more toast 10 fun.....
SO, the manual is very unclear on the subject of putting SD video on a BLU-RAY disk. I have been using the Blu-ray Video option. SO, for grins, I try the DVD-Video option - and I get the same problem, only half as much. I put 8 vids on DVD-video and it predicted disk size is exactly the same as Blu-ray. BUT, when the muxing is over, I get the not enough error, 23.83 are needed and 23.31 is available - so instead of 1.4GB of bloat, its in the 500M range. I set the menu option to NONE and instead of burning what would end up being a coaster, set it to save as disk image - it opened a toast file that was 23.2GB - but by the time it was done saving, it was 23.83 - so turning off menus saved nothing!
So, the standard says 13 hours of video - and certainly I could decrease the bit rate and get my video small enough - but it seems like I have to guess what initial size estimate would actually fit. I can work around this - but why should I have to - and is this extra space really needed - or is it somehow being wasted?
If I add up the audio & video file sizes fo the 8 videos, it is 22.8GB - so even the predicted size of 23.2 includes nearly 400GB of "overhead". I'd expect some from the muxing process, but is that normal? Even if so, the increase in size should be completely predictable.
I'd love it if I was doing something wrong and someone could point it out to me because I really would like to make use of this without all the guessing. Has anyone out there actually done this?