it doesn't fit.
|80 minutes cd||737,280,000||720,000||703.125|
|DVD+R single layer||4,700,372,992||4,590,208||4,482.625|
|DVD-R single layer||4,707,319,808||4,596,992||4,489.25|
the sizes shown graphically, making the problem obvious:
A typical anime season is 13 or 26 eps. a season of 2/cd and 4/cd eps is 13*350 = 4550 MiB, which is 68 MiB bigger than a DVD+R, which means anime series never neatly fit on dvd's. You always need another one just for the last 1 or 2 eps. The exact size of a "13/dvd" or "26/dvd" is open for debate. I have seen 170 and 172 MiB used, both are ok. Also animes are released which don't fit on cd's because they have "random" episode sizes, but they are also slightly bigger than a dvd. so they dont fit neatly on any optical disc.
"it then fits on a dvd, but does it still fit on a cd?"
While it fits on a DVD, it still fits with 2 or 4 on a CD as well, because the eps are slightly smaller, so it's not a compromise here.
"it's smaller so it's less quality"
It's only an 1% lower bitrate, the difference is too small to be significant.
"can't you overburn it?"
Unlike cd's, dvd's cannot practically be overburnt. A friend overburnt only 4 MB, and it failed. Also, an overburnt dvd is not standards compliant. It cannot be read on all dvd drives. It's not reliable. It should not be considered "normal", or be depended on.
"dvds and burners were too expensive in (fill in a year). It's only old animes. We don't know the size of a dvd."
In 2004, cheap dvd burners cost like 80 euro, and top end ones around 160 euro. dvd recordables cost like 1 euro. This is when I first bought a burner and dvds. which means atleast since 2004, dvd recording is affordable and "mainstream". I have no record of prices before that. Releases are still being done which don't fit, see the list below. Finding out the size of a dvd can't be difficult, and could be done by searching on internet or asking others.
"but noone uses optical discs anymore, I store all my anime on hdd's, and only move them over networks"
Most people with this argument probably also use striped RAID-0. Enough people exist who like to burn anime on dvds for various reasons. Backup, offline storage, giving to friends, etc. A dvd can be inserted into any pc with a dvd drive, is small enough to send over mail as a letter, and is cheap enough to give away. Also, hdd's *can* crash/fail. It has happened to me. It has happened to multiple friends. Don't force your choices/habits onto others; if the release fits on dvd, it ofcourse still fits on hdd as well, so it's not a compromise.
"but transcoding is bad."
I know. Release groups should get it right in releases. If you want to transcode to make a downloaded release fit, and the size difference is small enough, I suggest only transcoding one or two episodes, not everything.
"everything is slightly too big for a DVD+R. but is it also too big for the older, and slightly bigger, DVD-R standard?"
Yes. also, DVD+R was completely standard/mainstream in 2004 anyway.
1910.05 <Dmoz> All of my stuff is now not available, I just download stuff and give people DVD's 1910.15 <beware> and you always need an extra dvd for the last ep? 1910.28 <Dmoz> 99% of the time yes
|2002||spectre anime||pita ten||172-219 MiB (irregular)||26 eps, size 4.77 GiB, 1.09 dvd|
|2002-2003||anime himitsu||Galaxy angel season 3||125-243 MiB (irregular)||26 eps + special, total size 5 GiB|
|2002-2003||anime-empire||spiral||149-177 MiB (irregular)||25 eps, 4516829184 bytes, 0.96 dvd|
|2003||Triad||popotan||175 MiB||12 eps (0.47 dvd)|
|2003||AnimeHQ||Saiyuki||120-245 MiB (irregular)||27 eps, 4.72 GiB, 1.08 dvd|
|2003||AC' Fansubs||Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu||110-229 MiB (irregular)||26 eps. 4494458880 bytes, 0.956 dvd|
|2004||Zhentarim DivX||neon genesis evangelion||350 MiB||26 eps. 2.03 dvd.|
|2004||AnimeHQ||full metal panic||139-270 MiB (irregular)||24 eps. 4757994646 bytes, 1.012 dvd|
|2005||AonE-Nandeyane||Green Green tv||173-176 MiB||13 eps (2388668416 bytes, 0.508 dvd)|
|2005||anime himitsu||Galaxy angel season 4||170 MiB||13 eps (26 "short eps") (2341072896 bytes, 0.498 dvd)|
|2005||AnimeYuki, AonE||Ah! My goddess!||131-174 MiB||26 eps (4605076618 bytes, 0.97 dvd)|
|2005||Eclipse||Shakugan no Shana||169-172 MiB (last ep is 241 MiB)||24 eps. 4381407304 bytes, 0.93 dvd|
|2005||Triad||mahou shoujo lyrical nanoha||175 MiB||13 eps. (2392670208 bytes, 0.509 dvd)|
|2005||NLA&Ishin&A-F||azumanga daioh||172 MiB||26 eps, 4.24 GiB (0.96 dvd) (it looks ugly, has this been on VHS?)|
|2005||Eclipse||fate stay night||171-229 MiB||24 eps, 4698892300 bytes (0.999 dvd)|
|2006||Anime Universe||magikano||171-177 MiB||13 eps (2354756162 bytes; 0.501 dvd)|