[MPlayer-users] newbie question: bitrate
yan at cardinalengineering.com
Fri Mar 21 12:32:58 CET 2003
I am a complete newbie at this, so excuse me if this is a dumb Q.
Could someone explain bitrate to me? Here's what I'm trying to do:
Take a DVD or or videocassette, and rip it to a hard disk in a format
suitable for a small TV.
I've been playing with a resolution of 328x242 (OK on an NTSC TC), but I
still get files of about 1.2 GB, which seems enormously large, so I'm
guessing that I need to provide a bitrate suitable for that resolution.
What exactly is a bitrate, and how do I go about calculating a bitrate
suitable for such a low resolution?
Note that I am not interested in stuffing a movie onto a CD; I'm not
really concerned about how large the final product is. I want it to be
as small as the resolution warrants.
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