[mythtv-users] hdtv file size?
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 17:08:53 UTC 2006
On 1/30/06, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet.net> wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > What is a similar file size from a PCHD3000 or similar?
> >> ~7-8gig/hr with commercials for 1080i
> >> ~5gig/hr with commercials for 720p
> >> of course, specific bitrates will vary depending on source and network.
> Wow. 363% increase in file size. I could add two more disks and use
> RAID-5 to bump my disk array 300%,
> but I'd still be losing a good bit of capacity. I wonder when/if
> hardware mpeg-4 encoder cards for HDTV will
> be available?
> Do those formats burn directly to DVD like the mpeg-2 from the IVTV
> cards? Or do they need to be
> transcoded down in resolution/bitrate/whatever before they're burned?
have a RAID 5 (using mdadm) with 3 300gig drives giving me 600gigs, cost
$360 for the drives (120 each). Gives me a lot of recording time,
especially after I cut the commercials out.
As for DVD you will need to transcode HDTV to the resolution and bitrate
compatible with DVD mpeg2.
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