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Old Aug 25, 2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Question iTunes HD movie file size...

This seems like a simple question but searching didn't help much.

I was trying to decided what amount of space I would need to leave on my TV to have room to rent movies off of iTunes. Unless I'm missing something there is no way to tell the file size before you download a movie.

So what I'm wondering is what is the average file size of an HD movie downloaded from the iTunes Store?
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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I think mine have been around a gigabyte. I'm imagining that the ATV would bump off synced content in priority order to make room, though (i.e. in reverse of the order on the summary tab in itunes - movies, tv shows, music, podcasts for custom sync, newest first for automatic sync)
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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The HD movies are all under 4 gb in size.
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Well then I'll leave about 20GB free that should give me plenty of room to rent movies. I sure wish I could buy them in HD but then I'd need an even bigger box.

Thank you both for the quick response.
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Well then I'll leave about 20GB free that should give me plenty of room to rent movies. I sure wish I could buy them in HD but then I'd need an even bigger box.
HD video is coming real soon. And those anemic 160 gb Apple TV's are going to become antiquated. I love my 750 gig Apple TV - holds lots of HD videos...
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