Brasero - recognises a 4.7 gb writable dvd as 4.3 gb

Bug #315913 reported by asifanwar98
This bug affects 7 people
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brasero (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: brasero

See attached screen print it shows Brasero not having any option for a 4.7 gb dvd. I presume there is a config file some were which lists standard cd and dvd sizes (not sure where though ?).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: LinuxMint 6
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/brasero
Package: brasero 0.8.2-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: brasero
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine LinuxMint package

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asifanwar98 (asifanwar98) wrote :
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, could you run brasero from the command line as: brasero --debug &> brasero-debug.txt perform the operation to reproduce the bug and attach the resulting file to the report?. Thanks in advance

Changed in brasero:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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Mike Trim (miketrim) wrote :

This is not a bug, it is just that the DVD makers describe their disc capacity using GB = 1000^3, but brasero is reporting the capacity using GB = 1024^3. See

Changed in brasero:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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Ben M. (bmhm) wrote :

If it used GB as in 1000^3, it would say "4.7 GB". The 4.3 are referring to GiB (4.7 GB ~= 4.3 GiB).

This is definitly a bug, since it uses wrong units.
    man 7 units
for more information.

Thus, I dare to reopen.

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Endolith (endolith)
tags: added: units-policy
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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

This is fixed in Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) with the upload of glib2.0 2.23.5-1ubuntu2, which follows

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Endolith (endolith) wrote :
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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

The attached screenshot shows two numbers: The ISO is 707.1 MB. When you burn the CD, 29.8 MB will be left. I summary, you can put 736.9 MB (~ 700 MiB) on the CD.

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Endolith (endolith) wrote :

You're right. I misunderstood the complaint.

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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

With glib2.0 2.23.5-1ubuntu3 we are back at the previous state.

Changed in brasero (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
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Andreas Saurwein (saurwein) wrote :

Not sure if its the same bug but seems related:

When I open Brasero with an empty disk inserted already, click on Burn ISO Image, it shows me that there is an blank DVD with 4.3 Gb free inserted (though its 4.7 by manufacturer definition). Yet after choosing an ISO to burn (4.7 Gb), Brasero changes the information shown to "4.0 Gb free space". Somewhere between real free space and calculated free space after selecting ISO it gets lost.
I also cant burn any DVD where this happens. Brasero starts the process and gets stuck in "preparing to write" forever.

Changed in brasero:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Changed in brasero:
status: New → Expired
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