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Old 04-21-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
KiNGME
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Angry AVI to DVD (Via Toast)... 3+ Hours?!!!

What the...?

I have a new MBP 17" and I have an AVI file that I imported into Toast and burned (actually, I'm still burning) it to a DVD (4.7 single layer) using the internal "Super" (cough, cough) drive. It's been more than three hours and it's still burning. What gives?!

Is this because the drive is slow or because the Mac is slow?

On my XP system, this would have been done over an hour ago. At least an hour ago.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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are you converting the .avi in any way through Toast?
or just literally burning the .avi file on to the DVD?
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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Yeah, converting it to DVD format. I discovered that Toast is super slow at that! The burning part goes at 3x.
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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Doesn't the superdrive only max out at 4x anyway?
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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What version of Toast is it? Is it universal binary?

You are correct that Toast is slow, if you are game, you can try out FFmpegX, which will (with the right settings) do a better looking job of the conversion, and much quicker too. (Beware that it will take some study to learn how to use it)
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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you could also try VisualHub.

For me, works like a champ.

Last edited by Mailman42; 04-22-2007 at 11:05 PM. Reason: correct my spelling ;-)
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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Quote:
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you could also try VisualHub.

Perfect! I just bought a copy.
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:27 PM   #8
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Converting any video format takes a while. When it's a high-quality DVD, it take even longer!
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