Over the last year or so I’m getting more and more episodes that won’t download because Sonarr can’t find a filesize that is small enough based on my configuration.
I regularly see 1080p H264 episodes (45-60mins) that are 3-4GB!
By contrast, I can download great quality scene releases for 2 hour MOVIES that are ~2GB (for the same 1080p H264).
What’s going on? Have the TV scene upped their bitrates or something? If the movie scene can compete on quality for the same resolution and codec, why can’t the TV scene? I swear TV episodes never used to be this big (for the same res and codec). I know hard drive space is cheap but it feels like the files are big for no valuable reason.
Does anyone have any insights?