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    Sky+ question - shorter recordings taking more space than longer?

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      Sky+ question - shorter recordings taking more space than longer?

      Hi there.

      I bought a sky+ box a few months before Christmas and I am loving it - hated not having the ability to record stuff or pause live programs.

      I have noticed something however - as I record a lot of films I have noticed a load of short films are taking up more space than the longer ones.

      Should this happen. I thought the space was used depending on how long a film was but I have stuff such as a 139 minute film using 4% of space and another 134 minute using 6% of space.

      Is this normal? Just seemed a little strange to me.

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      Re: Sky+ question - shorter recordings taking more space than longer?

      I assume the amount taken up on the harddisk will depend on a number of factors: bitrate/quality of transmission; soundtrack - mono/stereo/multi-channel audio; widescreen/fullscreen etc etc. It is also worth noting (certainly with regards to DVD encoding) the more 'action' and fast moving scenes in a recording, the more space is taken up e.g. long static shots with little or no change in the background image takes up very little information as a continuous image - the background mostly stays the same with only slight updates on each frame, whereas non-stop action requires a complete new image every frame and takes up more space as a recording.

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      Re: Sky+ question - shorter recordings taking more space than longer?

      What jayhab has pointed out is correct.

      There will be even more of a difference with a Sky+ HD STB when you record either SD or HD channels.

      Channels like BBC tend to broadcast at a higher quality than many of the smaller channels too.

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      Re: Sky+ question - shorter recordings taking more space than longer?

      It is strange how things vary, I record a lot of rugby, mostly in HD, on Sky it usually takes up 9% of the hard drive, BBC is 5% and ITV during the world cup was often 3-4%. I don't notice that Sky's picture quality is any better than BBC's, so I can't see why the space needed is that much greater.

     

     

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