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When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    When you use Windows Explorer to check the properties of a CD or DVD, it
    will only show you the amount of data, of occupied space, not the amount of
    potential storage (which is 4 GB, more or less.) IOW, there isn't any
    "normal" about the size of a CD or DVD as reported by Windows Explorer.

    --
    Gary S. Terhune
    MS-MVP Shell/User

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    > When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Or maybe it's that integer overflow bug they never bothered fixing in one of
    the Win98 DLL files? (the signed vs unsigned arithmetic thing with the MSB)

    For example, in Win 98 you can't copy files larger than 2.1 GB (and not 4.2
    GB) in Windows Explorer. (If you need to do that, you have to use the COPY
    command in DOS).

    Gary S. Terhune wrote:
    > When you use Windows Explorer to check the properties of a CD or DVD, it
    > will only show you the amount of data, of occupied space, not the amount
    of
    > potential storage (which is 4 GB, more or less.) IOW, there isn't any
    > "normal" about the size of a CD or DVD as reported by Windows Explorer.
    >
    > --
    > Gary S. Terhune
    > MS-MVP Shell/User
    >
    > "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    >> When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    I doubt it. Check it out. Put in any CD or DVD. The reported size is always
    the amount of data on the disk, not its potential capacity.

    --
    Gary S. Terhune
    MS-MVP Shell/User

    "Bill in Co." <not_really_here@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:%23RmrTuFqFHA.3672@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Or maybe it's that integer overflow bug they never bothered fixing in one
    > of
    > the Win98 DLL files? (the signed vs unsigned arithmetic thing with the
    > MSB)
    >
    > For example, in Win 98 you can't copy files larger than 2.1 GB (and not
    > 4.2
    > GB) in Windows Explorer. (If you need to do that, you have to use the
    > COPY
    > command in DOS).
    >
    > Gary S. Terhune wrote:
    >> When you use Windows Explorer to check the properties of a CD or DVD, it
    >> will only show you the amount of data, of occupied space, not the amount
    > of
    >> potential storage (which is 4 GB, more or less.) IOW, there isn't any
    >> "normal" about the size of a CD or DVD as reported by Windows Explorer.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gary S. Terhune
    >> MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>
    >> "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    >>> When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Gary, I can burn a 4.2GB data DVD on my ME system and Explorer always
    reports it as 1.99GB. The same thing must happen in '98. I don't have a
    DVD drive on this '98SE system so I can't do it here.

    "Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:u5fxqyFqFHA.620@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > I doubt it. Check it out. Put in any CD or DVD. The reported size is
    always
    > the amount of data on the disk, not its potential capacity.
    >
    > --
    > Gary S. Terhune
    > MS-MVP Shell/User
    >
    > "Bill in Co." <not_really_here@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23RmrTuFqFHA.3672@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > Or maybe it's that integer overflow bug they never bothered fixing in
    one
    > > of
    > > the Win98 DLL files? (the signed vs unsigned arithmetic thing with the
    > > MSB)
    > >
    > > For example, in Win 98 you can't copy files larger than 2.1 GB (and not
    > > 4.2
    > > GB) in Windows Explorer. (If you need to do that, you have to use the
    > > COPY
    > > command in DOS).
    > >
    > > Gary S. Terhune wrote:
    > >> When you use Windows Explorer to check the properties of a CD or DVD,
    it
    > >> will only show you the amount of data, of occupied space, not the
    amount
    > > of
    > >> potential storage (which is 4 GB, more or less.) IOW, there isn't any
    > >> "normal" about the size of a CD or DVD as reported by Windows Explorer.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Gary S. Terhune
    > >> MS-MVP Shell/User
    > >>
    > >> "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    > >>> When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Just put a rented dvd in my dvd drive under 98SE, Explorer's left hand pane
    shows 7.84gig.

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    > When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    pjp wrote:
    > Just put a rented dvd in my dvd drive under 98SE, Explorer's left hand pane
    > shows 7.84gig.
    >
    > "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    >
    >>When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?

