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2.5 Hour H.264 File Shows As 16:16?


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I'm trying to burn an h.264 file to blu-ray using Toast 10. I drag the .m2ts file into the window for blu-ray. The time shows as 2:30:00 and the disc size as about 15 GB. I then click to edit, then edit... again. The file in the video player again shows the right length, which is 2:30:00. I trim the end using the markers, down to 2:13:00. Then I save.

 

But when I return to toast, the time is now stated as 16:16. It also states the size of the disc is only 1.5 GB, when the file itself is about 14 GB.

 

I've now tried this twice, and each time get the same results.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

EDITED: Ok. So I then went back to my old copy of 9.0.4. I reinstalled everything, and tried to do the edit from there. When I click to edit, it says: Toast Video Player requires Toast 9 Titanium. But that's exactly the program I'm calling it from.

 

Geez.

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When switching from Toast 10 to Toast 9 (or the other way around) you need to open and close and reopen the version you want to use in order for the preferences of the latest version to get saved. They share the same preferences file.

 

It sounds as those Toast 10 kept the parts you wanted deleted and deleted the parts you want to keep. By default the parts you mark in the editor is the parts you want removed. The unmarked parts are kept. There is an Invert button that reverses that.

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Ah-- That's why :)

 

Ok. That seems to have cleared that up. But it still isn't trimming at the place I want. Can you get any finer detail, or is there a way to enter the numbers where you want the edit to take place? (It's only about a two sec. off, but unfortunately there's something ugly right there.)

 

Thanks again.

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Ah-- That's why :)

 

Ok. That seems to have cleared that up. But it still isn't trimming at the place I want. Can you get any finer detail, or is there a way to enter the numbers where you want the edit to take place? (It's only about a two sec. off, but unfortunately there's something ugly right there.)

 

Thanks again.

I don't know the details of H.264 editing. I'm pretty sure there is no way to do frame-accurate editing because the video is highly compressed. How the Toast editor chooses the edit frames is something I don't know. I presume it does say Fine in the lower left corner of the window.

 

Finer edits may require first converting to video to a full-quality QuickTime Movie (probably using the Apple Intermediate codec.

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