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Raiburnr
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File sizes

Post by Raiburnr »

Just a general question here, sorry if I'm in the wrong spot. Is there any way of picking the end file size before converting a file? I'm going from a 13.5gb .ts file to an mp4 and want it to be 4.7gb so I can put it on a dvd. I see lots of presets, but can't see anything that would tell me the end file size. Is the only way to convert it which takes a while, then check the end file size and if it's too big, erase and try again with a different preset? I have it on the default output preset of "fast 1080p30" right now. I'm using 1.0.7 for Windows 7
rollin_eng
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Re: File sizes

Post by rollin_eng »

Target file size is not possible within HB.

You can calculate the necessary settings using an online bitrate calculator then use those settings to get your desired size.
musicvid
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Re: File sizes

Post by musicvid »

For average bitrate,
Bitrate (Mbps) x Time (sec) x .125 = File Size MB)
You must add in the audio stream size and leave room for a little cushion.
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