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nero and 4500MB

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by Sirrick, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Sirrick

    Sirrick Member

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    hi why nero limited the size dvd to 4500MB, and not to 4,7G, becauso 4,7G to be equal more than 5000MB

    anyone have an idea??????

    thanks
     
  2. malum

    malum Regular member

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    Is this like a brain teasing puzzle where we have to fill in the missing words to make sense of your post?

    A DVD-R can only hold 4.37GB of data. The rest is lost in overhead.

    Why Nero runs up to 4.5GB is a mystery to me, but if you fill it to that limit you may have problems
     
  3. delpierre

    delpierre Guest

    Is overburning completely impossible?
    I once had to substract 30 seconds of music at the end, because I slightly exceeded the limit (4 MB !!!)
     
  4. vurbal

    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    The difference between the 4.7 GB advertised and the 4.37 GB actual space on a DVD has nothing to do with overhead. It's caused by what I like to call new computer math.

    4.7 GB actually refers to 4.7 Billion Bytes. The problem is that 1 GB is actually 1,073,741,824 Bytes (KB=1024, MB=1024*1024, GB=1024*1024*1024). If you do the math that means that a DVD actually holds a little more than 4.37 GB.
     
  5. malum

    malum Regular member

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    I stand corrected. I wasn't sure when I wrote it to be honest.

    I'll get my coat
     
  6. vurbal

    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    I understand malum. Most people aren't aware of this particular marketing trick. Either way 4500 MB doesn't make any sense to me either, but I use DVD Decryptor to burn my movies so I'm not that familiar with using Nero (except for CD's).
     

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