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.WTV File Size Increases after MCEBuddy removes commericals

Apr 22, 2014 at 11:14 PM
I am using MCEBuddy v2.3 Beta 15 along with ComSkip to remove commericals. In general, the commericals are removed fairly accurately and the file size will decrease between 20-30%. I had two files that had the commericals removed, but the file size actually increased by 1.5 G. My original file size for a 30 min clip was 3.9 G and after removing the commericals, the show was around 21 mintues and 5.5 G. I had five other shows in which the commercials were also removed during the same schedule, and they all had the file size decreased as normal. i.e. all shows were ran with the same settings at same time. What may be occuring in which the file size is actually getting larger?
Apr 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM
Couple of reasons. Depends upon the profile you are using. Eg the original wtv file may have h264 video and after processing your profile maybe converting the video to mpeg2. This is the most likely cause. The conversion log will how the file size at different steps along the way.

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 4/24/2014 at 7:20 AM