Unbox Video quality

The Amazon Unbox Blog has a new entry which details the video encoding settings for their PC, TiVo, and portable device downloads.

TiVo “Best Quality” File

  • Video Encoding Type: 2-pass bitrate VBR
  • Video Codec: MPEG-2
  • Video Bitrate: 2800 kbps avg, 6600 kbps peak
  • Video Frame Size: 640×480 – all 16×9 content is letterboxed
  • Video Frame Rate: 23.98, 29.97 (same as source)
  • Video Keyframe Interval: 4 seconds
  • Audio Encoding Type: 2-pass bitrate VBR
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-2 Layer 3
  • Audio Bitrate: 192 kbps avg, 1000 kbps peak
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz (same as source)

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