[mythtv-users] How will changing from 480x480 to 720x480 affect me?

Jeff Simpson jeffsimpson at alum.wpi.edu
Thu Nov 30 20:37:02 UTC 2006


> Hmmm, conflicts with Jim's response...
> Can you post your file sizes for a 1 hour show?  Mine are 2.2GB each
> at 480x480, all other defaults on my PVR-500.

I record everything at 720x480 on a PVR-350, and I'm at about 2.2 gigs
an hour as well.

I actually just lost my configuration and had to switch from the
default 480x480 back to the 720x480 I normally use.

Here's an episode of House that I recorded with the default settings
(480x480). Filesize is 2332995584 (2.2G). Here are some stats gleaned
from mplayer:

VIDEO:  MPEG2  480x480  (aspect 2)  29.970 fps  6000.0 kbps (750.0 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 384.0 kbit/25.00% (ratio: 48000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 480x480 => 640x480 Planar YV12

And to compare, here's another more recent hour-long show, but at
720x480. Filesize is 2332057600 (2.2G). Same mplayer stats:

VIDEO:  MPEG2  720x480  (aspect 2)  29.970 fps  6000.0 kbps (750.0 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 384.0 kbit/25.00% (ratio: 48000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 720x480 => 720x540 Planar YV12


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