I have access to a server via SSH, I download files from it over SFTP or HTTP. I want to pull down a 4.4GB .mkv file but I have limited bandwidth.
I have used
p7zip, but the file is always 4.4GBs after the compression process. After fiddling with some of the CLI args I managed on one attempt to get the file down to 4.3GBs. I understand that the video file I have is a compressed h.264 file. I don't understand why I can't compress this further though (perhaps a question for another Stack-exchange forum)
Is there some way I can compress at a byte level so the compression tool would be agnostic of the file contents (which I presume these other tools are anyway, but they aren't working).
Is there perhaps some other way I can pull this fill down using less than 4.4GBs? I have no target file size in mind, but 4.3GBs for example is pointless (only 2-3%~ less).