How long does it take to burn a DVD? It is running me 10 hrs. to encode and burn a 120 min./4.7GB DVD .
I have an LG manufactured HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B DVD-combo drive and am running on 1 gig single processor G4 MDD.
Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,6
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 1.25 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.6.0f1
Serial Number: CK309H2PN1S
Am I doing the process correctly? The video I am burning is from iMovie.
I have downloaded the mini-dv tape to the computer through iMovie. Then, after any editing, I save it and drag the files to Toast, which says it will not import .MOV files as that format is not supported by Toast, and burn it, which is taking over 10 hours to get to that point.
This is awl too baffling for me. My co-worker on a PC using a Sonic product can fit 4 hours on a DVD (twice as much video - 4 hrs as to my 2) and he does it in a couple of hours using the very same media!
I have 20 hours of video. I can put 2 hours on per DVD which is taking a minimum of 10 hours per DVD to encode and burn. We are talking 200 hours! Can not this be done quicker?
Would the reason my friend's PC production be faster is that the format for video in a PC is probably MPEG2, which is the same as the format on the DVD? Now since I am working with ,MOV or .iMovieProject files could be the cause for the long time in encoding? I don't know for sure but I wonder if converting the file to an MPEG2 would speed up this process?
Do you have any answers or advice?