[mythtv-users] how much space does an HD recording take?

Anthony Floyd anthonyfloyd at gmail.com
Mon May 9 20:48:00 UTC 2005

That depends what format you're recording in, of course.  Using a PVR
250/350 with "default" standard-definition settings, you'll probably
get about 2.3 GB/hr as MPEG-2 video.  You can transcode this to MPEG-4
to about 1 GB/hr without too much artefact generation.  However, if
you want to record HDTV, then be prepared for much larger sizes.

If you're not using a 250/350 then we'll need more details to give you
an estimate...


On 5/9/05, JY <jyoun24 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to get a good idea of how much disk space I need.  I want
> around 100 hrs.  I tried to search but didn't come up with much exact
> figures.  Something in the range of 6-10GB/hr?  is this right?
> Thanks
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