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How much space does an average movie take up?

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I've converted Mr. & Mrs. Smith (120min) and the file is appr. 500Mb
 

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Average File Size?

hey guys, i'm just curious. when you rip a full dvd and transcode into ipod format using videora...what's you're average file size?

i'm transcoding sin city right now and it's already up to about 675 megs...the original .vob file is over 5 gigs. is this a good file size for a movie on the pod? do i need to split the video into multiple files? if so, how would i go about doing this?
 

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cdl said:
I've converted Mr. & Mrs. Smith (120min) and the file is appr. 500Mb
how did you get it that small? i'm converting a 124 min movie and the thing is already almost a gig
 

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my copy of trainspotting is 700 - 800mb, but i decrypted it from a copy i made of the dvd, so it could be bigger if i did it from the original.
 

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wezman2k said:
how did you get it that small? i'm converting a 124 min movie and the thing is already almost a gig
Well, video is 384kbps and audio 96kbps, so pretty low, but I don't see the difference. First try was with video 768kbps and audio 128kbps.
 

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Video 384kbps, audio 96kbps, resolution 320x240. The quality was still very good and no problem with framerate.
 

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cdl said:
Well, video is 384kbps and audio 96kbps, so pretty low, but I don't see the difference. First try was with video 768kbps and audio 128kbps.
don't try and encode any video for the iPod with a bitrate of 768 because the 768 limit is for the video and audio combined (that is, when you're using h.264. those settings are fine for MPEG-4). i'd suggest a bitrate of about 500 - 600 for the video and i use 160 kbps audio, works great. hope that helps :)
 

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most of the movies i have, including some over 2hrs(harry potter and gladiator), are about 700mb
 

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haha, i'm dumb. i was totally reading the label wrong, it was in kilobytes, not megabytes.

but again, what is the benefit of running two passes instead of one?
 

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wezman2k said:
haha, i'm dumb. i was totally reading the label wrong, it was in kilobytes, not megabytes.

but again, what is the benefit of running two passes instead of one?
the benefit of running two passes is that on the first pass, it doesn't really do any encoding(well, that's what i think, could be totally wrong) it just looks through the file and precesses where it can compress it more. basically you (in theory) get better quality files and/or smaller file sizes. so basically, two/multi passing a movie will pay off in quality, but will take a lot longer (incredibly long time for h.264, but worth it for the space saving and quality)
 

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what is multi-passing? is that where you save the dvd to your HD and then convert it instead of converting directly from the dvd?
 

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what is multi-passing? is that where you save the dvd to your HD and then convert it instead of converting directly from the dvd?
i'm talking about mult-passing in videora. when you transcode the dvd file into mp4 - for the ipod.

it has an option of making one or two passes.
 
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