DVD from downloaded Quicktime file/poor quality

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tchaap, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. tchaap macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    downloaded a movie from a torrent site, about 800mb, in quicktime format. Watched it on my MBP and it looked real good.

    Used Toast Titanium 8 to burn to DVD.

    1. Took about an hour is that right?
    2. Put DVD in a DVD player hooked up to my TV and the outpu twas poor? Not real, real bad but certainly not DVD quality.

    I had toast set to high quality. Anything else I can do to get a better DVD?

  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Buy the real DVD. I'm not trying to be smart, but that really is about the only option because you are upscaling the .AVI file to be displayed at your TV's resolution. That probably makes the DVD you've burned look pixelated and lame. Not to mention you're TV has a worse resolution than your Mac.

    This may be avoided (bad DVD quality) by downloading a higher quality torrent (higher resolution). Although this is not very easy to find because most torrents are about 800megs, or cut up into 2 pieces at 600megs each.

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