How to fit a 2h+ sequence on a DVD in Toast?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fiatlux, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. fiatlux macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2007
    I've got a 2h+ long recording, retrieved from a VHS, that I wanted to put on a DVD. It is a wedding video that I want to preserve and I don't really want to edit much out of it.

    iDVD does not provide much control in terms of bitrate so I tried Toast Titanium.

    When importing the MPEG2 recording in Toast it gave a projected DVD size of 5.7 Gb. I tried playing with the settings (automatic, manual, then even manually decreasing the video bitrate) but the projected DVD size never varied ?!?

    I eventually proceeded in two steps: I first produced a larger DVD folder on the hard disk and then created a 4.7 Gb DVD from it using the Fit-to-disk copy option, but there must be an easier way!
  2. fiatlux thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2007
    Ok, I understood what happened.

    Toast detected the input was valid MPEG2 and did not take any bitrate settings into account unless I forced it to re-encode the input file. Pretty confusing if you ask me.

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