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AVI to DVD looooooooong encoding time w/ Toast

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by deltadiva, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. deltadiva

    deltadiva Member

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    Okay so I finally got a working external DVD burner. I succesfully burned an AVI to DVD today but it took like over 2 hours for Toast Titanium 6.0.7 to encode it ..then about 3 minutes to burn it. Why does it take so darn long and is there something else I can do to reduce this amount of time. Do I need another program or something? Please Help!
    thanks.
     
  2. mediaguru

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    Sounds to me like you need a faster mac.

    MG
     
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    are you serious..its a G4 ibook..just bought it at the beginning of the year :0/
     
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    How fast is your processor? How long was the video?

    It is amazing how long it takes to compress MPEG1 verses
    MPEG2. MPEG1 takes WAY longer.

    I do know that I compressed a 24 minute quicktime file that
    was originally 720x480/29.97fps (DV basically). It took my
    client 3 hours to compress for a VCD. My Dual G5 2gig took
    about 30 minutes....

    That's why I suggested a faster machine. Perhaps it was
    optimized for the G5 and dual processing... Heck my G4/400
    would probably take 8 hours!

    MG
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2004
  5. dfiddy

    dfiddy Guest

    I too just finished burning some music videos that i have (20 in total) using Toast and it took me like 2.5-3 hrs for it to encode as well, and only 3 minutes to burn...what a piss off.
     

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