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by Jussi — Nov 13
Scott, I must disagree.

The standard illegal xvid/divx rip of an episode weighs about 350MB, this is probably not high quality but _much_ better than what itms provides, because of the resolution. Given use of h264 and an uncompressed original one could easily provide either better quality, smaller download or a combination of these compared to the illegal sources.

AFAIK, at the moment episodes downloaded from iTMS weigh around 200MB so the difference is really not be that big, just 50-75%[1], even less if that would be seen necessary.

[1] 300-350MB, 350MB being the current hobbyist standard, given better codec 300MB should be easy to achieve while having the same quality.
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