compress mp4's to fit dvd with toast?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by GeorgeStar, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. GeorgeStar macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    I have bought Toast Titanium 10 as this is supposed to be the bees knees, but i don't seem to have the functionality that colleagues have with Nero on PC. If i use Video Monkey or Handbrake to convert video files i generally get mp4's yet i can't get toast to compress, say 4 of to fit to one DVD. Is there a way to do this? Or am i expecting too much?:confused:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    .mp4 files use the H264 codec (an MPEG-4 variant), video DVDs use the MPEG-2 codec.

    Depending on the length of the .mp4 files, you might not be able to fit them on a single layer DVD (which only has a capacity of 4.37GiB).

    So if you have four .mp4 files with an average length of 60 minutes, you have 240 minutes (= 4 hours) to fit onto a single layer DVD. That will not work, because the MPEG-2 codec is not as efficient as the H264 codec.

    You might make it work to fit 4 hours onto a double layer DVD though.

    PS: There are no apostrophes in plurals, even ones like PCs, except when they indicate ownership.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The max really is about three hours but the quality is very poor.

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