burning a DVD using toast

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    I'm not sure if this is normal. I am using toast to burn DVD's. Most of the files are Avi or movie files. I drag them to toast and create DVD. How long should it normally take? It takes me about 5-8 hours to burn a movie. It seems the encoding is what takes the longest. I have a 20' iMac intel core duo runing leopard and have 2gb ram. Am I missing something here? I don't understand why it takes so long. Any suggestions?
     
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    How long are the movies?

    Also the fact that they are .Avi's may be the reason for it being so slow.
     
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    When I create DVDs using iDVD it takes about 2 hours to render all the images and the video clips. That's with my 20" iMac 2GHz Core Duo with 2GHz RAM. I noticed that with toast I would get errors and it would take longer to do things. I think that program has a lot of un-necessary overhead.
     
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    they are about a gig or less. I tried other formats as well, MPEG, mov etc. They all take the same time. I just don't understand why it takes so long to burn. Its the encoding that takes anywhere from 5-9 hours. That just doesn't seem right to me.
     
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    How long (duration) is the movie?

    Still, I'm pretty clueless as to how it can take 5-9 hours to burn a DVD.

    Now a question I didn't ask was which version of Toast do you have?
     
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    I am running toast 8 titanium
     

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