CD-R media question

glen

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How large a file can you burn on these things now?
I have one that I want to burn; it is 728 MB (764,309,504 bytes).
 

Run Nero's tool thingie on it to determine how much you can overburn.

Also, it helps to have good quality disks (Fuji's are the best, I guess).
 

Derango

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a MB is defined as 1024 kilobytes, which is defined as 1024 bytes.

so take 728*1024*1024 = 763,363,328 bytes
 
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Anything that doesn't suck royally can usually handle another minute or two. Squeezing that much onto it though is questionable. That's more on the order of three and a half minutes of Bonus Time you're asking for there.

Why don't you try trimming that file? :p

- M4H
 

MegaloManiaK

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Originally posted by: glen
How large a file can you burn on these things now?
I have one that I want to burn; it is 728 MB (764,309,504 bytes).
BTW, what the heck does 728 MB (764,309,504 bytes) mean?
Is it 728MB or more like 764MB?

As far as i know the difference is because it is being convereted to a base 2 number system: binary. a meg is not 1mb= 1,000,000 bytes, it is 2 ^ 20 = 1,048,576 bytes

1k = 2^10 1024; 1meg - 2^20 = 1048576; 1 gig = 2^30 = 1073741824

Thats where the descrepency comes from, as far as WHY its reported as 728 and not 764 i can't say for sure, but i think maby so that it would be easier to do conversions since we use a base 10 number system
 
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Originally posted by: Derango
a MB is defined as 1024 kilobytes, which is defined as 1024 bytes.

so take 728*1024*1024 = 763,363,328 bytes

Anal-retentive much? :p Plus disc overhead and the fact that files typically don't fall exactly between HD clusters.

- M4H
 

amnesiac

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What are you burning? If it's an ISO or some other disc image, chances are it will fit fine onto a normal 700MB disc. If it's all audio, it will also probably fit, because there's a lot less disc overhead than there is for data.
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: glen
How large a file can you burn on these things now?
I have one that I want to burn; it is 728 MB (764,309,504 bytes).

That is borderline. i will guess not.

Largest I have burned on a 700 is 722MB
 

glen

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Originally posted by: amnesiac
What are you burning? If it's an ISO or some other disc image, chances are it will fit fine onto a normal 700MB disc. If it's all audio, it will also probably fit, because there's a lot less disc overhead than there is for data.

I have a copy of Jim dale reading OOTP, and I would liek it to fit on one CD-R so I can listen to it in the car off of one CD.

 

BillGates

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Originally posted by: amnesiac
What are you burning? If it's an ISO or some other disc image, chances are it will fit fine onto a normal 700MB disc. If it's all audio, it will also probably fit, because there's a lot less disc overhead than there is for data.

Yep - I burn 800MB images and mpg files to 700MB discs all the time.
 

glen

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Sweet, do I need to do anythign advanced to get NERO to overburn?
I can't find the help file to figure out how to do it.