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Old 07-31-2008, 07:15 PM
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Default MB/GB size of TV shows?

generally speaking, how big (in megabytes or gigabytes) would an entire season of a TV show be? Each episode being 48 +/- minutes long and about 20-30 episodes per season.

I'm wondering if I could fit an entire season of Stargate or Battlestar Galactica on a 32 GB iPod.

Also, would it help if I reduced the size of each episode down to what the resolution of the device is with whatever video software that's out there? I mean, a movie 320x### would have to be much smaller in memory size than a movie in 1280x####, right?

I do suppose it's not beyond the realm of possibilities that I could just put the episodes I really love on the iPod as well as a few movies and hope like hell the airplane has an outlet where I could charge the device. I could do that during a layover, I suppose.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:13 PM
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Well, a really easy way to figure this out is to measure... or download, then measure... a movie trailer in iPod resolution. You'll see the file size and the running time. Figure out how many MBs = one minute of run time.

Then just multiply that out for 44 minutes for a hour-long TV episode. Multiply that by a season of such episodes. Bingo, your answer.

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Old 08-01-2008, 05:04 AM
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I dont know what the mb to min ratio is in IPOD format sorry.I dont have an IPOD.
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