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Download sizes not accurate?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by Punker1234, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Punker1234

    Punker1234 New Member

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    Hoping someone can help me out with this...

    When choosing to download a program onto my phone, it lets me select the quality of low, medium and high. However, when I choose low, it states the file size will be 173 megs. When it starts downloading, it now says X MB of 260 MB. Obviously larger than 173. I look a minute later, and now it says X MB of 320. File size grew, and it's not the original 173.

    So confused. Help?
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That lowest setting uses VBR encoding so the size is just a guess. I've seen them go the other way too and end up much smaller then quoted. It mainly depends on how much movement is in the video.
     
  3. Punker1234

    Punker1234 New Member

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    Got it. Thanks Dan.
     

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