New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

I love my MBP except...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
investinchad

 
investinchad's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2009
Location: The Broke State!
Posts: 48
investinchad is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP Uni 13/2.53 SL- iPhone 3g

investinchad is offline
When it comes to encoding and burning my videos I will stick with Windows. It took me right at 2 hours with Windows and close to 24 hrs with Mac using Toast.
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
You're doing something wrong then. Never had one take anywhere NEAR that long...


QUOTE Thanks
TattooedMac

 
TattooedMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 19, 2009
Location: Waiting for a mate . . .
Posts: 7,861
TattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 21" iMac 2.9Ghz 10.9.4 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10 ~ iPhone5 iOS 8 ~ iPad Mini iOS 8 ~ ATV3 6.1

TattooedMac is offline
WOW that is a long time ... Should it be that long ??
Are all updates up to date?

Dont personally like toast but for a Open Source app i cant go past Handbrake and its quick for me ......
Might not be what your looking for though

CogFrog Studio's ~ Photography, Apps and Web Development
Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
If he's using Toast he's burning video to DVDs (HB doesn't do that). If he's using Toast to Rip, then he's REALLY doing something wrong.


QUOTE Thanks
investinchad

 
investinchad's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2009
Location: The Broke State!
Posts: 48
investinchad is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP Uni 13/2.53 SL- iPhone 3g

investinchad is offline
The files are in .mov format and I was burning to DVD. The burn process took only 45 minutes, which is normal. The agonizing part was waiting for encoding process to end.
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

 
Doug b's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,344
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
Have you been doing this with the internal DVD burner or an external one ? Perhaps try and external one if you haven't already.

Doug
QUOTE Thanks
investinchad

 
investinchad's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2009
Location: The Broke State!
Posts: 48
investinchad is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP Uni 13/2.53 SL- iPhone 3g

investinchad is offline
I don't have an external burner. The actual burn process is not the issue as I have burned data and even copied dvd movies from a friend without a glitch. What I am trying to do is to burn personal movies into dvd to watch on TV which was transferred from my camcorder. They are in .mov format. I will try it with a different format other than .mov to see if it makes any difference.

Again it's the encoding(preparing to burn) process that takes almost forever.
QUOTE Thanks
Nethfel

 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 2,109
Nethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of lightNethfel is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10

Nethfel is offline
Transcoding does take time. Another thing to consider - what rez was the .mov files? If they were HD files, it can really tack on extra time when it has to resize video for SD...

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
QUOTE Thanks
investinchad

 
investinchad's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2009
Location: The Broke State!
Posts: 48
investinchad is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP Uni 13/2.53 SL- iPhone 3g

investinchad is offline
They were large HD files. You're right I think it has to compress the files to fit into the DVD. But nevertheless, it did take an unusual amount of time to do so. Once I have more free time I will try again with a different formatted file.
QUOTE Thanks
investinchad

 
investinchad's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2009
Location: The Broke State!
Posts: 48
investinchad is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP Uni 13/2.53 SL- iPhone 3g

investinchad is offline
Mkv movie file was 4.4gb, it took 3 hrs to get to 20%. With my calculation it would take 15 hrs to encode and another 45 minutes to burn.

With a smaller Mpg4 movie file size of 1.5gb took an hour to get to 19%. this would be just a little over 5 hrs to encode and another 20 mins to burn.

I pulled the plug on both trials before it completed. I didn't want to bore myself like the last time.

Handbreak did a wonderful job at coverting. It's just too bad that a paid program rendered half-useless in my case.

It was pretty straight forward as far as the steps were concern to burn the DVD. So I don't think I screwed it up? Anyway, I will continue to use Toast to copy Disc and burn data but not With movies.
QUOTE Thanks
droflex

 
Member Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posts: 144
droflex is on a distinguished road

droflex is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by investinchad View Post
Mkv movie file was 4.4gb, it took 3 hrs to get to 20%. With my calculation it would take 15 hrs to encode and another 45 minutes to burn.

With a smaller Mpg4 movie file size of 1.5gb took an hour to get to 19%. this would be just a little over 5 hrs to encode and another 20 mins to burn.

I pulled the plug on both trials before it completed. I didn't want to bore myself like the last time.

Handbreak did a wonderful job at coverting. It's just too bad that a paid program rendered half-useless in my case.

It was pretty straight forward as far as the steps were concern to burn the DVD. So I don't think I screwed it up? Anyway, I will continue to use Toast to copy Disc and burn data but not With movies.

Thanks for the info! I have only burned a couple DVD's with toast titanium and they took about an hour for a full DVD (pictures only). It seemed like a long time but I didnt have anything to compare it too.

I'd never burned a cd or dvd in my life before that.

If I make a iDVD disk should I use something other than toast? Just so you know it was pretty **** easy which is what I want (need).
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
Keep in mind that the resulting DVD will have no better quality than the file from which it was burned. While Apps like TOAST will transcode to the DVD format, they can not make up for quality, or lack of it, in the original file.

Bigger files size = better quality = longer transcode time. Smaller file size = lower quality = faster transcode time. It's all a trade off. Having a fast computer, or one with multiple cores, can speed this process up somewhat.


QUOTE Thanks
Slydude

 
Slydude's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 6,738
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.8,3 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 4

Slydude is offline
I haven't been impressed with Toast when it comes to this feature either. Even though one of the options when you are using certain files is Never Reencode (choose custom in the DVD options) Toast seems to ignore this option.

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Thinking of switching from Ubuntu... | need help please »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SR MBP Wakes immediately after being put to sleep Trepex Apple Notebooks 7 11-03-2008 02:02 AM
XP slow performance with MBP and bootcamp jayzee Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 06-10-2008 01:54 PM
Please Help! My MBP Was Soaked in Water! Skyrider007 Apple Notebooks 27 05-08-2008 07:04 PM
Mackbook or MBP for programming smilemoveon Apple Notebooks 5 02-13-2008 09:55 AM
MBP upgrade.....use as a desktop replacement? Vito117 Apple Notebooks 1 02-12-2008 11:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?