compress mp4's to fit dvd with toast?

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

  1. GeorgeStar macrumors newbie

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    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

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    .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

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    The max really is about three hours but the quality is very poor.
     

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