AVi to Dvd thru Toast

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nomadix, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. nomadix macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2006
    Howdy Folks:

    Put some [MM].Avi files on DVD disc using Toast 7 - pretty simple

    Yet the quality on my Tele screen is really crap compared to what I see on my iMac screen- I am reburning with a " Best " video quality to see if that will work

    Is there a better way ??

    I read lastnight something about FFmpegX -

    Can I get HD video quality to burn on disc like I get thru putting these AVi files

    Cheers thanks
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    AVI is a container format,,, like quicktime. It can hold many different types of video inside. What's in you AVI files, What codec, frame saize and rate?

    How best to do this depends on what you have

    ffmpeg is an Open Source project and has a rather steep learning curve. Tyically non-experts don't use it directly they find some GUI wrapper that provides a easy maybe dumbed down interface
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    If you're compressing the files to fit them on the disc, you'll see a marked decline in quality.
  4. nomadix thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2006
    Howdy Livingfortoday:

    that is interesting as when I back up ( copy ) DVD's I own/purchased
    the quality is pretty perfect to the original

    I understand what you are saying - just seems that if we are dealing with bits of information , compression would not be such a factor as say copying linear step down " generation " copies VHS tape to tape

    cheers thanks

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