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Posted 3/30/17 , edited 3/30/17
I'm going to be restricted to about 80GB a month for all internet, and I was wondering if it would be feasible to watch anime episodes here on CR normally (so for me, about 2-4 episodes a day maybe, rarely more).

I've looked around and I've gotten a general idea of about 1GB an hour of video (so basically two episodes). However, I'd like to know more precisely, like what about SD or 480p and what the real numbers are!

If anyone knows official numbers or anything, that would be helpful.
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Posted 3/30/17

Erikku7 wrote:

I'm going to be restricted to about 80GB a month for all internet, and I was wondering if it would be feasible to watch anime episodes here on CR normally (so for me, about 2-4 episodes a day maybe, rarely more).

I've looked around and I've gotten a general idea of about 1GB an hour of video (so basically two episodes). However, I'd like to know more precisely, like what about SD or 480p and what the real numbers are!

If anyone knows official numbers or anything, that would be helpful.


CR uses variable bitrates (VBR) for their encodes, so it's going to vary from show to show and episode to episode: source.
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Posted 3/31/17

eyeofpain wrote:


Erikku7 wrote:

I'm going to be restricted to about 80GB a month for all internet, and I was wondering if it would be feasible to watch anime episodes here on CR normally (so for me, about 2-4 episodes a day maybe, rarely more).

I've looked around and I've gotten a general idea of about 1GB an hour of video (so basically two episodes). However, I'd like to know more precisely, like what about SD or 480p and what the real numbers are!

If anyone knows official numbers or anything, that would be helpful.


CR uses variable bitrates (VBR) for their encodes, so it's going to vary from show to show and episode to episode: source.


Sounds good, thanks, but how does this encoding allow for greater quality whilst reducing bandwidth? Is it because it puts less of a strain on the connection by varying bitrate according to the complexity of the scene?

Presumably this infers that a show with less detail will require less data to load, whilst a show with greater detail will require more, yet presumably without stealing lots of bandwidth?

I think it would be helpful to know if low bandwidth usage = low data usage.
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Posted 3/31/17

Erikku7 wrote:


eyeofpain wrote:


Erikku7 wrote:

I'm going to be restricted to about 80GB a month for all internet, and I was wondering if it would be feasible to watch anime episodes here on CR normally (so for me, about 2-4 episodes a day maybe, rarely more).

I've looked around and I've gotten a general idea of about 1GB an hour of video (so basically two episodes). However, I'd like to know more precisely, like what about SD or 480p and what the real numbers are!

If anyone knows official numbers or anything, that would be helpful.


CR uses variable bitrates (VBR) for their encodes, so it's going to vary from show to show and episode to episode: source.


Sounds good, thanks, but how does this encoding allow for greater quality whilst reducing bandwidth? Is it because it puts less of a strain on the connection by varying bitrate according to the complexity of the scene?

Presumably this infers that a show with less detail will require less data to load, whilst a show with greater detail will require more, yet presumably without stealing lots of bandwidth?

I think it would be helpful to know if low bandwidth usage = low data usage.


A lower bitrate means less bits per second, so yes, it will result in lower data usage (dependent on the show) given the same rate of consumption.
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