typical file sizes?

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lennyboss

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hey guys, does anyone have a good idea how big the following files typically are?

- picture
- song (4 mins)
- movie (2 hrs)
- show (30 mins)

trying to decide between 4G and 8G.

thanks!
 

hmlaa

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hey guys, does anyone have a good idea how big the following files typically are?

- picture
- song (4 mins)
- movie (2 hrs)
- show (30 mins)

trying to decide between 4G and 8G.

thanks!
well a 4gb will hhold between 1000 and 2000 songs alone.....not sure about other things... best get a 8gb becausse its twice the memory for only 100 buckes more!
 

spacerog

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hey guys, does anyone have a good idea how big the following files typically are?

- picture
- song (4 mins)
- movie (2 hrs)
- show (30 mins)

trying to decide between 4G and 8G.
if you can afford it get the 8GB.

A lot will depend on how you encode the files. You can have a picture at 200K if you save it as a low quality jpeg. If you take the same picture as raw format right out of your camera it may be 5 or 10MB big. Same with MP3s a song encoded at 64 bit will be a hell of a lot smaller than one at 128bit.

- SR
 

TrippalHealicks

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There is no definite answer that can be provided for this question. The # of factors involved in this, go far beyond whether or not the file is a "Song or Picture".
 

dirtyd

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i'm not sure if this has been addressed, but does anyone know how much memory the OS and included apps are going to eat up? is it possible that a 4GB iPhone would actually only have 3GB of storage?
 

n9ngx

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you are officially the most miserable person on this messageboard.
It may not be a great answer, but it is true. I have some songs that are 20 minutes long, so I can't just go by the term "song". Generally Apple says a 1 Gig Shuffle holds 250 songs, so you can sort of go from there as far as music.
 

lennyboss

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You ask a NEWB question, you're gonna get a REAL LIFE ANSWER.
LOL
if you were actually laughing out loud at your desk in your cubicle somewhere while you typed that, thats kinda sad.

and btw, i specifically said, and even titled the post, "typical file sizes"... so i was looking for a simple, general answer. i expected that anyone with any common sense who read the post would assume that i knew there were other factors that come into play.

just lighten up.
 

jtlax3

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i'm not sure if this has been addressed, but does anyone know how much memory the OS and included apps are going to eat up? is it possible that a 4GB iPhone would actually only have 3GB of storage?
it's very possible. though it might be closer to 3.5gbs
 

TrippalHealicks

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It may not be a great answer, but it is true. I have some songs that are 20 minutes long, so I can't just go by the term "song". Generally Apple says a 1 Gig Shuffle holds 250 songs, so you can sort of go from there as far as music.

Thx for the backup. I think you need to have a basic understanding of file formats, MP3 encoding parameters, file length, etc.

And that's just for the audio.

If you wanna talk video, take all the above, and add another 3 or 4 parameters to understand and decipher.

You give us some of this basic info, and then we can give you a breakdown on the # of "pictures", "songs", "movies" and "shows" you can store on your iPhone.
 

TrippalHealicks

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if you were actually laughing out loud at your desk in your cubicle somewhere while you typed that, thats kinda sad.

and btw, i specifically said, and even titled the post, "typical file sizes"... so i was looking for a simple, general answer. i expected that anyone with any common sense who read the post would assume that i knew there were other factors that come into play.

just lighten up.

Once again, typical is not typical for everyone. You want a typical answer? Use the iPod nano for your measurements. 4g = 1000 songs. 8g = 2000 songs.

I have songs that are 29 minutes long, in my collection. I encode all my MP3s at 312kbps/sec.

Do you?
 

DMcGrew

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Picture= 2mb
Song= 5mb
Movie= 1gb
TV Shows (30min)= 250mb

But all of that varies based on encoding and other factors. I think those numbers are fairly accurate for buying from iTunes.
A 2MB picture? You're a fool if you put a 2MB picture on your iPhone.
 

BoxKrait

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2 Megs for a picture?
Why would you want a 3,000 x 3,000 pixel picture on the iPhone screen?
Sure you could zoom in.. But 2megs...

Forgot where, but it was stated that the OS takes up less than 500 megs.
But with the rest of the apps and whatnot.. I'm shooting at 700megs.