What is the 4.7GB DVD-R actual capacity?

What is the 4.7GB actual Caoacity?
I head you can put files in the amount of 4.5GB and not 4.7gB?

is it true?

Thanks, goodbye.

4.7x10^9 / 1024^3 ~= 4.38 GB

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60029

don’t know, have whole spindle of these things
how on earth does one format them ???

No need to format regular dvd recordable disks.