Movie / TV Show File Sizes

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

  1. MCRunning macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    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


    May 28, 2008
    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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