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Conrad

Burn Blu Ray Disc - Possible To Force Toast To Not Re-encode?

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Hello,

 

I have purchased Toast version 9 and 10, as well as the blu-ray plug in for both versions. I have video in FCP that is DVCPROHD at 720p.

 

I have tried exporting to a Quicktime file and dragging and dropping that file into Toast to burn a blu-ray disc. It took forever for Toast to encode, but finally finished and burned a disc. I put it in my blu-ray player, and it looks terrible compared to the raw HD footage on my laptop. I've read online that Toast simply does not have the extensive capabilities for encoding that Compressor does.

 

I want to use Compressor to encode the footage. My question: in what format/settings do I have to export using Compressor in order for Toast to NOT re-encode anything? What file format AND file extension do I have to feed Toast so that it doesn't re-encode my footage? I have a few very short videos (about 20 minutes worth of footage) that I want to burn to Blu-Ray so I want to use the HIGHEST POSSIBLE DATA RATE. Yes, I know I have to export as an MPEG2 in Compressor, but as a Transport Stream or as a Program Stream? Will that include the audio as well?

 

Thx in advance,

Conrad

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I'd also be interested in knowing the answer to this. Anybody?

 

One question I would add to the mix is why does Toast show my video length's (i.e. 2:47) longer or shorter than they actually are? Is it changing the video or is it just reading things incorrectly.

 

-DB

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I want to use Compressor to encode the footage. My question: in what format/settings do I have to export using Compressor in order for Toast to NOT re-encode anything? What file format AND file extension do I have to feed Toast so that it doesn't re-encode my footage? I have a few very short videos (about 20 minutes worth of footage) that I want to burn to Blu-Ray so I want to use the HIGHEST POSSIBLE DATA RATE. Yes, I know I have to export as an MPEG2 in Compressor...

 

Same for me - except: I expect/want to use H.264 from Compressor at the highest reliable bit rate (maybe 30Mbps?) for set-top BD players.

 

Do Roxio support staff actually read/reply on these forums? (Not being rude - a genuine question, as for example, Apple staff never reply on the Apple forums!)

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The default video settings for a Blu-ray Video project in Toast 10 are:

- Video: MPEG-4 AVC, 8.0 Mbps (16.0 Mbps max)

- Audio: Dolby Digital 192 kbps

 

If the video file inserted into a project matches the expected output format, Toast will not re-encode the data. If you would like a greater degree of control over the encoding process, you can configure the encoding as one of the following provided options: Automatic, Always, and Never. To see these options, do the following:

  1. Open a Blu-ray Video project
  2. Click on the More button in the project Options (lower left of application)
  3. In the Encoding tab of the Options, select the Custom radio button
  4. Expand the Reencoding drop down menu and make your selection
  5. Click OK

Also, you can set the Average Bit Rate and the Maximum Bit Rate for your projects in this Options area using the provided slider bars.

 

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Questions for DBattle:

- How "off" is the time estimate?

- And what times are you comparing?

 

I dropped in a few files and I'm comparing the time estimate provided in Toast to the one associated with the file in Get Info > More Info section. So far, they match.

 

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And yes, Mooblie - Roxio staff have and do read and respond to forum posts.

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Same for me - except: I expect/want to use H.264 from Compressor at the highest reliable bit rate (maybe 30Mbps?) for set-top BD players.

 

Do Roxio support staff actually read/reply on these forums? (Not being rude - a genuine question, as for example, Apple staff never reply on the Apple forums!)

 

This question has been talked about on the Toast 9 forums and no one has posted any success stories. I was able to do it using Adobe Media Encoder (create a .m2t) but people using Compressor haven't reported much success.

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This question has been talked about on the Toast 9 forums and no one has posted any success stories. I was able to do it using Adobe Media Encoder (create a .m2t) but people using Compressor haven't reported much success.

 

Hmmm. Thanks, revwally. At least I've got a ".m2t" filetype to aim for with Compressor! If I have any success, I'll post.

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