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Can no longer burn eyetv to Taoast 8.0.1


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I am running EyeTV 2.3.3 to record broadcast TV on my mac. I have been successsfully burning programmes to DVD to watch on my loungeroom TV. However, recently Toast 8.0.1 does not recognize the .eyetv files. I try to drag and drop an .eyetv file into Taost and get an error message "[file name].eyetv is an unsupported format and cannot be imported". Has anyone else encounted this and found a solution? I also found that when I could burn files they took forever to format. Anyone got any thoughts on how to speed this up?

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Many thanks. That worked but it seems a convoluted way to do it. Any thoughts as to why Toast can not recognize the file using a direct "drag and drop"? Also, why does it take forever to encode the DVD, is there anything I can do to speed it up?

Toast has two easy ways to get the video directly (via the Media Browser or from the EyeTV application) but it requires you keep them in the EyeTV archive. The reason Toast doesn't accept the .eyetv files via the Finder is the MPEG is inside a package and Roxio didn't engineer Toast to look inside the package, given that the other options are available.

 

As for re-encoding, your EyeTV must be capturing the MPEG stream directly from a digital source. Mine encodes MPEGs from analog channels so those MPEGs are video DVD compliant and don't need re-encoding. The MPEGs captured from digital channels are not encoded to meet the video DVD spec (the resolution is wrong) so Toast must re-encode them. You may be able to prevent this by choosing Never Re-encode in the Custom Encoder settings window in Toast. There are some resolutions that Toast will pass through without re-encoding although some DVD players may have trouble with play back. Give it a try to see if that works for you. Instead of re-encoding Toast goes through a multiplexing stage that takes a short amount of time.

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If the video is still in your EyeTV archive then open EyeTV, select the video and click the Toast icon. If it isn't in the archive then control-click on it in the Finder and choose Show Package Contents. In the window that appears you'll see the .mpg file you can drag to Toast.

 

Many thanks. That worked but it seems a convoluted way to do it. Any thoughts as to why Toast can not recognize the file using a direct "drag and drop"? Also, why does it take forever to encode the DVD, is there anything I can do to speed it up?

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Use the Toast Media Browser to access your EyeTV files. Choose EyeTV with the top button in the Browser.

 

I can't see all the files I have in the eyetv folder uing the media browser. I have moved files into the eyetv folder and they do not show up in the media browser when I set the top button to EyeTV. I have tried going to the folder I store the files in using Files in the top button but then I get the original error message about an unsupported format when I try to grad them to Toast. So I still can't burn the files I want to burn. Any further ideas?

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I can't see all the files I have in the eyetv folder uing the media browser. I have moved files into the eyetv folder and they do not show up in the media browser when I set the top button to EyeTV. I have tried going to the folder I store the files in using Files in the top button but then I get the original error message about an unsupported format when I try to grad them to Toast. So I still can't burn the files I want to burn. Any further ideas?

If the video is still in your EyeTV archive then open EyeTV, select the video and click the Toast icon. If it isn't in the archive then control-click on it in the Finder and choose Show Package Contents. In the window that appears you'll see the .mpg file you can drag to Toast.

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