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No; bzip2 and the other compression utilities only compress a single file, so if you want to archive multiple files you need another tool like tar first, then compress the archive.
man rsync From description: "It is famous for its delta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network by sending only the differences between the source files and the existing files in the destination." So the speed you got indicated more or less how quick rsync could confirm that the file was already transferred or confirm ...
No, you cant. Depending on your video codec these files are highly compressed already. This will even be to an extent where you experience a loss in details (lossy compression). Further compression could only be achieved by resampling all videos with another video codec (or codec setting) which will lead to further compression artifacts. You probably do ...
converting 32GB to 8GB means comprising on the quality(a lot) and as you are saying that those are your family videos so get a few blank dvd's and burn them as having an extra backup is always a safeside you can also consider backing them up online if you have a good broadband but if you insist on reducing the size (don't blame me for quality) get a ...
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