difference whatsoever!

wasn't sure where to put this, just put it there incase people also want to make mp4 files smaller

Welcome to the world of video encoding. 

In a related note. BD sources are like 20GB+ in size but a 720p episode about 24 min long can be compressed to about 300-400 MB as well.

:) thats too cool