It's about nine-tenths as much as a Compact Disc
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 0.9494 times the amount of a Compact Disc, and the amount of a Compact Disc is 1.05 times that amount.(80-minute, 360,000 sector disc; "Red Book" specifications)
A typical, 80-minute capacity compact disc, commonly known as a 734,000,000 octets disc will actually hold 773,100,000 octets of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.
It's about one-fifth as much as an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes)
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 0.162 times the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes), and the amount of an HDTV Television Show (30 Minutes) is 6.17 times that amount.(a.k.a. High Definition television, a.k.a. HD) (digital signal, QAM-256; 30 minutes)
Broadcast cable HDTV signals contain about 2,520,000 octets of data per second, or 4,530,000,000 octets in a thirty-minute television show. The first High Definition television broadcast was news footage from John Glenn's 1998 mission on the space shuttle Discovery.
It's about one-tenth as much as a DVD
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 0.15 times the amount of a DVD, and the amount of a DVD is 6.7 times that amount.(a.k.a. digital video disc) (single-side, single-layer; DVD-5 specification)
A typical capacity digital video disc will hold 5,000,000,000 octets of data. Such disks are 1.2 mm (0.047 in) thick.
It's about one-seventieth as much as a Blu-ray Disc
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 0.01 times the amount of a Blu-ray Disc, and the amount of a Blu-ray Disc is 71 times that amount.(a.k.a. BD) (dual-layer; Blu-ray disc)
A typical Blu-ray disc will hold 54,000,000,000 octets of data. The increase in capacity versus a standard DVD is possible because of the smaller wavelength of blue light — 405 nanometers instead of 650 nanometers for the red laser light used in a DVD.
It's about one-seventy-fifth as much as Wikipedia
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 0.01 times the amount of Wikipedia, and the amount of Wikipedia is 77 times that amount.(2009 figures) (all languages)
As of 2009, Wikipedia held 57,000,000,000 octets of publicly written and edited encyclopedia articles on 14.5 million subjects as well as associated commentary and discussion. Wikipedia is among the ten most popular websites on the Internet and the only non-profit entity in that group.
It's about 150 times as much as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 130 times the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and the amount of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is 0.008 times that amount.(ASCII, plain text)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare would occupy about 5,600,000 octets when written in plain text without formatting. These works include 38 definitively-attributed plays — 11 tragedies, 17 comedies, and 10 tragedies — as well as 154 sonnets and numerous other poems.
It's about 200 times as much as a MP3 Song
In other words, 734,000,000 octets is 200 times the amount of a MP3 Song, and the amount of a MP3 Song is 0.01 times that amount.(a.k.a. MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, a.k.a. MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) (128 Kbps, "near-CD-quality"; 3 minutes duration; average)
A three-minute song of typical quality will be about 3,000,000 octets when encoded into MP3 format. The song Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega was used by AT&T-Bell Labs engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg to test the compression process and is considered the first MP3 song.