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Bug 665240 - Brasero thinks the capacity of a blank dvd -r is 4.3 GB when it's actually 4.7 GB or 4.3GiB
Brasero thinks the capacity of a blank dvd -r is 4.3 GB when it's actually 4....
Product: brasero
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Brasero maintainer(s)
Brasero maintainer(s)
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-30 19:22 UTC by Pedro Villavicencio
Modified: 2018-09-21 17:33 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 3.1/3.2

Description Pedro Villavicencio 2011-11-30 19:22:06 UTC
this report has been filed here:

"Starting in 11.10 nautilus reports file (iso) size in actual GB, but brasero incorrectly uses 4.3 GB as the capacity of a dvd -r

The actual numbers of a dvd -r are
available space - 4,706,074,624 bytes/2,297,888 sectors/4.7GB/4.38GIB
So an iso that is near the true max file size of a dvd -r, while it will fit , is now rejected by brasero as being to large for the media

Ex. - have an iso that can and has been burned to dvd -r

Actual size - 4,691,394,560 bytes
Nautilus/properties reports - 4.7 GB (4,691,394,560 bytes)
Brasero shows iso size as 4.7 GB, media capacity as 4.3 GB, refuses to burn

(as a comparison a dvd burner, ImgBurn, that just uses bytes/sectors for filesize & media avaialble space shows this & will burn
iso size - 4,691,394,560 bytes/2.290.520 sectors : dvd -r media - Free Sectors: 2,297,888 ; Free Space: 4,706,074,624 bytes

K3b use GIB so it also has no problems burning the above mentioned iso

So it would seem brasero, gnome/nautilus, need to get on the same page here & brasero needs to use the same method for both filesize & media capacity, either GB or GIB"
Comment 1 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-09-21 17:33:19 UTC
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