Fastest way from .avi to DVD format?

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  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    Simplest way to get an .avi file into a true DVD format is to use Toast 10.

    Very simple, but very inefficient: Toast can only use 1 processor.

    Is there a faster way?

    Thanks

    Loa
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    A 'true DVD' format? I don't know what you mean by that, but when I convert my videos to put onto DVDs I just use Handbrake with the 'normal' preset. Then I burn it using iDVD (lame I know :D).
     
  3. andrewhu macrumors newbie

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    re: avi to dvd conversion

    Haven't tried handbrake, but I have been using Visual Hub for several years now. On my mac pro I can convert an avi file into dvd format in about 25 minutes on average. It also has a lot more conversion options for different formats.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    try Burn, not sure if it uses multiple threads for DVD video encoding sorry.
     
  5. wpc33 macrumors 6502

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    Get a DVD player that can handle DIVX, for cheap.
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    well, technically the fastest way would be to torrent VisualHub.

    the 2nd fastest way would be to torrent Toast Titanium.

    if you arent into either of those ;) buy Toast Titanium.
     
  8. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    I'll give burn and visual hub a try.

    I'm just astounded that converting a .avi file into DVD format takes SO DAMN LONG on current Mac Pros.

    I tried using a 720p avi file... Hard to believe the time it would have taken in Toast.

    Thanks

    Loa
     
  9. illjazz macrumors regular

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    I was wondering about the exact same thing. I'm glad I did a search before putting my own thread up..

    I too was curious about how incredibly slow it is to do this using Toast. I don't know if this is Toast's fault (can't imagine that) or if the transcoding from something like an AVI file to something compatible with most (or all?) DVD players simply does take this long.

    I can't wait for burning/transcoding apps that will make use of all the multicore-enabling technology Apple put into Snow Leopard. Anyone know of a burning/transcoding app that already utilizes multiple processor cores to get things done faster?
     
  10. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    I use iDVD to go directly from .avi to a video DVD. As long as you have the proper codec installed (Perian should do it), and Quicktime can play the .avi file, then iDVD will be able to transcode it to DVD.

    iDVD also uses all 8 of my cores, though not to 100%. Still takes ~40min or so to do the transcoding.
     

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