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#1 arrbee99 ONLINE  

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:13 PM

So today my 4K movie collection grew infinity bigger than it was previously i.e. its moved from 0 to 1. I therefore have a question or two -

 

Any idea roughly how big a 4K movie is once ripped to HDD ?

 

Is it recommended to compress them ? If so, do I still get the benefits of HDR etc ? Any Handbrake settings recommended ? (storage is cheap but am guessing these things vacuum it up like there's no tomorrow).



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:33 PM

40 to 60GB

 

its already compressed - but with a high bit rate

 

you could use HB - but you are only going to reduce the quality and might also remove the HDR - so not sure why you would want to do that



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:49 PM

Thanks for the info.

 

Its not that I want to compress, but if compressing saves space without too much of an effect then I might as well. OTOH if has a fairly major impact, then I won't. Just trying to find some sort of consensus.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:22 PM

Why not use our convert media feature? This is exactly what it's made to do.



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:51 PM

I could, am just trying to get an idea of the general principle - compress or not ? can you compress to half the size and not notice the difference, will you wreck it with compression and its only 5% smaller anyway...



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:24 PM

If you're only watching on a 1080p screen then yes you probably can and not notice. 



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:15 AM

We've got a 4K Sony TV.

 

Saw something about Handbrake not being the best if I wanted to compress 4K stuff, something about it using 8-bit video but 4K HDR whatever uses 10-bit. Guess that makes sense to someone.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:55 AM

If you have a 4k TV then i would just keep the files as they are.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:17 AM

Roger. Wilco.







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