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Old 07-13-2007, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the pixel count give rough estimate of a movie?

For example if you have a DVD which is usually 720 X 576 which if you multiply together to get the pixel count which is 414720 which is roughly size of a DVD (4.7GB) disc in kilobytes if you multiply it by 10. This also seems to work for Blu-Ray (25GB) too which is 1920 X 1080 and get a pixel count of 2073600. I tried it with VCD but that doesn't seem to work as 352 X 288 will give 101376 which is 1.5 times more than what a VCD would hold 650MB or 700MB.

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This doesn't make any sense. The pixel count doesn't matter in movies. Its the format and the size it takes up per second of play. Each media medium has a different format and a different amount of movie time per space. Another factor that affects the size a movie takes up is the bitrate. Bitrate and screen size are two different things. FPS also accounts into this.
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