DVD Burning Trouble

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by westproductionz, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. westproductionz macrumors newbie

    westproductionz

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    I have a mini mac, so it did not come with a DVD burner. I purchased a Sony for $110 and I am not very happy with it. It works fine on my computer, but it takes a ridiculous amount of time to burn.
    For instance, I am burning the movie Zoolander (an hour and a half long movie) from Toast 9. I began this morning at 10:00 AM, and it is now 1:30 AM. It's at 92%, so I have confidence it will finish, but is a whole day a reasonable amount of time to burn a movie? The actual "Writing" process takes about 5-10 minutes, but the majority of the time taken is used for "Encoding". Any thoughts?
     
  2. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    probably a bad burn.


    did you rip the encoding/protection with a dvd ripper first?

    --Eric
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    thats Toast compressing the DVD to fit on a single layer disc. did you use MacTheRipper first and then use the Video_TS feature in Toast?
    how much space is Zoolander taking up on the disc? check this by selecting it on the desktop and pressing "command-I".
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you are encoding to divx format which will take hours.

    If you have ripped the dvd all you have to do is burn as dvd from the video_ts folder in Toast.
     
  5. westproductionz thread starter macrumors newbie

    westproductionz

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    No, it's an AVI format video. Someone sent it to me via iChat, and I simply dragged it to Toast to burn it.
    Is this the way it is for all AVI files..?
     
  6. logana macrumors 65816

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    AVI tends to be divx format anyway (although it could be any format AVI is not a format as such ) - if you look down at the bottom left-hand corner of the Toast window there will be a drop-down for encoding - try with no encoding - should take 5 minutes to burn it. At the moment you must have DIVX encoding on - hence why it is taking so long.

    What size is the file - 700MB or less - if so it will fit on to a blank cd and burn even quicker.

    Have you tried watching it first - using VLC or QT ?
     

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