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Old 03-03-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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I had missed the first 3 episodes of Terminator the Sarah Conner Chronicles and I've got a few unbox TV downloads from Pepsi so I was going to download the episodes I missed but I have a question about bitrate first.

Option 1 is 945Mb with a 2500kbps bitrate.
Option 2 is only 225Mb with a 600kbps bitrate.

Is 600kbps viewable? I don't know what that would equate to as far as overall video quality. I guess with the commercials cutout one episode couldn't be more than 35 maybe 40 mins long.

I'll probably watch them on my 22" monitor but if there decent burn to DVD.
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Option 2 will be a very low quality.
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Option 2 will be a very low quality.
Yes but will it be viewable? I started recording them on my DVR at episode 4 so I missed the first 3. I really just want to see them. They don't have to be the best quality I guess just so I know the whole story line.

I have a download cap so I don't want to download big files. Thats why I asked about it.
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They'll be watchable, but I wouldn't run them at full screen
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I had missed the first 3 episodes of Terminator the Sarah Conner Chronicles and I've got a few unbox TV downloads from Pepsi so I was going to download the episodes I missed but I have a question about bitrate first.

Option 1 is 945Mb with a 2500kbps bitrate.
Option 2 is only 225Mb with a 600kbps bitrate.

Is 600kbps viewable? I don't know what that would equate to as far as overall video quality. I guess with the commercials cutout one episode couldn't be more than 35 maybe 40 mins long.

I'll probably watch them on my 22" monitor but if there decent burn to DVD.
depends on size and res
if its 320 by 280 its like high def lol
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put it this way: DVD video is 5MBit/s

Video (MPEG2)

* 16 kbit/s — videophone quality (minimum necessary for a consumer-acceptable "talking head" picture)
* 128 – 384 kbit/s — business-oriented videoconferencing system quality
* 1.25 Mbit/s — VCD quality
* 5 Mbit/s — DVD quality
* 15 Mbit/s — HDTV quality
* 36 Mbit/s — HD DVD quality
* 54 Mbit/s — Blu-ray Disc quality


from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rate


So no i would not waste my time Dling the 600kb/s version
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Thanks for the info guys. I started the download and I guess it didn't matter because you can't choose the format. The smaller one is in addition to the normal download. So I'm just downloading it at 2500kbps quality.
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