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  1. #1
    blenford
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    Burn Eye TV Mpegs to Video DVD - HOW?
    Hi there.

    I recently bought an Eye TV digital terrestrial gizmo for my iMac G5. It's great, it records programmes, I watch them. Love it. Now I want to export some of them onto video DVDs to play downstairs and watch movies etc in comfort.

    I thought it would be easy, and I'm usually quite good at figuring things out, but this is flummoxing me.

    When I choose "export to Toast" (my version is 6.0) from Eye TV, it creates an Mpeg2 file. These files are of a sensible size - ie a 2hr movie fits is about 2GB ish, which fits on a 4.7gb DVD.

    However, when I tried to burn to dvd Toast told me the file was too large, something like 7gigs. Hmm. I read a little bit, and downloaded Popcorn, which I thought would help.

    But I don't know what I'm doing - i made a disc image of my files, but Popcorn said it wasn't a DVD Video disc image.

    And Quicktime won't recognise Mpeg2 without a paid-for plugin.

    In short - what is the best way to export from Eye TV to burn a video DVD? Eye TV can export in a bewildering array of formats - which is best? Should I toast or use iDVD? What is Popcorn actually for?

    Phew. Thanks for listening!

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    I have not had any issues with going File -> Burn DVD
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    blenford
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    I have not had any issues with going File -> Burn DVD
    How devilishly simple! I shall try when I get back home...

    Ah... i wanted to put three things on the dvd, I remember now...

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    Actually they just released a new update to the EyeTV software after I sent that message and there is a new option in the File menu called Burn with Toast. It says you need Toast 7 I think for that (which I have) and there is no exporting process and no rendering process either
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