Let's settle this once and for all. How many gigabytes should ONE movie and ONE TV episode take?

Let's settle this once and for all. How many gigabytes should ONE movie and ONE TV episode take?
>inb4 700 MB x264 YIFY is fine

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's a TV?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's an app on your iphone

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    movie >5gb
    bluray for good ones

    series, >1gb per episode at least

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    movie = 80GB+ with a bitrate of above 40mb
    TV Show = you dont watch the web rip you wait for retail Bluray, so same as above.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >80GB+ for a movie
      that's excessive anon. you can't effectively share movies with your friends "uh just wait until this 80 GB BDRIP downloads over your cable modem". oh and you'll need to upgrade your computer too because it is 4K HEVC.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sound like a poorgay problem.
        get richer friends

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What kind of darkest black gorilla Black person doesn’t have a 1 gig symmetrical line minimum? Are you posting from the public library?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          not everyone is romanian, which ironically means that Black folk are the ones with gigabit symmetrical connections

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            kek, shouldn't have posted this when it is lazy Sunday morning in Romania. enjoy your commieblock with gigabit internet, Dragos

            I live in Switzerland you gypsy fricks

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          kek, shouldn't have posted this when it is lazy Sunday morning in Romania. enjoy your commieblock with gigabit internet, Dragos

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it doesn't matter if you have 1gbps if the uploaders don't

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            true but a lot of private tracker users have seedboxes.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            true but a lot of private tracker users have seedboxes.

            Fiber internet is common in many parts of the world too. Private trackers are full of people with home fiber connections.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can get 128GB flash drives for $15-20 these days. The frick are you talking about?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    720p 2 hour movie, about 5GB
    1080p 2 hour movie about 15GB
    3360p 2 hour movie about 30GB

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it depends on the resolution of your screen and that of the movie and the length and the action% of the movie
      So taking what this guy said: and adjusting:
      480p 2h cartoon video or DVD movie: ~2.5GB
      720p 2h video: about 4-5GB
      1080p 2h video: 8-10GB
      2040p 2h vid: 16-20GB

      There's more to it.
      Action heavy videos do genuinely need about 50% more bitrate to keep up.
      The above sizes are for 2h. Plenty of movies, especially post 2000 ones, are almost 3h.
      The higher res you go the less extra bandwidth you need because the less understandable the high-frequency detail is. What this means is that at high res, a close up shot of some complex pattern doesn't need to be encoded well because you cannot tell the difference between th real texture and an artifacted aproximation since you just don't know what the real texture looks like very well. This is why for 2040p you don't need 4x the size of 1080p, only 2x.
      If your screen is 1080p you don't need higher res so keep that in mind. And a lot of movies are not available in 1080p or 2040p and getting upscales is moronic, they are the equivalent of running a sharpening filter.
      Video without low frequency detail, like cartoons don't need high quality because edges being slightly blurry don't actually reduce the detail. So while you can encode higher than 480p equivalent the only difference is that the output looks sharper.
      Don't forget that you have a brain which is 60% dedicated to image processing. Trust this faculty and accept that after a 10-20 mins of watching a "low quality" video you will stop seeing the quality because your brain will reconstruct the missing quality. Therefore you don't need tack sharp image quality.

      Finally all of this theory is if you want to horde lots of stuff. If you only want to download 1-2 series then just get whatever is highest quality. You'll be deleting it anyway so it doesn't matter.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    30min 100MiB 3GP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Resolution doesn't matter sir. I once watched a silent Congolese film in a gif file

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    100mb 360p.
    everything else is a bloat

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends entirely on the content. On HDB the encoders are trying to get as transparent to the source material as possible and the size can vary.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends in the codec.
    AVC = 15Mbps minimum
    >20 minute episode = 2.25GB, 1 hr episode = 6.75GB, 2 hr movie = 13.5GB
    HEVC = 4Mbps minimum
    >0.6GB, 1.2GB, 2.4GB
    AV1/= 2Mbps minimum
    >0.3GB, 0.6GB, 1.2GB

    These are my minimums for visually lossless. I wouldn't hoard anything below this, but I will watch and delete things down to half this bit rate without much complaint.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in the Philippines and I have symmetrical 700mbit fiber internet. I don't need to pay the 1000 pesos extra to get gbit when it's shared with my neighbors anyway with the box I'm connected to maxing out at 1gbit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And if your mum and sister worked a bit harder at their bar in Angeles City you could afford it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm an American living in the Philippines anon. The only thing I have to do with Angeles City is when I go there to work for people I know who own hotels.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    movie should be under 60 gb
    tv episode who cares

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    /ptg/ here. I don't really care
    It's all such a minuscule element of my life. it is of so little importance. death is inevitable

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on resolution, codec, and complexity. A cartoon takes far less, since mostly static and repeating frames. Older movies that have a ton of grain need a frickton, or you end up with horrible results. Mainland China has somehow made the cleanest looking movies & shows. You can compress those frickers like cartoons.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    RARBG got it right. just do whatever they were doing. I will go for higher quality only if I *REALLY* like the movie.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the type of movie. An animation can get by with less since it has less details. Normal movies need more and movies where picture details are important need as many pixels as they can get.

    This is why those stunning samples are mostly landscape footage of something complex, like nature and cities.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Really depends on the show.
    Not every show has visuals worth watching.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk only dvd seems to be a lil different. i usually download max res and end up saying without glasses or only watch 1 season.
    especially when it comes to porn i seek out the best resolution available

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only download 1080 MP4s and they must be under 4Gb. a 20 minute episode of anything must be under 1Gb. 8500 movies and show so far and they're all on two 10Tb drives. anyone who uses $15 of storage on a movie clearly doesn't understand the purpose of pirating. And no, you don't need 4K or bluray rips.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao the purpose of pirating isn't to get bitstarved garbage similar to what you can get on Netflix streams. I only want the best.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The purpose of pirating is that you don't have to pay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You pay for storage and your internet connection whether or not it's peasant tier or actually worth a shit. It's not my problem if you're poor or cheap and stupid as shit.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    arr rook the same

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it entirely depends if you want to enjoy full quality or just keep up with latest slop.

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