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well in common sense one might think that an iso of over 700 megs can't fit into a 700 meg disc, because some of the space on the disc is used for filesystem or something..not much, but still I think that if you can fit it into the disc, you're a magician
EDIT: hey but doesn't your burner-app tell you whether it fits in the disc or not?
I don't really know.. now you mentioned it, I realized that this is quite common in all memory devices.. (but I haven't heard/ever checked to see that cd-r's would actually have a bit more space than told)
my usb-stick is namely 128 megs but truly not quite that...I recall it was 127,xx but not exactly 128...and one mp3-player I had told me it had 10 gigs of space, but after checking out it appeared to be few megs more
somehow I've always thought cd's would be exactly as big as they tell...heh, I guess I'm just stupid and didn't think wide enough
good you got it fit into...I always have bigger discs so that there is also left some unused space (waste heh)
Now, seriously. You are all being fooled by the numbers. If you count as "byte" not MB, a CD-r (700 MB) would fit about 744.000.000 bytes. So I believe that aaa said he fit a 710 mega file in a 700 CD, that's impossible. But it's possible to fit a 710.000.000 byte in a 700 MB CD, since 710 megabytes, would be around 680 MB... It's hard to explain, but try to understand the difference between bit byte and MB