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    Jun 27, 2009
    apple dvd drive burning too slow
    hello there! first post, so forgive any mistake
    have a macBook Air with external apple dvd drive (actually the OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5630A) and i'm using with Toast Titanium Pro to burn some DVD's with DivX movie clips.

    Problem: it is getting me around 7 / 8 hours to burn a single DVD (no special menus, or whatever...) !!!

    Tried several things (disengage PAL encoding for NTSC files; changed for not so best quality, etc...)

    any ideas on how to fix this ?

    many thanks and keep up the good work!

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    cwa107's Avatar
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Well, you are certainly going to be limited by the USB connection, but I would think 7-8 hours is abnormal.

    What speed are you recording at? Do you have Toast set at the maximum burn speed? Is the entire time the actual burning process, or is it encoding during the majority of that time?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Does it say Encoding for a long time before the burn starts? The burn itself should not take very long, but it's converting the movie to the DVD format that takes some time.

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