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File Sizes

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by patrone, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. patrone

    patrone New Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    What is a typical file size for an hour long 1080P HD recording once downloaded to an iPad mini? Is a 16GB iPad Mini going to be large enough to download a few shows? Should be fine if the average size is around 1GB...but if it's like 3-4GB for an hour I'd be in trouble.
  2. True Colors

    True Colors Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    If i recall correctly, the file size of the original Tivo recording will be somewhere around 7 gigs per hour.

    However, you can compress this so that it takes up less space on the ipad.

    The Tivo stream functionality will do this for you, but I am not sure what the conversion rate is to shrink the files because I do not use that method. Somebody on this board will know the answer to this.

    There are other ways to go about this.

    My way....

    1 use kmttg to offload recordings from tivo to PC

    2 use VideoRedo TV suite to edit the files and convert them to mpg

    3 use VLC streamer helper to transcode the mpg files from your PC onto your iDevice. VLC allows you to choose the size of your output files.


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