Lost series file sizes!

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

  1. Earley008 macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2008
    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 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    i use 2500 bitrate and average 800-900 MB per episode.
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    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 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    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.


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