Lost series file sizes!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Earley008, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Earley008 macrumors member

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    I am importing DVDs to iTunes and i have a the first three series of Lost and will be getting the 4th for xmas.

    I was looking at ripping these and i was wondering else if anyone else who had done this could tell me the file size. I have been using Apple TV preset in handbrake with a 2000 bitrate but for these i may consider going to 1500 as on my mac screen i can not notice a difference.

    Thanks for your time
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    i use 2500 bitrate and average 800-900 MB per episode.
     
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Get the latest version of HandBrake - 0.9.3 - and play around with the constant rate quality settings to see how low you can get it before the loss of quality starts to bother you. The latest version does a really great job.

    If you do decide to go with a low constant bit rate, use 2-pass encoding. You'll get better quality at the lower bit rates that way (but not really worth it when using the Apple TV preset).
     
  4. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    I encode most of my videos at 1800 kbps which results in file sizes approximately 700mb in size. This kbps looks great on my 32" HDTV, if yours bigger I suggest you use higher bit rates.

    Regards,
    Michael
     

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