Bit Rate Calculator

by Steven Hacker

600 divided by the number of minutes.

Then subtract 1.6 if you are using PCM audio or .2 if you are using AC3 audio.

For example- if your video is 75 minutes:

600/75-1.6= 6.4 or 6400 kbits/sec (PCM audio)

600/75-.2= 7.8 or 7800 kbits/sec (AC3 audio)

These equations work fine for me and leave enough room for menus.


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