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Best Format? Hdtv>Eyetv>Blu Ray



If I want to capture HDTV via EyeTV for burning on Blu Ray for later viewing, what is the best format or method for going from the EyeTV file to Blu Ray disk? Large .eyetv files are crashing Toast at about the 1 hour point (of source material). RAM usage also accelerates rapidly after about the 45 min point and Toast routinely crashes as it consumes about 3GB of RAM.


Creating an image from a shorter recording seems to work fine. Converting a large/long .eyetv file to some other format (.m4v for instance) also seems to work. For large/long files, is there a best format to convert to (as an alternative to .eyetv) for creating a disk image or burning to blu ray?


I have a MacBook Pro with 8 GB of RAM and 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 processor running OS X 10.8.5

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If the EyeTV can capture the original mpeg 2 stream without converting to .mp4 then that is what I recommend. I don't know if Toast's Media Browser can still access EyeTV videos in its Video tab, but if it can you can add it to the Toast Video window from there. Go to the Custom encoder settings window and turn on Never re-encode. Toast will multiplex rather than encode the mpeg 2 video for your Blu-ray disc. I also think EyeTV has an export to mpeg 2 option which is another way to get the video ready for Toast.

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