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Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual 
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Just a niggling thing:

Section 2.3 under
Burning a live DVD
Section 2 has " A good quality DVD-5" shouldn't this be "DVD-R"?


Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:14 am

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Sure enough, thanks.

EDIT: should have taken an actual look, thanks Henry!

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The DVD-5 isn't a typo:
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DVD-5 is an acronym that means a DVD disc that is one-sided single-layer disc and can contain upto 4.38 gigabytes of data on it.
DVD disc manufacturers love to use marketing terms and sell their discs as 4.7GB discs, but this is not true -- the 4.7GB is calculated by using so-called "Japanese gigabytes", where the power of calculations is 1,000 instead of 1,024

(Definition is from afterdawn.com)
But 4.6 GB is wrong, it should be 4.7 GB
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It may best to just call it a "writable DVD" and forget about the technical names.


Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:19 pm

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Utopia wrote:
The DVD-5 isn't a typo:
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DVD-5 is an acronym that means a DVD disc that is one-sided single-layer disc and can contain upto 4.38 gigabytes of data on it.
DVD disc manufacturers love to use marketing terms and sell their discs as 4.7GB discs, but this is not true -- the 4.7GB is calculated by using so-called "Japanese gigabytes", where the power of calculations is 1,000 instead of 1,024

(Definition is from afterdawn.com)
But 4.6 GB is wrong, it should be 4.7 GB
Henry



I believe that 4.7 GB is correct for total capacity only. Usable capacity is closer to 4.3, with the rest being taken up by formatting.

The DVD-5 standard is 4.38 GB of data. 'Japanese gigabytes' doesn't enter into it as far as I know.

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Japanese gigabytes' doesn't enter into it as far as I know.

Should have explained better. What I mean is that the DVDs comes in boxes with 4.7GB written on the outside. Never 4.6 or 4.38.
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Yes the marketing types love a bigger number and I don't blame them. It's human nature.

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