Roxio toast taking hours to burn a dvd?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by indigotheory, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. indigotheory macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    Set of a video burning with roxio toast 10, its been going 3hours and at 54%

    is this right?

    and does anyone know of a good dvd video burning software, with menus,
    apparently idvd is called at 60min with video

    thanks in advance
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    You didn't describe exactly what you are doing, but judging by the times you are getting, I can pretty much guess.

    There are two ways in which you can burn a DVD movie...

    1.) Take a DVD image, usually in the form of an ISO or VIDEO_TS folder, and burn it directly to disc. This usually takes about 5-10 minutes.

    2.) Take a movie in ANOTHER format, such as AVI, Divx, etc, and convert it to a DVD video format, and THEN burn it. This takes the time to transcode + the time to burn.

    From the sounds of it, you seem to be doing #2. You must realize that converting the video from one format to another can take several hours depending on your CPU speed, and the quality that you are transcoding. Back in the days of G4 processors, transcoding could easily take an entire day.
  3. YoNadz macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Im having the same problem. I've been ripping dvd's with MACTHERIPPER and then converting/compressing it with HANDBRAKE, and then burning it with TOAST (which takes forever). Is there a faster way to do this??
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Burn the rip from MTR with toast, rather than the reencoded file from HB. HB does not create DVD compatible files, so Toast has to convert it back into the same format as the MTR rip - minus some quality lost in HB.

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