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Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#1 Postby patzy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:14 am

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"?

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Re: Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:59 am

Sure enough, thanks.

EDIT: should have taken an actual look, thanks Henry!
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Re: Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#3 Postby Utopia » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:33 am

The DVD-5 isn't a typo:
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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Re: Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#4 Postby Stevo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:19 pm

It may best to just call it a "writable DVD" and forget about the technical names.

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Re: Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#5 Postby lucky9 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:24 am

Utopia wrote:The DVD-5 isn't a typo:
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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Re: Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#6 Postby Utopia » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:45 am

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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Re: Misprint in Mepis 11 Manual

#7 Postby lucky9 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:09 am

Yes the marketing types love a bigger number and I don't blame them. It's human nature.
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