[mythtv] Question about Target Bitrate

Jeremy Oddo mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 13:21:00 -0800 (PST)

OK, so I'm a little confused over the whole "target bitrate" thing.  What
EXACTLY does this mean?  There's the quality of the codec compression (min
and max quality settings) and the frame size (ie: 320x200, 640x480, etc),
but what does target bitrate control?  Bumping it up from 3300 to 4400
added some quality and takes up more drive space but what does the
variable relate to?