iTunes HD movie file size...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cynicalone, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Cynicalone

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    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 :apple: 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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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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)
     
  3. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    The HD movies are all under 4 gb in size.
     
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    Cynicalone

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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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    Cave Man

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    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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