    That would need to be a double layer disk to have 7.84 GB on one side of
    it (some retail disks are also double sided).
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    That's the biggest filesize burned in ISO/Joliet that can be burned/pressed.
    UDF doesn't have this limitation.

    A packet reader may or may not affect windows explorer when viewing the
    capacity of an entire DVD. Same with DVD movie playing software.

    When viewing the capacity of an entire DVD with a burning program, all bets
    are off.

    Some rough adding of each file on the DVD can aid in what the true capacity
    is. A burned closed session, that's the capacity. An open session, you
    have additional capacity, but won't be visible in windows explorer.
    ISO/Joliet is limited to roughly 4.3GB on a standard DVD. Roughly, twice
    that on a double density DVD.

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    > When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Everyone of the game DVD demo disks I checked are 1.99 gb but that must be
    incorrect!
    ______________________________________________________

    "Lil' Dave" wrote:

    > That's the biggest filesize burned in ISO/Joliet that can be burned/pressed.
    > UDF doesn't have this limitation.
    >
    > A packet reader may or may not affect windows explorer when viewing the
    > capacity of an entire DVD. Same with DVD movie playing software.
    >
    > When viewing the capacity of an entire DVD with a burning program, all bets
    > are off.
    >
    > Some rough adding of each file on the DVD can aid in what the true capacity
    > is. A burned closed session, that's the capacity. An open session, you
    > have additional capacity, but won't be visible in windows explorer.
    > ISO/Joliet is limited to roughly 4.3GB on a standard DVD. Roughly, twice
    > that on a double density DVD.
    >
    > "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    > > When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
    >
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Yes, it's a fault in Win98 Explorer, IIRC.

    --
    Gary S. Terhune
    MS-MVP Shell/User

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3861F7A0-DA77-4448-8FB5-860D1163D5A4@microsoft.com...
    > Everyone of the game DVD demo disks I checked are 1.99 gb but that must be
    > incorrect!
    > ______________________________________________________
    >
    > "Lil' Dave" wrote:
    >
    >> That's the biggest filesize burned in ISO/Joliet that can be burned/pressed.
    >> UDF doesn't have this limitation.
    >>
    >> A packet reader may or may not affect windows explorer when viewing the
    >> capacity of an entire DVD. Same with DVD movie playing software.
    >>
    >> When viewing the capacity of an entire DVD with a burning program, all bets
    >> are off.
    >>
    >> Some rough adding of each file on the DVD can aid in what the true capacity
    >> is. A burned closed session, that's the capacity. An open session, you
    >> have additional capacity, but won't be visible in windows explorer.
    >> ISO/Joliet is limited to roughly 4.3GB on a standard DVD. Roughly, twice
    >> that on a double density DVD.
    >>
    >> "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    >> > When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
    >>
    >>
    >>
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Why?
    What's "gb"?

    "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3861F7A0-DA77-4448-8FB5-860D1163D5A4@microsoft.com...
    > Everyone of the game DVD demo disks I checked are 1.99 gb but that must be
    > incorrect!
    > ______________________________________________________
    >
    > "Lil' Dave" wrote:
    >
    > > That's the biggest filesize burned in ISO/Joliet that can be
    burned/pressed.
    > > UDF doesn't have this limitation.
    > >
    > > A packet reader may or may not affect windows explorer when viewing the
    > > capacity of an entire DVD. Same with DVD movie playing software.
    > >
    > > When viewing the capacity of an entire DVD with a burning program, all
    bets
    > > are off.
    > >
    > > Some rough adding of each file on the DVD can aid in what the true
    capacity
    > > is. A burned closed session, that's the capacity. An open session, you
    > > have additional capacity, but won't be visible in windows explorer.
    > > ISO/Joliet is limited to roughly 4.3GB on a standard DVD. Roughly,
    twice
    > > that on a double density DVD.
    > >
    > > "b11_" <b11@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:BE39D55E-A51C-41FC-ADD4-F3C58D695C87@microsoft.com...
    > > > When I check the size of a DVD disk, I get 1.99 gb. Is that normal?
    > >
    > >
    > >
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