convertxtodvd for mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by amrk47, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. amrk47 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    whats the best program that converts video files to DVD files?

  2. BlackLight macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008
    wish there was a mac version .i use this all the time in windows :)
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    Unless I misunderstand iMovie and iDVD will do this.
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Toast Titanium and its "Video DVD" function work great- not to mention all the other stuff Toast can do concerning ISOs, Blu Ray, audio, data disks etc., etc.
  5. 1visitor macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2008
    ConvertXtoDvd seems to be one of those gems that don't have a Mac equivalent, along with WinAmp, Audition, BSplayer, KMplayer, ACDsee, uTorrent, and a few others.
    There are equivalents, but not quite as good.
    Like there are Mac gems which have no match on the Windows side either.
  6. amrk47 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    thanks for the replys

    im going to try Toast 9
  7. eduo macrumors member

    May 27, 2002
    This is exactly the case (even if I don't agree with all your "gems", the argument is still 100% valid).

    One of the reasons might be the "not invented here" syndrome. In the same way Linux and Windows will swipe everything they can from anywhere they can in Mac we seem to cherish only coming up with original and different stuff. This usually means we get a lot of Cool software unavailable (at the beginning) in other platforms but we do lose a lot of potential exceptional tools.

    The problem is compounded with people replying with existing software that does not do the same as what's being asked for without explaining this is the case. It's like "yeah, you're asking for A, but this can do B and then this other can do C and you can end up with D by doing more work and using more, probably commercial, programs, but you should be using D anyway as A is crap".

    I wish I was more proficient in Cocoa (I only do RealBasic, really). ConvertXToDvd doesn't really look to be that hard to do. It's a concatenation of existing tools anyway.
  8. 1visitor macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Thanks, Eduo. Your constructive reasoning is the kind of thing that I wish were dominant in discussions about different OSs and software. Enough of this "mine's awesome, yours sucks". The truth is there are different ways of accomplishing most tasks while some specific tasks can only be done in one way, and some work better for some people than for others.
    Coming from a Windows background, and having been on a Mac for almost a year, I can definitely confirm strengths on both sides.

    Please share any criticism that you might have regarding my little "gems" list, I'd like to know a different point of view.

    Have you ever thought of attemting to recreate it for the Mac ? It would be a blast of success, I'm sure.
  9. andy721 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2007
    Toast is slower use convertxtodvd

    Toast takes forever to convert videos to DVD to play on DVD players. ConvertXToDvd works 10x faster.
  10. joseprofet macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2011
    convertxtodvd for mac

    What i like about VSO convertx is how you are able to add the subtitle tracks that sometimes are included but separate from the main video file.

    I have still not found an alternative to it :mad:
  11. ajvas1, Jun 29, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 29, 2011

    ajvas1 macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    Using ConvertXDVD 4 with Windows installed on Octa-core Intel MAC

    To add insult to injury, I have installed Windows XP SP3 on a separate drive using bootcamp on my Intel Octa-core Tower. It installs great & everything seems fine....settings look good. Burner recognized, all systems go, right? Well as soon as you press the "Convert" button, an immediate error comes up.
    The log is of almost no help. I now have Windows-7 64-bit using bootcamp along with Snow Leopard on a physically different drive (I'm a video editor and use Final Cut 7/After Effects CS5.5 99% of the time). Even as a professional, I recognize the superiority of this product (if setup right) in speed and quality when certain DVD-related demands are put upon me. We have the same problem with Windows 7 x64 Bootcamp as before with ConvertX4.

    VSO 'support' says "screw you buddy, we don't support our product when its being run through Bootcamp". So needless to say, I am yelling "WTF" :mad: at the top of my lungs here. Can we attach photos here? I'll try and post the error log etc if I can. Later fellas...I mean we know a superior product when we see one, right? :rolleyes: The main problem probably lies in the fact that no matter what format I put in there, the log says "The ???? video stream is not supported by internal encoder, I will use an external encoder"

    CONVERTX4 Error Log :

    MY MAC Intel Stats Running Win7:
  12. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    What I have done which works, but of course costs some $$ is bought Parallels installed Windows 7 and used ConvertXtoDVD successfully no problem.
  13. Engage80 macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2011
    I had this same thing happening to me until I figured out that I was just drag/dropping the movies to be converted right from my external hd into convertxtodvd menu. Once I actually dragged the file onto the windows desktop and then from there onto the convertxtodvd menu it worked perfectly with no log error. Don't know if this was your issue but I was getting the same errors so it may be.
  14. Dinky2 macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2010
    Since a few days I have been using ConvertXDVD in Windows XP running under VMWare Fusion. It works like a dream and is worth every cent of the €40,-
  15. dustymar macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2013
    It does work i have been using it now for bout 3weeks no problem.. you have to put the files on to your windows desktop before you want to convert and burn to dvd..

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