iPod touch How Much Space Will It Take Up On The Ipod Touch?

youashwag

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Im thinking about getting the new Ipod Touch but im worried about he storage capacity. I was wondering how much the storage capacity would be on a full season of a tv show which would include 20+ episodes???? plz help me!!!
 

Gen3tix

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Hmm...well when I converted some 25 minute South Park episodes to my iPod, they each came out to around 100-120mb each.

I assume you'll be able to fit a season of 20 epidodes of a tv show. Should only take up 2-3 gigs if they're normal 20-30 minute episodes.
 

Zwhaler

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I put Lost season 1 on my 5.5, and it only took up about 100-200 mbs each episode. So for 24 episodes of 45 minutes each (the last one being an hour and a half) your lookin at 2 and a half gigs.
 

AppleFan08

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nobody really knows! i dont think you can really ask these questions until the damn thing comes out...
 

jacktiernan

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Woah, Settle

nobody really knows! i dont think you can really ask these questions until the damn thing comes out...
Why wouldn't they know? If we know the ipod is 16gb, and it sounds like an average tv show is about 100mb...... then it's pretty simple maths.

You might want to settle down and think a bit before posting next time mate.
:rolleyes:
 

gloss

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Hour long shows from iTMS seem to be about 400-500MB per episode.
Material converted using iSquint or whatever takes about 175mb an hour. That's using Anime as a basis, though, and so it may be smaller than a live-action piece, which has more complex and constant movement.
 

BiikeMike

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I ripped the first two seasons of House with Handbrake, and each episode is 480-493 MB
 

swwack91

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well i wanted all ten seasons (22 epis each) on my iPod so i worked around space, not quality in HandBrake and got each 45 minute episode into 75 MB.

and it's COMPLETELY watchable quality - even at full screen on my MBP.
 

gloss

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I ripped to iPhone-size with high bitrate (1.2mbps) h.264 and the episode (Season One, Episode 2, 'Paternity') is 416.5mb. Handbrake defaulted to 970kbps bitrate to begin with, so on standard settings it would be somewhat less. I'm sure if you set lower quality still and put it to 2-pass encoding you could get it down considerably.
 

gloss

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Thanks for that update, appreciated. Standard settings will be enough for me I would think.

Cheers again, and bring on my touch. :D
I ran the file through VisualHub on 'WiFi' iPhone settings (moderate quality) and the file came out to 186mb. There's a wee bit of visual compression, but it's pretty satisfactory, and completely watchable.
 

Markleshark

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I ran the file through VisualHub on 'WiFi' iPhone settings (moderate quality) and the file came out to 186mb. There's a wee bit of visual compression, but it's pretty satisfactory, and completely watchable.
Now thats what I'm talking about. Prolly run one through myself now, to see what were looking at, but I'd say that would be enough for me. Only going to be on there for any time I'm traveling, but the more I can fit on with my iTunes Library the better.

Thanks again.
 

gloss

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Now thats what I'm talking about. Prolly run one through myself now, to see what were looking at, but I'd say that would be enough for me. Only going to be on there for any time I'm traveling, but the more I can fit on with my iTunes Library the better.

Thanks again.
Agreed. I'd done some testing with anime earlier, but due to the limited motion and palette the files are going to be smaller than anything live action. So it was good to know.

It might actually be even smaller if you use h.264 through VisualHub, but I forgot to check the box. I'll probably do one more pass and post here.
 

Markleshark

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Carlisle, Up Norf!
I'm running season 3 Episode 1 though now at h.264 encoding, Wi-Fi iPhone settings. We'll see how that comes out.

All this is doing is making me more excited though. Happy Days. :D
 

Markleshark

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With those settings ^ it came out at 136meg and the quality was good, very watchable, didn't do to well when I stretched it, but that hardly matters. So its going to be under 200 on high quality with h.264 encoding. Looking good.
 

gloss

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With those settings ^ it came out at 136meg and the quality was good, very watchable, didn't do to well when I stretched it, but that hardly matters. So its going to be under 200 on high quality with h.264 encoding. Looking good.
Heh. I ran a two-pass h.264 run and it came out to like 357 megs. I'm going to try setting the final size at 175mb and we'll see how it ends up looking.
 

Markleshark

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Mine was just the standard single pass.

For the record, the 'High' quality setting, with single pass h.264 gave me a 220meg file. Kinda hoped it would stay under 200, but not bad.
 

gloss

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Mine was just the standard single pass.

For the record, the 'High' quality setting, with single pass h.264 gave me a 220meg file. Kinda hoped it would stay under 200, but not bad.
In VisualHub (not sure about iSquint) you can just set a target size for the file and it'll do everything else for you. That seemed to work pretty well.

But I think the general point here is that you can fit a few seasons of TV on an iPod touch without too much hassle. This myth is busted.