11.0705 DVD

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 21:42:42 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 705.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 22:54:33 -0300
From: Dennis Cintra Leite <Dennis@eaesp.fgvsp.br>
Subject: RE: 11.0624 Requests for help/info

Taking advantage of a free Sunday evening to bring up to date my
Humanist reading I came across the inquiry below. Since it seems to have
drawn no answers and apologizing for the untimely response, Ill try for
a dimensional approximation:

1. DVDs, in their first incarnation, have about 4 gigabytes of
storage capacity.
2. Each second of mid-fi speech (better than telephone but worse
than FM radio ~ 5k audio channel) will demand 10k storage
3. 4,000,000,000/10,000 = 400,000 seconds = 6,666 minutes or ~ 111
hours of speech.
4. Double sided DVDs (8 gigabytes) would give us 222 hours.
5. Double layered double sided (16 gigabytes) would finally give us
444 hours of non stop speech.

Hope I answered your question.

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Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 15:48:50 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>

>> From: Randall Jones <rljones@email.byu.edu>

I am interested in learning how much speech can be
stored on a DVD. If anyone has experience or is other knowledgeable
about storing and retrieving digitized speech on DVDs or other similar
mass storage devices, I would be interested in hearing from

Randall Jones
Brigham Young University

dennis cintra leite py2-etn
the sao paulo school of management (eaesp/fgv)

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