Burn DVDs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramparts, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

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    Is there an easy way to burn DVDs on Mac using either included software or free software? (Or for me specifically, Toast Titanium 9 too) iDVD is clunky like no other and Toast is taking hours to convert a standard-length h.264 movie before even burning it.

    I just want a way to convert movies to the right format (VOB?) and burn away... well, I really just want a way to watch my movies on my TV without waiting hours, but, you know :) Thanks!
     
  2. GSMiller macrumors 68000

    GSMiller

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    #2
    DVD-Video's burn in Toast will not play on many DVD players (the only DVD I have that they will play on is my Philips upconverting DVD player). What I do is first convert a movie to DVD with VisualHub then burn the Video_TS file in Toast, works like a charm and the quality is MUCH better than if you burn a DVD-Video. I know you asked about free software but I don't believe there is any (that I know of anyway) but you were able to afford Toast so $20 for VisualHub shouldn't be much :p
     
  3. bootedbear macrumors 6502

    bootedbear

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    I use one of iDVD or Toast, so I'm not going to be much help since you've already dismissed those as solutions. But regardless of what you use, to burn a DVD, the video must be converted to MPEG2 VOB format and that takes time.

    Perhaps you'd want to investigate a means other than DVD if all that is too much time for you. Perhaps an AppleTV?
     

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