Google play movies/TV shows compression

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Shanghaichica, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

    Shanghaichica

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    So I've purchased several movies and TV shows from Google play in HD. However I've noticed that the files seem to be heavily compressed in comparison to HD movies/TV shows I've purchased from iTunes. For example a movie in HD downloads at a size of around 1.8 GB on Google play yet the equivalent movie is 4-5 GB if downloaded from iTunes in HD?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    Clearly higher compression rate...
     
  3. jamezr macrumors G3

    jamezr

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    How is the quality of the movies when you view them?
     
  4. Shanghaichica thread starter macrumors 603

    Shanghaichica

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    The quality is fine. It's hard to compare the quality directly as I'm viewing on an iPad air and Galaxy tab pro. The pro has a bigger screen (10.1 vs 9.7) and the aspect ratio is different too.
     
  5. jamezr macrumors G3

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    For me... If the quality is the same or close enough not to notice. I would rather have less space taken up by the download.
     

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