GB (1024^3) vs GB (1000^3) disc size and file sizes

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#1

I’m trying to figure out what the max amount of data I can fit on a DVD is…

I see information reported with different tools, yet I’m confused what the reference sizing scheme is… engineering or marketing GB. I know 4.7GB(1000^3) is really 4.3 GB(1024^3)

I can find the number of blocks on a DVD and use that to calculate the disc size if I know what exactly the block size is in bytes… does any tool tell you this?

I’m trying to shrink a file down (AVI that’s 700MB that I need to get to <350MB) to archive a season of shows on one DVD.

Can anyone help me figure this out?


#2

It depends on what media you have, and if your burner supports overburning.
You can actually get 4.5 gb of data onto a dvd quite easily with the right setup. But for safety sake, I usually stop at a max of 4.4gb. I’ve had good success with 4.4