Hi have some footage which I do need to author. Their size is such, that I might reach the maximum capacity of my DL DVD+R (TDK). Therefore, I need to know exactly how many bytes this 8.5 GB DL DVD+R can hold.
Is there a standard number for all DL DVD+R or does it vary with the manufacturer?
If the number depends on the media, is there a tool which helps me to find out?
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There is a standard number. DVDs are not (for th emost part) like CDs where you can have 700, 800 and even 900 MB discs. DVDs also do not over burn very well.
You have two limits you need to observe. One is certainly the maximum capacity of the disc. The other is the maximum allowablew bitrate for DVD, which is 10800 kbps combined audio and video bitrates, with a maximum video bitrate of 9800 kbps. You will also find that quite a few DVD players cannot maintain these bitrates from non-pressed discs.
I'm talking of the capacity restriction.
- How many Bytes (no bitrate, not KB, MB or GB) does a DL DVD+R accept?
- Is it brand related?
Originally Posted by geohei
DVD+R DL holds 8,547,991,552 bytes
It's not brand related.
You would do well to stay below that. The closer you get to 100% capacity, the more likely you are to have problems.
Verbatim makes the ONLY reliable DVD+R DL media. All other brands are inferior.
The exact number of bytes is meaningless because you can't fill that up to capacity with your movie anyway. Since you want to put video on it, and I assume you want it to play in a DVD player, you'll end up with much less than that. The authoring structure uses some of it, even if you don't have menus, and the layer break placement will also play a role in how much actual data can fit. You'll want the layer break to be at a convenient point in the movie, which will vary depending on content, and is never at the ideal location for maximum capacity, so it's hard to say how much of your movie a DL disc can hold with any amount of accuracy."Shut up Wesley!" -- Captain Jean-Luc Picard
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Well, this is what cdrecord says about a blank SL DVD-R:
[C:\] =>cdrecord dev=1,1,0 -minfo Cdrecord-ProDVD-Clone 2.01.01a25 (i686-pc-cygwin) Copyright (C) 1995-2006 Jörg S chilling scsidev: '1,1,0' scsibus: 1 target: 1 lun: 0 Using libscg version 'schily-0.9'. Device type : Removable CD-ROM Version : 0 Response Format: 2 Capabilities : Vendor_info : 'HL-DT-ST' Identifikation : 'DVD-RAM GSA-H55N' Revision : '1.03' Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM. Using generic SCSI-3/mmc-2 DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM driver (mmc_dvd). Driver flags : DVD MMC-3 SWABAUDIO BURNFREE Supported modes: PACKET SAO LAYER_JUMP WARNING: Phys disk size 2298496 differs from rzone size 2297888! Prerecorded dis k? WARNING: Phys start: 196608 Phys end 2495103 Disk Is not erasable data type: standard disk status: empty session status: empty BG format status: none first track: 1 number of sessions: 1 first track in last sess: 1 last track in last sess: 1 Disk Is unrestricted Disk type: DVD, HD-DVD or BD Track Sess Type Start Addr End Addr Size ============================================== 1 1 Blank 0 2298495 2298496 Next writable address: 0 Remaining writable size: 2298496
Originally Posted by gadgetguy
The OP may not care where the LB is, but it's worth mentioning.
Originally Posted by jman98
I use TDK, but they don't produce DVD any more. Any (Windows) tool which spits out the manufacturer?
The question came up, since I have a set of 10 DL DVDs, which I have to author. One might scratch the limit. Therefore my usual 8.5 GB was threshpassed. Therefore, I required the accurate capacity.
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Originally Posted by gadgetguy
Originally Posted by TJohns
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H553A DE04 (ATA) Current Profile: DVD+R DL Disc Information: Status: Empty Erasable: No Free Sectors: 4.173.824 Free Space: 8.547.991.552 bytes Free Time: 927:32:74 (MM:SS:FF) Supported Write Speeds: 2,4x DVD±R DL Boundary Information: L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2.086.912 Changeable: Yes Physical Format Information (ADIP): Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D00-01 Book Type: DVD+R DL Part Version: 1 Disc Size: 120mm Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified Number of Layers: 2 Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP) Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit Track Density: 0.74 um/track First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608 Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16.580.607 Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2.283.519 Physical Format Information (Last Recorded): Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D00-01 Book Type: DVD+R DL Part Version: 1 Disc Size: 120mm Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified Number of Layers: 2 Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP) Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit Track Density: 0.74 um/track First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608 Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16.580.607 Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2.283.519
There is nothing contradictory about about the numbers I supplied. It is all explained as to why there are different units of measurement, what each means, and what the true sizes are. I apologise if reading a couple of paragraphs was simply too much for you.
Originally Posted by dadrabPull! Bang! Darn!
I just go by what our 'WHAT IS' DVD page shows and it hasn't failed me yet :
DVD+R DL or called DVD+R9 is a Dual Layer writeable DVD+R. The dual layered discs can hold 7.95 computer GB* (called DVD-9) and dual layered double sides 15.9* computer GB (called dvd-18).
Originally Posted by geohei
You can compare disc I.D.s to the listings here:
But again, for DL discs, Verbatim is most reliable.Pull! Bang! Darn!
Any (Windows) tool which spits out the manufacturer?Code:
cdrecord dev=#,#,0 -atip