iTunes video file sizes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BinfordsTool, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. BinfordsTool macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2009
    I tried a quick MRoogle on this one, no luck for what I was looking for. I'm trying to figure out why iTunes video sizes are so ginormous...

    I recently got addicted to the show Chuck, so I bought the 2nd season on iTunes...

    Now, I've downloaded tv shows from other... ummm.. sources before, and it typically is about 375MB for an hour long show (45 mins really..)

    But iTunes, I'm running into standard def video in the 600mb for the same length of time.

    Is this due to iTunes encoding or something? I mean, granted the store seems to pipe out the downloads pretty quickly, but its still a pain to wait for a longer download than if I'd obtained these through questionable methods...

    Just looking for info, thanks!
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Most of the avis you'll find on the torrents are lower quality than stuff on the iTMS, so yeah, they're going to be smaller file sizes. It's not so much that iTMS files are abnormally large, it's that people try to make the files they torrent as small as possible so they can be shard more easily and quickly.
  3. BinfordsTool thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Thanks dude

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