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When I drag'n drop 4.5Gb of files into toast 6 and the checkbox compress is ticked. Toast refuses to burn this on a DVD and considering the speed it does this It even has been unable tocheck whether or not the compressed files would fit. Why does compression not work or what do I wrong? -- gr, Antonio...

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    Default Toast 6 & compression

    When I drag'n drop 4.5Gb of files into toast 6 and the checkbox compress
    is ticked. Toast refuses to burn this on a DVD and considering the speed
    it does this It even has been unable tocheck whether or not the
    compressed files would fit.

    Why does compression not work or what do I wrong?
    --

    gr,
    Antonio
    AnToNio Guest

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    Default Re: Toast 6 & compression

    In article
    <fu-berlin.de>,
    AnToNio <com> wrote:
     

    My Toast manual warns that despite the "4.7 GB" label, the most you can
    fit on a typical DVD is 4.1 GB.

    What files are you trying to save? Spreadwheets and word processing
    files compress well. Video, pictures (jpeg) music (mp3) and many other
    formats are already compressed and cannot be made much smaller.
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    Alan Guest

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    In article <HERONaquirt-C0529B.12244224092003news21>,
    Alan Quirt <ca> wrote:
     
    >
    > My Toast manual warns that despite the "4.7 GB" label, the most you can
    > fit on a typical DVD is 4.1 GB.[/ref]

    That I know, but I have the feeling that Toast does not try at all to
    compress it (because of the speed). What I try to compress is mostly the
    home directory so mostly wordprocessing, some picts and music.
    --

    gr,
    Antonio
    AnToNio Guest

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    Alan Quirt <ca> wrote:
     
    >
    > My Toast manual warns that despite the "4.7 GB" label, the most you can
    > fit on a typical DVD is 4.1 GB.[/ref]

    That's the same kind of consumer deception that harddisk manufacturers are
    trying to pull. In the computer industry, 1 GB = 2^30 bytes, except when it
    comes to the capacity of hard disks and dvd discs; then 1 GB = 10^9 bytes.
    If you're lucky, they mention their own definition on the box in small
    print. For a "4.7" GB disc, that equals to a "loss" of 0.32 GB or 331 MB.
    Thus 4.5 GB won't fit. I think there is even a lawsuit about this issue
    going on...

    Regards,
    Tom

    --

    "If you're not confused, you're not paying attention"
    -- Michael Rothschild, 1993
    Tom Guest

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    Default Re: Toast 6 & compression

    In article <upc-c.chello.nl>,
    nl.spamtrap.invalid (Tom) wrote:
     

    Well I have no problem with that. Only problem is how to get Toast 6 to
    compress!
    --

    gr,
    Antonio
    AnToNio Guest

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    Default Re: Toast 6 & compression

    In article
    <fu-berlin.de>,
    AnToNio <com> wrote:
     
    >
    > Well I have no problem with that. Only problem is how to get Toast 6 to
    > compress![/ref]

    One way around it is to compress with Stuffit then put the result on the
    DVD. That needs extra disk space, but at least you know in advance how
    big the result is.
    --
    .... Al Quirt ... Ottawa Canada ...
    .... Please remove anti-spam BIRD for email replies ...
    Alan Guest

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