reasonable iPad movie sizes?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gillybean, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    When you guys convert your movies to iPad-playable format, what sizes do they come out as?

    I just converted 2 normal movies using the software I've been using for converting, and they came out to 2.98GB and 3.62GB. I'm thinking this can't be right, since at 3GB a piece, the iPad can't really hold too many movies. The source file for the 3.62GB movie was a 700MB avi file.
     
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  3. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    I think 3gb is necessary for good quality 720p. If converting from DVD, 1.5GB or less is enough
     
  4. gillybean thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One was an AVI into an mp4 file.
    The other was a MKV into an mp4 file.

    If 3gb is necessary for a good 720 does that mean people with 32gb iPads can only hold 5-6 movies at a time on there (assuming they want space for music and other stuff too?)
     
  5. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but I think few people need more than 5-6 movies at a time. If you do, you just have to sacrifice quality a bit. You can always encode them at 1024x576, in which case, 2gb is enough to retain full quality, but I like full 720p for when I occasionally zoom in.
     

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