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Mark Jones
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      04-09-2004
"Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....


It is even worse than that. For the DVD, it is 1 billion bytes which is
even less than 1000 MB


 
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Mike Kohary
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      04-09-2004
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> "Raxxy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:94C59F94BC10C628D1@64.62.191.95...
> > Am thinking of getting a DVD burner for the first time. Am
> > considering a Liteon 8x burner.
> >
> > Using this burner, I would like to check with you people how long
> > it would take to burn my jepg and mpegs to DVD.
> >
> > I don't know if I will use DVD-R or DVD+R but I am guessing that it
> > would take about 20 minutes to burn 4.7 GB onto a DVD with an 8x
> > player. Then I am assuming it will take another 20 minutes to
> > verify the data is burnt correctly (I am cautious). Are there any
> > other time-consuming activities like the PC/Nero having to create a
> > 4.7 GB object to burn?

>
> My experience indicates that this would take about 4 months. And even

then
> you won't have a good DVD.
> Trust me --buy a stand alone DVD burner.


To backup computer files? Your experience must have been exceptionally bad,
which may or may not have been your fault.

Mike


 
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Mike Kohary
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      04-09-2004
"Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....


You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but in
the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.

8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
number pi also different on DVD?

Mike


 
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Lordy
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      04-09-2004
On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700, Mike Kohary wrote:

> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....

>
> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but in
> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>
> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
> number pi also different on DVD?
>
> Mike


The latin prefixes Kilo, mega, milli etc have well established meanings in
the scientific world based on powers of 10. They are different in the PC
world when measuring memory. Discuss...

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      04-09-2004
On Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700, Mike Kohary <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>"Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....


>You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but in
>the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.


>8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte.

1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte
1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte
> 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
>Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
>number pi also different on DVD?


Lazy programmers use powers of two, 1GB=2^30
Marketers wanting high numbers use powers of ten, 1GB=10^9
 
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Justin
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      04-09-2004
Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....

>
> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but in
> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>
> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
> number pi also different on DVD?
>


In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
different?
 
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      04-09-2004
On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 14:14:57 GMT, Justin <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
>> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....

>>
>> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but in
>> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>>
>> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
>> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
>> number pi also different on DVD?
>>


>In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
>different?


In the HD world, 1 megabyte=1000000 bytes

 
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      04-09-2004
TCS wrote on [Fri, 09 Apr 2004 09:30:10 -0500]:
> On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 14:14:57 GMT, Justin <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>Mike Kohary wrote on [Fri, 9 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700]:
>>> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....
>>>
>>> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but in
>>> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>>>
>>> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
>>> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
>>> number pi also different on DVD?
>>>

>
>>In the Hard Drive world, 1000 bytes = 1 megabyte, why would DVDs be
>>different?

>
> In the HD world, 1 megabyte=1000000 bytes


doh. Yeah. Too little coffee this morning.
 
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      04-09-2004
"Mike Kohary" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....

>
> You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4, but

in
> the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
>
> 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
> Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is the
> number pi also different on DVD?
>
> Mike
>
>


http://pcguide.com/intro/fun/bindec.htm

timothynadeau


 
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Mike Kohary
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      04-09-2004
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> On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 05:26:06 -0700, Mike Kohary wrote:
>
> > "Martin S." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> In the computer world 1GB is 1024MB, in the DVD world 1GB is 1000MB....

> >
> > You sure about that? That's like saying in the algebra world, 2+2=4,

but in
> > the geometry world, 2+2=4.5.
> >
> > 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1 megabyte. 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte.
> > Those numbers are mathematically derived, not arbitrarily chosen. Is

the
> > number pi also different on DVD?
> >
> > Mike

>
> The latin prefixes Kilo, mega, milli etc have well established meanings in
> the scientific world based on powers of 10. They are different in the PC
> world when measuring memory. Discuss...


You are correct. They are slightly different when applied to binary
language for reasons of binary structure. Since there are no prefixes that
mean "1024", these prefixes are considered "close enough". This is a
well-established and accepted convention. Though I suppose it could be true
and I just haven't heard about it, I highly doubt that DVDs (which are
simply another digital storage medium and store the same bits and bytes as
any other disk) are exempt from this nomenclature. Feel free to either
prove me wrong with a reference, or let me know that I took the hook.

Mike


 
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