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    shahvikram123's Avatar
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    Making dvd video on toast veryyyy sloww
    The original file size of the video is 1.19 GB but when i try to make a dvd out of it using toast it takes very long.

    So far it has been about 5 hours and its only done 46%

    Is this normal?

    Are there any other freeware app's that can make a dvd which would play on any standalone dvd player

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    How fast is your computer, How fast is your DVD burner, how fast it the DVD Media.

    A 16X DVD burner burning to 1X media is going to crawl. A low end G3 or G4 is going to crawl no matter what the DVD/Media specs are.

    Don't forget, Toast has to convert whatever it is to DVD format, and the speed of that depends largely on your CPU.


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    OK Basically I got a macbook (and I love it!!!)
    I've got 1gig ram - 2ghz C2D processor - the dvd disc burns at 8X speed - i think my dvd burner is 16X or 8X speed but not sure. it doesn't say the speed in system profiler

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    if you have a C2D macbook its either 6x or 8x. i think the latest rev is 8x
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    Ok, that does sound a bit slow then.


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    sorry I made a mistake, its not the burning process which is long, its the encoding process which is long - when it converts the mpeg file into and video_ts folder.

    Is this still normal for 1gig ram and c2d 2ghz processor

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    That is normal. Encoding video can take hours, depending on how large the file is, what compressions are being used, etc.
    I had a video take close to 8 hours once.
    You just have to wait it out.
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    Well, overall mine took like 14-15 hours.

    The original file size was 1 GB I'm not sure about the compressions though...how do i find that out?

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    What format is the original Video file in before you have Toast convert to DVD format?

    Some formats take a LOT longer to convert than others.

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    The original Format is just .mp4 - does this format normally take long to convert to DVD format

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    For an MP4 that sure seems a bit long considering your machine. Will try one later on my iMac G5 and get back to you.

    Are these .AVI files on the Hard Drive?

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    VisualHub
    Try VisualHub, its a LOT faster.

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    Forgot to ask you, what version of Toast are you running? The older versions were native PPC and would be very slow on an Intel Mac.

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    i've got toast 8

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    Encoding takes forever. Espically if you're encoding .avis or anything like that. I was burning tv episodes of hey arnold and it took me 6 hours for only 6 episodes that were 20 minutes each (using toast 8).

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