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post #4201 of 4208 Old 05-29-2015, 10:24 PM
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Burn them to Blu-rays instead of DVDs, and then they will fit. The only way you could reduce the size without transcoding would be to edit out the commercials. The iView has no control over file sizes. That's controlled by the bitrate the station has decided to use.
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Burn them to Blu-rays instead of DVDs, and then they will fit. The only way you could reduce the size without transcoding would be to edit out the commercials. The iView has no control over file sizes. That's controlled by the bitrate the station has decided to use.
Hmm. I was afraid of that. I don't have blu-ray capability (and most of these movies don't justify the cost), Guess I'll just compress when necessary. I do edit out the commercials, but the finished product still runs long sometimes.
Is there any way to find out which stations broadcast at which bitrates? Or do they vary from one broadcast to another?

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Record about a minute of footage from the station, then look at the file size to compute the bitrate. If the station has 5.1 DD audio, then it's probably 384 kbps, whereas 2.0 DD is usually 192 kbps. Subtract the audio size, and then use the remaining file size to calculate the bitrate of the video.

If you load the video onto your PC, you can also use software to tell you the bitrates, e.g. MediaInfo.
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You can check Trips website(rabbitears.info) http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php and look for your market. He has listed the bitrate for each channel and sub channel your market broadcasts in.
You could also use DL DVDs but if cost is a issue(DLs are now actually more than BDs) then DVDs are your best bet and use something like Shrink to minimize the file a bit. I really prefer to not go below 90% with Shrink but it's a personal preference, I know people that go down to 50% and say they see no difference
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Or you can simply use the PC utility MediaInfo.

http://www.videohelp.com/software/mediainfo

I suggest the portable version. Will show avg. bitrate of any video file. Supports m2ts, mts.... etc.
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You can check Trips website(rabbitears.info) http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php and look for your market. He has listed the bitrate for each channel and sub channel your market broadcasts in.
You could also use DL DVDs but if cost is a issue(DLs are now actually more than BDs) then DVDs are your best bet and use something like Shrink to minimize the file a bit. I really prefer to not go below 90% with Shrink but it's a personal preference, I know people that go down to 50% and say they see no difference
Rabbitears is exactly what I wanted. I record some movies directly to DVD-RW and use the iView for "overlapping" programming. Rabbiteares will let me know which channels use a lesser video size, therefore which channels are better to record on the iView. Thanks!

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Does the iview 3500stbii get hot?
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Does the iview 3500stbii get hot?
Mine gets warm but not hot. But it couldn't hurt to run it with open ventilation.

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