Toast AVI query

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikebatho, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2004
    Greater Manchester UK
    I'm trying to make a VCD in TOAST

    The file is AVI, and when I try & drag it onto the (toast) video panel, having chosen Video CD, It doesn't like it...

    Do I have to convert it to something else first?

    If so, how do I do that...?
  2. nordesmic macrumors member

    May 2, 2005
    Adelaide, Australia
    If your using Toast 7, it usually deals with .avi's.

    But in any case, if you use divx doctor to convert the file to .mov format it should work. You want it to be a stand-alone movie. Just drag the new .mov file into toast as you did with the .avi.

    Hope this helps
  3. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2004
    Greater Manchester UK
    Nope, it's throwing up an error with divx doctor....

    Are there any alternative downloads I can try to convert the file?

    (I'm only on toast 6)
  4. Butters macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2006
    Your best bet at converting will probably be ffmpegx you can convert to lots of different formats with that, including .mov as suggested or you could try and re-encode it as another .avi which Toast may prefer over the original avi.

    if that doesn't work or gets errors you could try another application called MpegStreamclip I recently had better luck with an avi movie I needed converting using this instead of ffmpegx which was giving errors.. most of the time though ffmpegx is more useful so try that first :)

    Also have you tried making Quicktime save as movie? this would be a much quicker solution for making a .mov but does require the avi movie be recognized by quicktime player (which some aren't) and I think it may require QT Pro I'm not sure. worth a mention anyway i think.
  5. road dog macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
    Toast 7 has one stpe conversion of DivX to DVD or VCD.

    I'm sure that Roxio will be selling it on the cheap next week at Macworld and on their web site.

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