Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: toast

  1. #1

    OneFellSwoop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    22
    Specs:
    13 Inch Macbook: 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB Memory, 120GB Hard drive, Double layer Super Drive
    toast
    i have toast and it takes over 3 hours to encode the dvd before it can burn it. i did a search and figured out that this is at least somewhat normal and i saw that one guy suggested a USB hardware thing to speed it up. the one he suggested is 100 bucks and i dont wanna spend that much. are there cheaper ones, or is there software you can get to speed it up? i was also wondering if u could make some adjustments to the toast settings to make it any faster. i am new to toast so any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2

    Levi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    681
    Specs:
    MBP : 2.4GHz : 2GB RAM : 256MB VRAM : 160GB HDD
    Quote Originally Posted by OneFellSwoop View Post
    i have toast and it takes over 3 hours to encode the dvd before it can burn it. i did a search and figured out that this is at least somewhat normal and i saw that one guy suggested a USB hardware thing to speed it up. the one he suggested is 100 bucks and i dont wanna spend that much. are there cheaper ones, or is there software you can get to speed it up? i was also wondering if u could make some adjustments to the toast settings to make it any faster. i am new to toast so any help would be appreciated.
    I think you're talking about the turbo.264? That wouldn't help you with encoding DVDs: you'd need an MPEG-2 encoding hardware accelerator. I don't actually know of any, but I doubt they'd be any cheaper than $100.

    Different applications will encode MPEG-2 at slightly different speeds and with various quality results. I believe Toast uses QuickTime for the conversion which is notoriously slow (although often produces the best results). Try using Handbrake to get all your video into MPEG-2 format before you burn a DVD with Toast and you should see your times decrease. It will also let you adjust the quality (lower quality = faster encode).
    Koalas: The mafia of the animal kingdom.

    Now Powered By Leopard.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location
    N. Ireland
    Posts
    901
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    Or beg/steal/borrow/purchase an 8 core Mac Pro

  4. #4

    Levi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    681
    Specs:
    MBP : 2.4GHz : 2GB RAM : 256MB VRAM : 160GB HDD
    Also, just for a comparison; my PMG4 will convert a DVD to H.264 in..... 80 hours!

    My dad's MBP (I think it's the 1.8GHz CoreDuo) will do it in under 3.

    3 hours isn't that long to wait. Just think of the poor sods who had to do this on the iMac DV.
    Koalas: The mafia of the animal kingdom.

    Now Powered By Leopard.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. .toast file and Toast 9
    By dkohl25 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-10-2009, 12:01 AM
  2. toast 9.0
    By mac attak in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2008, 09:37 AM
  3. Toast 8
    By Mufasa in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2008, 02:17 AM
  4. Toast 7
    By EDIT-XTREEM in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-07-2006, 12:25 AM
  5. Toast Anywhere
    By staffkeeper in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2005, 07:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •