Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX
Currently I only have my laptop, connected via HDMI to TV, to access Amazon VOD. But am considering a Roku if the video quality is truly HD. What is the bitrate on a Roku XDS?
I had a VOD credit and just downloaded Inception
, Amazon claims a PC download bitrate is 2500kbps, however my download was only 509kbps.
Also downloaded The American
, bitrate was 537kbps.
Were the filesizes as advertised (3.2 GB for Inception
, 2.3 GB for The American
)? 3.2 GB for the 2 hour, 29 minute long Inception
works out to 2863 Kbps average; 2.3 GB for the 1 hour, 46 minute long The American
works out to 2893 Kbps average.
EDIT: Since The American
was a 99 cents rental, I decided to try downloading it to my PC--it won't let me do it. It only gives me the option of watching in the web player or downloading it to my TiVo.
EDIT: EDIT: I realized that I had to install Amazon's player to download to PC; I did that and now it's downloading The American
which it says is 2.11 GB long, which'd average 2654 Kbps.
EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: Still downloading slowly (the player will do playback-while-downloading, so I suspect that it's not downloading full-tilt on purpose). Enough of the file is down that MediaInfo can process its header information; it says that the video is "2500 Kbps 704*369 (16:9), at 23.976 fps, VC-1 (Microsoft)(AP@L3)" and that the audio is "357 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 24 bits, 6 channels, WMA(Pro)".
How do you arrive at the bit rates you quote?