[mythtv-users] Recording Bitrates fpr PVR 350
matt at mossholder.com
Thu Dec 22 12:47:28 EST 2005
Just because one standards group decided that a group of people had
misused their standard after 20/30/40? years, and decided people should
change doesn't mean that we, as users have to listen.
Standards are only as good as peoples decisions to use them.
Long live 1 gigabyte = 8 * 2^30 bits!
On Thu, 2005-12-22 at 12:39 -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Scott Alfter wrote:
> >Christian Borchmann wrote:
> >>what are usefull settings for recording dayli episodes of cartoon with a
> >>u choose a bitrate form 2500-3500.
> >Disk space is cheap. I just record everything at 6 Mbps and call it a day.
> >With ~340 GB (real gigabytes, not "salesman's gigabytes") across three drives,
> >I've never run out of space.
> 1 gigabyte = 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes
> 1 gibibyte = 1GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes
> (gibibyte as in "gigabinary")
> So, a "salesman's gigabyte" is a "real gigabyte." I think you're trying
> to say you have ~340 "real gibibytes."
> The lawyer who sued the hard drive manufacturers for false advertising
> should have sued Microsoft, instead, since it was MS Windows that made
> those bytes disappear (by calling X gibibytes X gigabytes). Either
> that, or the hard drive manufacturers should have countersued MS for
> libel/slander (but, who can afford to sue MS).
> BTW, if you want a really annoying one, check out the prefix for the
> binary version of an exabyte (10^18 bytes). The exbibyte (2^60 bytes)
> is hard to pronounce and makes a "learned technology professional" sound
> like a babbling idiot. (And, no, I didn't misspell it.) The others are
> just fun, though--the looks you get when you use the words in
> conversation are priceless.
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