Q:

How many megabytes does a CD hold?

A:

A compact disc's information capacity is between 650 and 700 megabytes. Typically, approximately 50 megabytes are used for the purposes of file structure and indexing.

Know More

Full Answer

Audio compact discs, which feature uncompressed digital audio files, take up more space than compressed audio files like the popular MP3 format. There is a maximum of 74 minutes of music on an audio CD. As a general rule, one minute of a compressed audio file is approximately equal to 1 megabyte of data. Thus, a 700-megabyte CD can hold close to 700 minutes of compressed music files.

The storage capacity of a CD is divided into minutes, seconds and sectors. There are 75 sectors per second, 60 seconds per minute and 74 minutes per disc on high-capacity types.

Learn more in Digital Storage

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How many megabytes make 1 gigabyte?

    A:

    One gigabyte is equal to 1,024 megabytes. A gigabyte also equates to 0.00098 terabytes. A gigabyte is a multiple for a byte of digital information, and is used in regard to the transmission and storage of that type of data.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many minutes are on a blank CD?

    A:

    The number of minutes on a blank CD varies according to size, but a standard 12-centimeter blank CD has either 74 or 80 minutes available. For an 8-centimeter blank CD, 21 minutes is the industry standard.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many pictures does a 1 GB memory card hold?

    A:

    A one-gigabyte memory card holds between 13 and 715 pictures at one time, depending up on how many megapixels each photograph contains. A card can hold more compressed files than raw photographs that haven't been compressed for easier storage. For example, a one-gigabyte memory card holds 715 compressed picture files if each photograph has four megapixels. The same capacity card holds 13 raw photos at 22 megapixels each.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many pictures does a 4GB memory card hold?

    A:

    The number of pictures that a 4GB memory card holds is directly related to the size of the pictures, but it generally has the capacity to store 1,140 photos that are 10 megapixels. This figure is based on the fact that 1 megapixel equals about 1,000,000 pixels, that 1MB is equal to about 1,000,000 bytes and 1GB equals about 1,000MB.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore