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Encoding tivo files stalled


annieo

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I transferred The War, part IV, to my Mac. Unfortunately I recorded it best quality, so it created a 4.5 MB file (that's incidental, by the way). So, when I go to either save as disc image or burn to DVD, it goes to Encoding "The War" 0% complete and never changes.

 

So, controlling the variables a bit, I replaced that file with another that I had previously successfully burned to DVD, and the same thing happened - never began encoding.

 

If I check "never encode" it will allow me to either burn it or save it as disc image, but that creates a DVD that doesn't work.

 

Please help.

 

Anne

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OK - so i deleted the plist and pref files and reinstalled toast and I'm still having the problem. So then I decided to go a different route, as I've promised someone at work that I'll get her the DVD on The War on Monday, and found another software pkg that I downloaded - VisualHub - and added the .tivo file there, which plays perfectly well on Toast DVD Player, by the way - and it did the same thing there - no progress.

 

I'm just not savvy enough to know where to go next and what to do.

 

thanks for any light you can shed on this.

 

anne

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When you save a disc image that is too big to burn to a single-layer disc all you have to do is select that disc image using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window. Then when you click the burn button Toast will ask if you want this to fit a single-layer disc. Choose that and Toast will do some additional compression to fit.

 

You've already found the option to never re-encode, which is good.

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Thanks. My problem occurs before I ever get the disc image, or burn it directly to DVD. It looks as if it will encode and prepare the data and stalls, so it says 0% completed. (If I use the never re-encode, it creates a DVD that doesn't work.) So it's hanging up on the encoding and I can't get it to go again, but have to abort and start again, which creates the same problem.

 

So, it's not the size that's creating the problem, because I tried this with a smaller file and the same thing happened.

 

~Anne

 

When you save a disc image that is too big to burn to a single-layer disc all you have to do is select that disc image using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window. Then when you click the burn button Toast will ask if you want this to fit a single-layer disc. Choose that and Toast will do some additional compression to fit.

 

You've already found the option to never re-encode, which is good.

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Thanks. My problem occurs before I ever get the disc image, or burn it directly to DVD. It looks as if it will encode and prepare the data and stalls, so it says 0% completed. (If I use the never re-encode, it creates a DVD that doesn't work.) So it's hanging up on the encoding and I can't get it to go again, but have to abort and start again, which creates the same problem.

 

So, it's not the size that's creating the problem, because I tried this with a smaller file and the same thing happened.

 

~Anne

Sorry for misunderstanding. Something is wrong. I don't know if there is a problem with the Tivo files when they get to Toast or if Toast has developed an ailment. I suggest trashing the Toast plist and prefs files from you User>Library>Preferences folder and reinstalling Toast 8.0.1. Also, check theTivoToGo for Mac forum to see if there are others who have faced this issue.

 

What's stalling Toast is an inability to read the MPEG file. It shouldn't have that problem.

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Thanks. I'll give it a try.

 

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Sorry for misunderstanding. Something is wrong. I don't know if there is a problem with the Tivo files when they get to Toast or if Toast has developed an ailment. I suggest trashing the Toast plist and prefs files from you User>Library>Preferences folder and reinstalling Toast 8.0.1. Also, check theTivoToGo for Mac forum to see if there are others who have faced this issue.

 

What's stalling Toast is an inability to read the MPEG file. It shouldn't have that problem.

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