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Sorry if you get mad when you read this I was kinda trolling so my spelling and grammar will be off so feel free to correct me.
I have a dvd that is 5 gigs and I want to put it on a dvd that is about 4.4 Gigs. Anyone have an idea of software that will reduce the size of one dvd so I can put it on a dvd of smaller size. My dvds at my house are always getting manged and destroyed so I want to burn a dvd that will take the fall and make another copy of the one I do have. I will never redistribute any burned dvds. I saw a recent supreme court ruling that deemed this and using libdvdcss legal.
This really gets me going. When I have a file I want to burn thats 50 Megs bigger than than 4.4gigs on debian systems so it tells me to put in bigger storage, what ever.
Well there are 8 bits in a byte right. Then there are 1024 bytes in a kilobyte. 1024 kilobytes make one megabyte. Internet companies round of the 1024 to 1000 and instead of you getting 1 megabyte in speed you will get a lot less considering they round off the thousand and they give you 1 megabit. The Internet companies rip you off in two way in 1024 thing and the bit byte thing.
For instance when you see an add for 8 mega bits and an add for 1 mega byte you might be tempted to go for the mega byte because it sound bigger but 1 mega byte is faster than eight mega bits. I will show you with a comparison.
With 1 mega byte you get this many bits per second: 8388608
With 8 mega bits you get this many bits per second: 8000000
I truly thought at one time only Internet companies did this but I see other companies do this to save them money when they make you a dvd or hard drive.
comcast 8 meg cable is not 8 megabyte of transfer rate but 8 megabit
however transfer rate is defined as byte/sec
and when you dl something look at the rate it is byte/sec and not bit/sec
it sounds to the average person that a 8 meg connection is good
but it is only 1 megabyte / sec. = 8megibit/sec Aprox.
all this FUD sells services but makes a VERY BIG mess of things
Actually, a more accurate estimate is divide by 10 instead of 8 ... simply because it never is as good as they advertise. For example for a 2 Gbit connection, you will actually get 200 MB/s instead of the supposed 250 MB/s. At least this is what I've found for every single ISP I've ever tried. Recently my connection speed went up a bit, maybe 230 MB/s or so.