[mythtv-users] Recording Bitrates fpr PVR 350
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Dec 22 12:54:00 EST 2005
Matt Mossholder wrote:
> 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!
You would make an excellent CEO of Microsoft Corp. ;)
> 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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