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Exporting to DivX


KristianKällmén

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Hello there.

 

I´m all new to mac and Toast 8.

 

On a MacBook 2.16 ghz, 2GB ram and running 10.5.1.

 

I have dvd:s on my hard drive ripped using Mac the Ripper.

 

Wish to export them to DivX and have no luck.

 

Under DivX-disc I drag the VIDEO_TS folder into the content area and I then see the main movie appear.

 

I have the Home Theatre Profile chosen and set file filesize of a feature length movie to just under 700 MB to fit it on a CD-R.

 

(Not knowing at all if this will produce a pleasureable viewing experience but just for investigative purposes...)

 

I then choose export and export seems to start but only to stall.

 

Just now I´m trying to do the exact same thing but burn directly to a CD-R...this operation has apparently also stalled.

 

Any and all help in this matter greatly appreciated.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Kristian Källmén, Alingsås, Sweden

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You've missed a step. Instead of adding the VIDEO_TS folder you need to use the Toast Media Browser to extract the MPEG videos from inside the VIDEO_TS. This is done by placing the VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop (if it is on your hard drive) or inserting the DVD (if it is on a disc). Next choose DVD with the top button of the Media Browser. In a couple seconds something will appear in the browser window. Double click on the item that appears in the window and you'll see a list of titles that are in the VIDEO_TS along with small thumbnail images. Drag the titles you want to the main window.

 

When the extraction is finished you can proceed to create your DivX disc. If you just want a DivX video file and not a disc, select the title(s) in the window and click the Export button. Choose DivX as the format.

 

If for some reason your exported DivX file looks somewhat horizontally compressed (everyone looks a bit fat) then in the Export window choose Custom settings for DivX. Change the resolution to 640x480 instead of the default 720x480. I've needed to do this with earlier versions of Toast 8 and don't know if it is needed in Toast 8.0.3.

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You've missed a step. Instead of adding the VIDEO_TS folder you need to use the Toast Media Browser to extract the MPEG videos from inside the VIDEO_TS. This is done by placing the VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop (if it is on your hard drive) or inserting the DVD (if it is on a disc). Next choose DVD with the top button of the Media Browser. In a couple seconds something will appear in the browser window. Double click on the item that appears in the window and you'll see a list of titles that are in the VIDEO_TS along with small thumbnail images. Drag the titles you want to the main window.

 

When the extraction is finished you can proceed to create your DivX disc. If you just want a DivX video file and not a disc, select the title(s) in the window and click the Export button. Choose DivX as the format.

 

If for some reason your exported DivX file looks somewhat horizontally compressed (everyone looks a bit fat) then in the Export window choose Custom settings for DivX. Change the resolution to 640x480 instead of the default 720x480. I've needed to do this with earlier versions of Toast 8 and don't know if it is needed in Toast 8.0.3.

 

 

Thanks a lot for this quick reply.

 

I don´t see any "extraction" taking place when adding to the content area from within the VIDEO_TS folder, regardless of doing it from within the Media Browser.

 

Now I´vre tried with a title 1hr and 25 min in length wich I would like to try and fit on a CD-R so I choose to set the file size to 695 MB and the operation is still just stalling unfortunately.

 

And is there anyway to handle the subtitles from DVD content when producing a DivX-file?

 

Best regards once again,

 

Kristian Källmén

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Thanks a lot for this quick reply.

 

I don´t see any "extraction" taking place when adding to the content area from within the VIDEO_TS folder, regardless of doing it from within the Media Browser.

 

Now I´vre tried with a title 1hr and 25 min in length wich I would like to try and fit on a CD-R so I choose to set the file size to 695 MB and the operation is still just stalling unfortunately.

 

And is there anyway to handle the subtitles from DVD content when producing a DivX-file?

 

Best regards once again,

 

Kristian Källmén

Are you sure you're in the Media Browser with DVD as the top button? You'll see a text description of the VIDEO_TS in the browser window. The button below "DVD" lets you access either the titles or chapter level inside the VIDEO_TS. I just double click on the text in the browser to access the titles level. Select one or more titles in the browser window or press the + button to add these to the Video window. You'll see a progress bar showing you the extraction taking place. When it is done the extracted titles appear in the Video window with a thumbnail image. Be sure you have one of the formats selected in the Video window other than DVD video from VIDEO_TS.

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