Question about Toast 9 and encoding

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  1. chrisyc macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm a little confused here. I've been burning DVDs and I've noticed Toast needs to encode the movie before it burns it. What exactly is encoding? Is it converting? Also, what format does Toast use to burn DVDs?

    Thank you all.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well DVDs always need to be converted to MPEG-2 as that is the DVD format. The only time you can skip encoding is if the video is already in the correct format.
     
  3. chrisyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I'm trying ffmpegx to convert my videos to mpeg-2 (hoping that it would be faster) but there are two different codecs: mpeg2enc and ffmpeg. Which one would I have to use to skip the encoding?

    Thanks!
     
  4. bassanoclapper macrumors 6502

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    Just let Toast do it's thing, btw Toast 10 is a lot faster for me
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    To be honest I think Toast is going to be just as fast as ffmpegX will be. Plus it takes out the worry if you pick the wrong one.

    Encoding a DVD is going to take awhile whatever software you use.
     
  6. chrisyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks for your guys' help. I guess I'll stick to Toast.
     

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