Roxio Toast 9 incredibly slow at encoding. OS X problem?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Garrod, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Garrod macrumors regular

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    I've been using various versions of Roxio Toast for a while now. I've recently purchased version 9 but I've had the same issue with previous versions of Toast as I have with version 9...it's only through total frustration though that I've created this topic!

    Whenever I want to create a DVD from, say an AVI file, to watch on a conventional DVD player, Toast seems to take forever; for example, when I use Nero (even through Windows XP via VMWare Fusion, not to mention via Boot Camp), Toast takes, on average, about fours times as long as Nero does - and that's being generous! I realise that I'm only encoding through Nero doing a single pass encoding process (through choice) but surely, Roxio Toast 9 shouldn't really be this slow?

    I'd be interested to know if this is the same for all Toast 9 users or is it just me? Is this a problem with my Mac (or installation Mac OS X) itself?

    Any help or suggestions would be great here; I really would prefer to use Mac OS X and the software available rather than having to use Windows!
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Why are you using Toast for your encoding?

    Rip the DVD using Toast

    Encode it using Handbrake

    Enjoy :D:apple:
     
  3. Garrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    You can now encode into DVD format in Handbrake now?! I had no idea; I've not used Handbrake for years!
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Oh i thought you meant you wanted to rip a DVD and burn it onto a new DVD as an AVI sorry, i've never seen a DVD player that couldn't play AVI's before :)
     

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