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Exporting/Converting from DivX on Toast 8 (Mac)

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I am using Roxio Toast 8 Titanium on Mac OS X, 10.4.8

 

Is Toast 8 Titanium able to export DivX files into, say, QuickTime or WMV files so that I can burn a conventional DVD which will play on a set top DVD player that does not support DivX?

 

Thanks!

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Sure. Just drag the DivX file to the Toast Video window with DVD video selected as the format. Toast will convert it and burn it as a video DVD when you click the burn button. You also can select the DivX file in the video window and choose one of Toast's export options (QuickTime yes; WMV no) to convert the video to some other format.

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tsantee,

 

Thanks; that's really very helpful So are you :-)

 

Have you actually done such a transcoding: there are no hidden pitfalls such as with those Mac conversion utilities that claim to make burning wmv files possible, but always fail, are there? Or are prevented by DRM etc?

 

IOW does it actually work as it's claimed? Are all DivX files really convertible (by Toast 8)?

 

Sure. Just drag the DivX file to the Toast Video window with DVD video selected as the format. Toast will convert it and burn it as a video DVD when you click the burn button. You also can select the DivX file in the video window and choose one of Toast's export options (QuickTime yes; WMV no) to convert the video to some other format.

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I have done this and I also have used Toast to convert other formats to DivX. I don't know about any copy protection that a DivX file could have that prevents re-encoding. Sometimes there are download movies similar to DivX that have AC3 audio tracks. In that case you need to install the A52Codec in your QuickTime folder or there won't be any audio on the DVD. You can Google for that file download.

 

You also might consider getting a DivX compatible DVD player. Toast can quickly burn the DivX download to disc for playback. It's a huge time-saver.

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tsantee,

 

Again - thanks; very helpful. I'll give it a try :-)

 

I have done this and I also have used Toast to convert other formats to DivX. I don't know about any copy protection that a DivX file could have that prevents re-encoding. Sometimes there are download movies similar to DivX that have AC3 audio tracks. In that case you need to install the A52Codec in your QuickTime folder or there won't be any audio on the DVD. You can Google for that file download.

 

You also might consider getting a DivX compatible DVD player. Toast can quickly burn the DivX download to disc for playback. It's a huge time-saver.

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