What is a normal amount of time to burn a DVD from scratch?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hazedragon45, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. hazedragon45 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2009

    I'm using Toast 10 to burn a .mkv file to DVD format.. seems like the encoding is taking forever.. maybe 9 hours by the time it's done. Is this normal? what do you guys use and how long does it take. Thanks
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    yeah i noticed that the other day, you could try re-encoding it to .avi or .mp4 with handbrake, depending on what the .mkv is, it'll be faster then toast, but still might take a while
  3. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    If you are just burning, it should take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, depending on the speed you are burning at.

    If you are re-encoding and then burning, it can take several hours depending on the source material, the quality of the encode, and the length of the video.

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