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Burning the TR47

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ANH = 4,436 MB
ESB = 4,469 MB
ROTJ = 4,463 MB

These are the numbers that you get when you open each DVD in DVD-Shrink and select just "title 1". ANH fits a single layer DVDr fine as-is, with room to spare. ESB also fits, coincidentally being the exact size that DVD-Shrink sets as a limit for single layer DVDr's (4,463 MB). ESB is 6 MB too big as far as DVD-Shrink is concerned and wants to levy a 99.8% compression on it. TMPGenc DVD Author also believes that ESB is too large for a SL DVDr. Nero doesn't seem to have any problems with ESB's size, as it sets the limit for SL burning at 4,483 MB for some reason (20 MB higher than DVD-Shrink's limit).

What are you folks' opinions? Is 4,469 MB fine to burn on a SL DVDr? I know I can cut a few frames off the end credits, or let DVD-Shrink apply its compression, but I really didn't want to alter the files (beyond fixing the 4 second black screen which I have already done). I also don't want to force my DVD drive past its boundaries both during burning and full playback, which happens with too much of an "overburn".
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Is there a DVD-ROM folder that can be deleted?

If not...um...try a different program?

Keep in mind that even though a DVD advertises that it can hold 4.7 gigs, in reality it can only hold about 4.24. Some mathematical issue, I can't recall off the top of my head.

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Hard drives go by the equation that 1MB=1024 bytes

DVDs go by the equation that 1MB=1000=bytes.

This is why hard drives have less space than is advertised on the box they come in.

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Originally posted by: Mavimao
Is there a DVD-ROM folder that can be deleted?

If not...um...try a different program?

Keep in mind that even though a DVD advertises that it can hold 4.7 gigs, in reality it can only hold about 4.24. Some mathematical issue, I can't recall off the top of my head.

No, the DVD-ROM folder is not there. It is just title 1. About trying different software, I know that it will burn, regardless of what I use and regardless of whether it warns me not to. I just don't want to strain the burn/read mechanism, as can happen with "overburns". What I find strange is that DVD-Shrink decides that 4,463 MB is the maximum for a SL disc (not just this one but always) and Nero thinks that 4,483 is fine for a maximum SL burn.

About the 4.7 GB thing, that is just the hard drive and other media manufacturers doing the "1,000 MB = 1 GB" trick; when in reality, 1024 MB = 1 GB. So a DVDr will hold 4,700,000,000 Bytes; which if you go by the 1000 instead of 1024 game, would be 4,700,000 KB; 4,700 MB; and 4.7 GB. In reality this should be 4,700,000,000 Bytes; 4,589,843.75 KB; 4,482.27 MB (pretty close to Nero's cutoff of 4,483 MB, huh?); and 4.38 GB.

I'm guessing it will be fine since I'm sure many people have burned this exact file-set; I just wanted to make sure.

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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
Hard drives go by the equation that 1MB=1024 bytes

DVDs go by the equation that 1MB=1000=bytes.

This is why hard drives have less space than is advertised on the box they come in.

I'm not sure what you mean by that. Hard drives also go by the 1000 instead of 1024 thing, which is why "hard drives have less space than is advertised on the box they come in". Your conclusion (though it is correct) doesn't follow from your statement. If "hard drives go by the equation that 1MB=1024 bytes", then hard drives would have the same space as is advertised on the box they come in. But, they don't do that, they consider 1000 bytes to = 1 KB, just like the DVD folks do.

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I think he meant RAM, not hard drives.

The reason hard drives appear to have less space than advertised is that the manufacturers use metric GB, whilst Windows uses binary GB.

You should be able to fit 4482MB on a DVD+R or 4488MB on a DVD-R.

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