Toast Titanium Increases sizes???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Darkerangel, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Darkerangel macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Question, does anyone know why Toast Titanium increase file size? I'm trying to put a few episodes of an anime onto a regular DVD disc. Now the file is 563.1MB, but when I put it in Toast in the DVD-Video section, it tells me that 1.99GB on 1 disc.

    How can this be and how can I fix this if possible?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you want to burn a video DVD, the kind being able to be played back by those video DVD players under the telly?

    If so, then the most likely scenario is that your source is MPEG4 compressed and video DVDs use MPEG-2 (older than MPEG-4 and less efficient, thus bigger files), therefore the MPEG-4 encoded video has to be transcoded to MPEG-2, so the files get bigger. Many films come on video DVDs with 8GB of data, where the film takes up 6GB for 120 minutes.
     
  3. Darkerangel thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it's an .avi, but basically are you saying is just convert it into a MPEG-2?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    .avi is only a container, not a codec, and .avi files can use MPEG-4 codecs like Divx and Xvid.

    And yes, the video has to be transcoded (converted) from one codec to another.
     
  5. Darkerangel thread starter macrumors member

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    WoW spinner you were right. Well the only app I have says MPEG-2, but leaves the file as just a .mpg. And it brought the file down when I put it back into Toast now reading it as 632.3MB. Not an exact match, but wayyyy better than a gig lol.
     

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