What DVD Burn App do you Use ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Just curious,

    What DVD Burn App do people Use ?

    What advantages are there when using Toast instead of the FInder Burn ?

    cheers
     
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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does 'SimplyBurn" burn playable video dvd-s?


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  6. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Are you looking to back up DVDs? Or burn movies that you, yourself, have recorded?

    Backing up DVDs, use Mac the Ripper to get a TS file. Then you can use Toast to put it on a DVD.

    For the latter, use iDVD.
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I use Toast Titanium 8 and find it to be an excellent piece of software which meets my needs and then some - well worth the price tag in my opinion. :cool:
     
  8. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    i have iPod and AppleTV video files avi & mp4's that id like backed up on playable DVD's


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  9. John T macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely! Couldn't be easier :)
     
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    Completely agree.

    While Toast can shrink to DVD5 size, I use DVD2OneX. Another good piece of software. Also, you can batch your shrinks with DVD2OneX.
     
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    This is not meant as sarcastic... I can't believe people still burn DVD video files. There are lots of ways to watch your movies on TV without the need of media. I find over time that DVDs get old, scratched and the content becomes unplayable. Plus I have four kids with different levels of understanding on how to handle DVD media.

    I have used all of the following methods:
    - connecting a mac directly to the TV
    - streaming video files from an NAS to Apple TV
    - Streaming video files from NAS to PS3
    - connecting a portable USB drive to PS3 USB port
    - connected my Archos player directly to TV

    Of the above option, connecting a USB drive to the PS3 has been the best option. I know not everyone has a PS3, but consider a refurb Apple TV and either stream your vid files or connect your USB drive directly. Over time, the unit pays for itself with the price of media and with the price of storage right now, video files can be backed up and never lose quality.
     
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    Worth the upgrade from version 8?

    If so, why?

    TIA
     
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    I'd be curious to know as well. I'll have to review Roxio's site to determine if the new features/functionality in version 9 warrants an upgrade in my case. Version 8 is working great for me...
     
  15. Alrescha macrumors 68000

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    You are absolutely right, there are lots of ways. On the other hand DVD media is cheap, familiar, and pretty convenient. I have several terabytes of spinning storage and an Apple TV, and I still burn DVDs (with Roxio Toast 8).

    A.
     
  16. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    The first release of Toast 9 would crash when you tried burning a Video_TS folder, but I think they may have released an update.

    I use Toast 8 right now. I don't see what all the hype is about Toast, if this app was made for Windows it would be at the bottom. If I had it to do over again I wouldn't buy it.
     
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    I know what you mean, but I got tired of ripping DVDs, compressing them with popcorn to fit on a DVD and then watching the artifacting occur during playback. Some artifacting wold get so bad that you could only watch the original (kind of defeats the purpose of backing them up). You could use DL DVDs, but then the price of back up goes up considerably.

    I tend to miss a lot of my favorite TV programs, like Lost. Just download them from the station site and put the file on NAS or USB HDD. I can't remember the last time I burned a DVD for my own use. Same for other shows downloaded as torrents. Can't be bothered to make a DVD for them. I also have tons of DVDs that I no longer watch. So I have the original plus the copy and I can't bring myself to throw out either of them; takes up a lot of space and requires organizing.

    Just a personal preference I guess.
     
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    This is actually my preferred route, but I know most people would rather use Toast.
     
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    Guess we are not going to get an answer on this one.

    For now, I think that I will continue to use Toast 8.
     
  21. Alrescha macrumors 68000

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    I have not seen any compelling reason to go from Toast 8 to Toast 9. I'm sticking with 8.

    A.
     
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    I agree, I'll stick with Toast 8 as well.
     
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