does itunes movies really have to be 1GB+..?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PACMAC, May 18, 2008.

  1. PACMAC macrumors regular


    Feb 24, 2008
    yeah most itunes moives are 1GB+ does that have to be that big or what?

    i think its there way so that people that have ipods/iphone have a reason to upgrade to bigger memory... so more $$$ for apple..

    im not really familar with size converting but i have converted movies to my ipod/iphone and it was under 500MB and pretty much same quality as if i rented a movie on itunes..

    why dose it really have to be 1GB movies on itunes?

  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    It may look the same on an iPod at the lower settings but as soon as you pop it up on a TV you'll notice the difference very quickly.

    The files are the best compromise between quality and size, as internet speeds rise and video processing gets better you'll see the file size grow even more - when we hit HD (available in 720p on the AppleTV already) the file size is many GBs.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    For the quality you get, especially with the HD, it's pretty good compression that Apple is using.

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