How Many Movies Can 1GB Hold?

How Many Movies Does 1GB Hold?How many movies can 1GB hold? I can let you know off the bat that it is not going to be a lot, but for those of you who are interested, I got you covered.

You will be able to get a good idea as to the storage capacity of 1 GB as it relates to movies.

How Many Movies can 1GB Hold?

Before I get started, all the numbers that are used in the table below are all based on real world data. These are definitely not the end all sizes for movies, as they could be a lot bigger or smaller, it really depends on so many different factors.
Movie Sizes used:

To give you an idea as to the storage capacity of 1GB of data, we will use the general

SD Movie from iTunes = 1.5GB (Average Size)

720p Movie from iTunes = 4GB (Average Size)

1080p Movie from iTunes = 5GB (Average Size)

DVD Rip (Pirated) = 700MB (Average Size)*

Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) = 1GB (Average Size)*

Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) = 3.5GB (Average Size)*

*Please note that the numbers used above are all averages and the file sizes can vary drastically, as this depends on the length of the movie as well as how they are encoded.

Movie Type Size 1 GB
SD Movie from iTunes 1.5 GB 0
720p Movie from iTunes 4 GB 0
1080p Movie from iTunes 5 GB 0
DVD Rip (Pirated) 700 MB 1
Blue Ray Rip 720p (Pirated) 1 GB 0
Blue Ray Rip 1080p (Pirated) 3.5 GB 0

1 GB is really a small amount of storage space and based off the estimates above, it can only hold 1 DVD Rip movie file. You could possible hold some more, but you would have to re-encode and compress whatever movies you have and you would also have to change their display size.

Categories FAQ

Leave a Comment