Movie / TV Show File Sizes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MCRunning, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    Hello, sorry if this question has been asked a million times, I did a search and couldn't get a definite answer. I just purchased an Apple TV and am ripping all my DVDs through handbrake. I also have VisualHub, but right now it seems handbrake is the way for now. So down to my question, I'm averaging 2.5-4gb for all my Movie rips. While searching I've been seeing many of you are getting movie sizes between 700 mb - 2 gb each.

    My settings on Handbrake are:

    Apple > AppleTV
    Video Codec: H.264 > Large File Size checked
    FPS: Same as source
    2 pass and turbo first pass checked
    Average bitrate: 2800

    Does this seem about right? I don't mess with the picture settings, I just don't know how some of you guys are getting 700 mb - 2gb HD quality for Movie DVD rips. I am ripping my first TV show right now, will post the file sizes back for each episode. If anyone can enlighten me if I am doing anything wrong or if there is an easier way of doing this. Also sorry if this is a frequent question. :eek:
     
  2. aaronthomas macrumors regular

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    May 28, 2008
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    I believe your larger file size is due to your high bit rate... the two pass encode may make it higher as well. Anyway... yes it seems to be right on.
     

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