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i got 24 epesiodes in mkv format, i have the quicktime decoder that allows me to view them with their subtitles so im assuming toast is the doing the same, i set 12 of them to burned under dvd video with a DL disc. and its taking forever to toast to burn, should i have dropped the quality selector or is this normal

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I've never had a mkv video so don't know what happens with them and Toast. If it doesn't work this time I'd suggest a different approach (which I suggest whenever burning to DL media when encoding is required). Choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. Then burn the disc image to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window. That way a failed burn doesn't require going through the encoding stage again.

 

I also suggest doing some testing with a single episode before committing to the longer project. Again, choose Save as disc image and then mount the resulting disc image to preview how the DVD will look in DVD Player. You also could test the affect, if any, that adjusting the quality has on encoding time.

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I've never had a mkv video so don't know what happens with them and Toast. If it doesn't work this time I'd suggest a different approach (which I suggest whenever burning to DL media when encoding is required). Choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. Then burn the disc image to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window. That way a failed burn doesn't require going through the encoding stage again.

 

I also suggest doing some testing with a single episode before committing to the longer project. Again, choose Save as disc image and then mount the resulting disc image to preview how the DVD will look in DVD Player. You also could test the affect, if any, that adjusting the quality has on encoding time.

 

thanks for the advice, i tried one epesiode it and it took about two hours just like i been doing with visual hub, i dont see an improvement in quality even when its the mkv file. im assuming the decoder being used to keep the subtitles is what drops the quality, in any cases i dont have much of a choice so i plan on just convert them over to mp4 since regardless it takes 2 hours to convert one file even for burning.

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You don't say which audio/video formats are being used in your MKV container but you might find it possible to simply demux the streams from the MKV with MoKgVm2DVD and then recombine them in the container of your choice (or convert them).

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You don't say which audio/video formats are being used in your MKV container but you might find it possible to simply demux the streams from the MKV with MoKgVm2DVD and then recombine them in the container of your choice (or convert them).

 

 

you mean what inside the mkv file? honestly i do not know, i will use this program you told me about, hopefully it will be a lot faster then using the quicktime decoder. it will keep my subtitles right? also how can i tell what are the audio/video formats inside the mkv container?

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