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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by animal388, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. animal388

    animal388 Member

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    how i i fit a 4.7gig game file on to a dvd?? when it says dvd 5 but the dvds only hold 4.4gig? cheers in advance.
     
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    Single layer recordable DVDs hold

    4,707,319,808 bytes (DVD-R)
    4,700,372,992 bytes (DVD+R)

    Disk manufacturers, (HDD and DVD) use

    1 GB = 1 billion or 1,000,000,000 bytes.

    So, according to that, a DVD5 holds around 4.7 "Gigabytes".

    However, just to confuse things, computer file sizes are measured using 1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes. (1024 x 1024 x 1024 bytes)

    Using this measurement, a DVD5 holds 4.384 GB (DVD-R) or 4.378 GB (DVD+R)

    My "160 GB" hard disk will only hold around 149 GB of files.

    Check the file size in bytes. It may be that the file will fit.
     
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  3. animal388

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    yeah bit of sarcastic answer like, just wonder why the guy who made the game file made it so it didnt fit on a dvd and made the files 4.72 gig? and if theres anyway i can back it up to dvd?
     
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    I'm sorry if you thought I was being sarcastic, I didn't intend to be. I thought I was being helpful.

    The question, "How do I fit a 4.7 gig file on a DVD" comes up very very often, I thought I was seeing an old friend.

    I now know that sometimes game images can exceed DVD5 size. For example to cope with this you can get a DVD5 kit for halo2. Maybe you should read this guide which includes tips for dealing with oversized games.

    http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/iso-backup-guide.php
     
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    thanks for reply, seems all a little bit to complecated to me :( think i'll i just try and pick a dvd9 today and use that to back it up. thanks anyways
     

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