"Anestis Kozakis" <email@example.com> wrote in message
: On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 21:03:02 +1100, MJT <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
: >> I recommend Stargate SG1 - 9x12 - Collateral Damage (Jmans Xvid).avi,
: >> (133 MB) which I obtained from Mininova.
: >Normally, 42 min. shows are usually around 350 megs, when xvid encoded.
: >What was the quality like if it was compressed down to 133 megs compared
: >to the larger file sizes?
: It was probably a compressed iPod video version of the episode. Normal
: iPod video versions are around 270 MB or so.
: I can't imagine what quality a 133 MB video would have, but people
: have said the iPod video version, when viewed on a TV, either has
: washed out colours, a lot of artifacting, or the sound quality isn't
: as good (or a combination of the three).
I don't think the Jmans Xvid was a compressed iPod video version of the
episode, and its quality was excellent. In fact I can't praise it enough,
like 2 previous Jmans Xvids I d/l.
OTOH the latest 350 MB BSG episode WAS an iPod, and had occasional
I forgot to say when I posted the above that the previous 350 MB BSG
episode I downloaded was NOT an iPod, but still had occasional distorted