Video File sizes for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 2002cbr600f4i, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    Ok, gang, planning on getting an iPad when the 3G models come out. I'm mostly going to be using apps, photos and videos on the Pad (vs the Phone which I use for some phone, photos, apps, and music.)

    The question I have is, with videos that you're converting over to be used on the iPad, what sort of file sizes are you seeing for 1 hour of video? I'm trying to decide between the 32 and 64 GB models and I'm just wondering what sort of file sizes I can expect for movies converted over so I can gauge which model to buy for my needs.

    Thanks!

    --Mike
     
  2. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    about 800mbs for an hour and a half long movie.

    It really just depends on the length, graphics, etc. :)

    Also, movies purchased through iTunes and digital copies are going to be 1GB+
     
  3. 2002cbr600f4i thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm... ok... Sounds like I better go with the 64GB model then... Sigh... more $$$ out the door!
     
  4. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    700mb looks great on the iPad for all movies. You can go 750mb for longer movies and still get 2 movies per 3 GB.
     
  5. jevel macrumors regular

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    The few Blu-Rays I've ripped with handbrake at 1024 width gives me files @ 1.5 - 1.8 GB in size.

    -KJ
     
  6. pkdoyle macrumors member

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    I suppose it depends on the movie, but to my eyes a ripped standard def DVD looks about the same as a ripped BluRay down-resd to 1024. I doubt I will rip any more BluRays for the iPad. It just takes too damn long and plain old DVD looks too good on the 'pad!
     
  7. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    I converted two 2-hour movies to 1280x720 resolution for the iPad and they look great but they're 3gb each.
     
  8. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Lol, another reference point: the digital copy of Watchmen that comes with the Blu Ray is about 3.5GB
     

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