And this is only H.264 Baseline Profile, i.e. the bottom end of H.264 compression efficiency.
Originally Posted by Emanuele_Z
Here's an example from the top end: The new Wall Street movie trailer, 1280x544, encoded at 1800 kb/s (average bitrate) with High Profile settings.
Size: 20 MB (no audio)
The source file (70 MB) can be downloaded from Apple's website:
I did not make a Theora version, but my guess is that the compression artifacts at 1800 kb/s will totally destroy the video.
wget -U "QuickTime/7.6.5" http://movies.apple.com/movies/fox/wallstreetmoneyneversleeps/wallstreet-tlrd_h720p.mov