I have two questions, could you guys help me out?
I bought some blank DVDs, different brand and everything (like 4 different ones), and all of them say the capacity is 4.7 GB. So I was getting ready to burn some data with Nero, but oh surprise, seems like the max capacity is 4.38, whats up with that? I also tried with k3b on a linux box, and same thing. So why do they say the capacity is 3.8? Maybe 4.7 is only for DVD-Video format or something? Im really confussed, adn pissed off
I tried to burn a 2.5 GB file on ISO mode with Nero, but it says I can only burn 2+ Gb files on UDF mode... so
Thanks a lot
Actually it is to do with the way numbers are counted, a Gb is counted as a thousand million bits when in fact it is not, 4.7Gb is only realy 4.38 as you have found out. Someone else can explain the maths better.
Me too ... I tried to backup an MDF of 3.6 G.B from FAT32 Partition to Iso DVD but it said it is too large & I should use UDF DVD format instead .Question now what is the difference between ISO & UDF File Systems?
iso and udf aren't files systems they are file types, try searching there was a thread about different image types not that long ago.
You must use UDF FS. ISO/ or ISO/UDF only allow a max. filesize of 2GB.