creating dvd

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Rasheem, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Rasheem macrumors regular

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    I need some help creating some dvd's. I have many . avi files each almost 45 minutes long. I would like to be able to burn 4 to each disk and have menus so i can choose which avi i would like to watch. I have toast and visual hub. I tried doing it in FCP and marking chapters then exporting to quiktime but the encode time was like 9 hours each dvd. Please tell me what the best way to burn these is.
     
  2. Mindcrime13 macrumors member

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    if you have visualhub i suggest you convert the avi files to MPEG 2 then do all the menu and stuff in DVD studio pro, insert he MPEG2 in the video track mark the chapter and burn it:)
     
  3. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    dragging and dropping the files into a toast video dvd window should be all you need. fcp and quicktime, dvd studio pro...that's overkill by far.
     
  4. Mindcrime13 macrumors member

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    but you cannot create a good menu on toast, he wants to do a menu
     
  5. Rasheem thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont care if it's a good menu as long as i can select in between the videos.

    My Problem with toast is it will not fit 4 on a disk which i would really like since there are so many files. Anyone know anyway to make it fit. It's just barely too much.
     
  6. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    rasheem, aside from whichever program you're going to use, a dvd-r single side is only 4.7 GB...but really only 4.37 GBs so unless you choose your mpeg2s with low quality settings, you'll only be able to fit 3 per DVD. you could try double sided discs, but the cost is more expensive so in the end, you'll lose out.

    cheers,
    keebler
     
  7. ppc_michael Guest

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    Fitting four of those videos onto one single-layer DVDR will be a challenge, but should be possible. This will definitely be at the significant loss of quality, though.

    I don't know the Toast or Visual Hub applications, but if they accept MPEG 2 files directly, you might try dropping your AVI files into Compressor and using two-pass VBR at a low-bitrate setting.
     
  8. Rasheem thread starter macrumors regular

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    nah it aint worth it to convert the files to mpeg thanks though. i guess i'll just put 3 to a dvd thanks for all your help though.
     

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