I cant compress a vid that small 3ddon, I could try it though. I found its not so good if the vertices are really twisted and overlapped but its still possible as I did it last night. I was getting annoyed with vertices close together and 'duplicated' ie one or more on top of the other. Its not fool proof but still saves a lot of mucking around. I used layout or unfold and didnt quite get what I wanted so had a think and tried this. I will try and copy the object (a cylider with overlapping edges) and show it to you.
"A Darkness at Sethanon", a book I aspire to model some of the charcters and scenes