VCD in Toast

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  1. iChan macrumors 6502a

    iChan

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    hi all... i have an .avi file that is 690MB in size.. but when i bring into toast to burn to vcd... it tells me that it is 962MB and not enough space is available to burn to cd...

    does anyone know why this happens and and how to avoid it?
     
  2. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    I think with a VCD its a fixed duration 74 min. Toast will re-encode the avi to a mpeg1. If you just want a cd with the avi on it you will have to burn it as a Data CD, but it won't play in DVD palyers.
     
  3. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i guess that must be it.. didn't think if it at first...

    don't know if i am treading on ice here...

    but why it is that when you download a movie, they are usually around the 699-700MB mark???

    what is so good about this size if you can't use it to burn to VCD?

    love to know that!
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    The avi's that you download are in DiVX format, and some people can play DiVX movies in their DVD players. So this 650-700MB size is what they need. I just downloaded a DiVX video that was 670MB and Toast said it would need 1.1GB to make a SVCD, but it would fit on a normal VCD, so try messing around with formats.
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    An addendum to that: Those people that can play the DiVX movies in their DVD player can just burn the straight AVI file to a CD, so they dont need to re-encode it. Now, why Toast can't re-encode that video to a lower quality MPEG1 so that it fits on the CD is beyond me...
     
  6. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    re-encoding a divx file to fit into a VCD is a dog at the best of times... sigh!
    looks like a two disker for my divx movie.
     
  7. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    you could always get a DVD player that plays DivX, amazon.co.uk has them starting from £79.
     
  8. bnemesis macrumors regular

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    like someone else said, regular VCDs are limited to whatever the size of the cd is in audio minute. 74min cd== 74min vcd. If your movie is longer then the size of the cd, you will have to split the file into managable pieces.

    Use divx doctor to turn the avi into a .mov for easy editing.
     
  9. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my modded xbox can already play divx movies... i just wanted to burn a copy of a movie for my sister so she can watch it on her vanilla DVD player... ah well...
     
  10. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    I simply use drop segment if a file is larger than 700mb. with altivec putting the file into 2 parts or putting it back together is quite fast. many divx films I have downloaded are 800mb+
     
  11. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ghosting or something?

    what is drop segment...

    i have witnessed a strange phenomenon... does anyone know what it might be and how to prevent it?

    i would call it a 'ghosting' effect where the image of a previous scene is still evident in the next scene. the moving image in the next kinda just 'wipes away' the previous image... does anyone know why this happens?

    thanks a lot!!
     
  12. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    drop segment was part of the stuffit tools, if you had a file bigger than your removable disk you could split it into disk size chunks. ie it would split a 250mb file onto 3 bits so you could put it onto 100mb zip disks. I though it only worked with stuffit files, but maybe it will split mpegs.


    I have had the strange ghosting effect with VLC player, kind of makes it look like a 80s pop video :D
    I put it down to not having enough mhz to decode the file fast enough. !

    what are you using to view the AVIs?
     
  13. iChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i use QT, VLC, or mPlayer...
    whatever works best...

    i don't think it is a lack of Mhz... i have a 1.25Ghz PB with 1GB RAM...

    it wasn't this bad on my older 12 inch PB... REV A
     
  14. ebuddy889 macrumors newbie

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    I've heard so many peole with the latest Power Macs all souped up and are have so much trouble with video and audio.
    Believe it or not those people with an origional G3 or G3 imac like the 333 Mhz are the ones having the best luck with all the latest video and audio file formats. Toast VCD's, Quicktime Exports, Video Shop Renders, and play back and encoding of divix movies cruises on these machines with no problems with max ram and running OS 10.2.8. I currently have 15 very useful programs, tools, utilities that i use to manipulate any kind of media file I run into.

    It took me an hour and a half to encode a digitized (recorded with Video Shop from dvd player to video input) 2 hour movie 1.5 Gigs. from a no-compression state on video and audio to a beautiful 824 MB MP4. Excellent quality. No dropped frames. Plays perfectly on my CRT imac with no flaws. Even plays in OS 9 Quicktime.

    I'd buy a G5 but I'm not rich.....
     

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