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Old 05-31-2018, 10:40 PM   #2268
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Cool Improving the estimate of your total vlog run time

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Originally Posted by danielle_ftv View Post
Here are the answer to your question.
Thanks for answering my main question. But you could do a lot better with VERY LITTLE additional work. Here follows a lesson on how using even SIMPLE (grade school) math lets us improve your estimate.

Isn't it true that until recently all your vlog videos used a common video format and codec (coding/decoding algorithm)? If so, it means that the amount of data recorded per minute of play would be approximately constant. Look at one (or more) video(s) to compute this data rate (MB/minute). Then look at the size of the server directory which holds ALL your vlogs (or have your server tech do it.) Finally, do a single division to guestimate the total run time of ALL your vlogs.

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