If I rip a 2-hr DVD movie for playing on new iPod only, how large would the file be?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kathymoore, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. kathymoore macrumors newbie

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    If I rip a 2-hr DVD movie for playing on new iPod only,
    how large would the file be?

    Basically I just want to decide if I should order the 30GB
    or 60GB. Leaning towards the 30GB right now becuase
    I prefer the thinner profile. On the other hand, the 60GB
    has more capacity and longer battery... :)

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    At the data rate Apple has been encoding their TV shows at. It appears to be about 200MB for 43 minutes or so. So figure 600MB for 2 hours.

    arn
     
  3. kathymoore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So assuming all of my MP3s amount to only 14GB, I have
    16GB left for video?(if I go with the 30GB iPod) This
    means there's enough space for 50 hours of video, or 25
    2-hour movies? That's plenty for me... I'm going to order
    the 30GB version now.

    THANKS for your info!
     

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