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Toast 10, Video_ts > Ps3 Compression Incompatibility

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Quite simply, I am taking a VIDEO_TS directory, non protected & unmodified then feeding it into Toast 10 under the Conversion for VIDEO_TS tab, setting main feature English sound track, no extras and asking it to put out files under 4GB with Playstation3 preset.

 

The video that comes out is 2.88GB which is within the MP4 video limit I believe, and can be played in Quicktime et-al. Though burnt to a DVD-5 and given to the PS3 it only comes up as Corrupt Data. I've tried renaming the file to .mp4 rather than the initial .m4v though this changes nothing.

 

Any advice? Is it perhaps that the file should be below 2GB? Although I would of thought the limit was 4GB if any.

 

I usually use Handbrake for video conversion, but I spend so much time trying to find the optimal settings manually (their PS3 one is terrible), and at this point I'd rather just trust someone else's pre-set to save time. Except Toast's one is not working.

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Quite simply, I am taking a VIDEO_TS directory, non protected & unmodified then feeding it into Toast 10 under the Conversion for VIDEO_TS tab, setting main feature English sound track, no extras and asking it to put out files under 4GB with Playstation3 preset.

 

The video that comes out is 2.88GB which is within the MP4 video limit I believe, and can be played in Quicktime et-al. Though burnt to a DVD-5 and given to the PS3 it only comes up as Corrupt Data. I've tried renaming the file to .mp4 rather than the initial .m4v though this changes nothing.

 

Any advice? Is it perhaps that the file should be below 2GB? Although I would of thought the limit was 4GB if any.

 

I usually use Handbrake for video conversion, but I spend so much time trying to find the optimal settings manually (their PS3 one is terrible), and at this point I'd rather just trust someone else's pre-set to save time. Except Toast's one is not working.

 

It was working - I'll take a look at this today.

 

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It was working - I'll take a look at this today.

 

 

Thanks, sir. I'm not new to video encoding but I just do not want to spend the time trying to obtain the perfect quality:filesize in every case, and the pre-sets would be ideal then.

 

So if I can help test things out for this, do tell me.

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Thanks, sir. I'm not new to video encoding but I just do not want to spend the time trying to obtain the perfect quality:filesize in every case, and the pre-sets would be ideal then.

 

So if I can help test things out for this, do tell me.

 

The preset is working on this side, when you burned to DVD, did you use Mac Only or Mac & PC?

 

 

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The preset is working on this side, when you burned to DVD, did you use Mac Only or Mac & PC?

 

 

Mac and PC, now I think about it I do have a FAT32 format portable disk big enough to move the file, which I shall try to remember to do after work tomorrow.

 

I have since tried two more times (with a DVD), neither of which work from optical or copied to internal HDD on the PS3. You say it worked for you, what input was used, what pre-set and what was the size of the output, with what extension?

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Mac and PC, now I think about it I do have a FAT32 format portable disk big enough to move the file, which I shall try to remember to do after work tomorrow.

 

I have since tried two more times (with a DVD), neither of which work from optical or copied to internal HDD on the PS3. You say it worked for you, what input was used, what pre-set and what was the size of the output, with what extension?

 

Toast 10.0.2 (GM release)

Source: 5.8 GB VIDEO_TS folder

Export Profile: PlayStation 3 - Standard

Output: 1.7 GB M4V

 

I'll try to get a file larger than 2 GB made...

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Toast 10.0.2 (GM release)

Source: 5.8 GB VIDEO_TS folder

Export Profile: PlayStation 3 - Standard

Output: 1.7 GB M4V

 

I'll try to get a file larger than 2 GB made...

 

I'd been using the Automatic and High settings, both resulted in the same file size, but the quality settings really should not be an issue in this correct? So far the only difference seems to be the output size and quality.

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Well I just ran the same video through with the 4GB limit, but using the lower quality selection rather than Automatic or High (High and Automatic both put out the same file size so I am assuming Auto IS High in this case).

 

I have now a 1.55GB file which works on the PS3, but at a lower quality than I would like, obviously.

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Well I just ran the same video through with the 4GB limit, but using the lower quality selection rather than Automatic or High (High and Automatic both put out the same file size so I am assuming Auto IS High in this case).

 

I have now a 1.55GB file which works on the PS3, but at a lower quality than I would like, obviously.

 

I've run through videos today using high, although they all played back on PS3, they also came out less than 2.0GB. I'm creating a DVD with a longer title that should end up higher than 2 GB once I convert it, I'll give you an update tomorrow.

 

Updated: It looks like the PS3 does have some limits specific to file size when playing back different types of media on the internal HDD or on disc/flash drives. I'm not sure if this is something we'll be able to work around yet.

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I've run through videos today using high, although they all played back on PS3, they also came out less than 2.0GB. I'm creating a DVD with a longer title that should end up higher than 2 GB once I convert it, I'll give you an update tomorrow.

 

Updated: It looks like the PS3 does have some limits specific to file size when playing back different types of media on the internal HDD or on disc/flash drives. I'm not sure if this is something we'll be able to work around yet.

 

 

Thank you for looking into this so quickly. The only suggestion I would make if you establish the limit (It takes too long for me to keep doing this between work on an iMac) is to hammer the file size limit into Toast! No point being a pre-set if it breaks the compatibility ;)

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Hi everyone!

 

Here is the real problem...

 

If you take a Video_TS folder that is not protected and you open Toast 10. click on the Conversion tab, Video_TS Folder, and drag and drop your folder there.... (Until there everything is OK! )

 

Now you push the big RED button on the lower right ( Burn Button )

 

The window appear and you select The kind of file you want.... So you put:

 

For Playstation 3

Quality High ( Best )

 

Now all we have to do is press the convert button and it will do the jobe done by it self ( What it shoul be done )....

 

The real problem is that When we use our PS3.... It wont see the file... It see all other AVI and MPG files but not the M4V file that Toast have created with the setting for PS3 at high quality...

 

Does any body got a solution to make it REALLY compatible to PS3....

 

I got a Xbox 360 too and i can see all my video with it but i hate Microsoft and i want to use my PS3 at least...

 

I've look all over the web and nobody seams to get a solution.

I have a Mac PPC so i can't do transcoding cause it's not Intel.

 

Please help me and all others!

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Without looking into the topic, if you got an mp4 from a VIDEO_TS (MPEG2) directory than you are indeed transcoding. PPC can transcode perfectly, it is very common task for a computer.

 

I think the reason it is not being shown is the one I mentioned above, breaking a file size limit the PS3 is limited to. Although, a DVD should never end up being over 2GB in mpeg4, so just for the sake of it rename the .M4V to .MP4 as m4v is more or less an Apple pushed extension as I recall and the PS3 may just be ignoring it. Worth a try.

 

Also sniff out Handbrake, it is a great video transcoder and may still run on PPC.

 

Hi everyone!

 

Here is the real problem...

 

If you take a Video_TS folder that is not protected and you open Toast 10. click on the Conversion tab, Video_TS Folder, and drag and drop your folder there.... (Until there everything is OK! )

 

Now you push the big RED button on the lower right ( Burn Button )

 

The window appear and you select The kind of file you want.... So you put:

 

For Playstation 3

Quality High ( Best )

 

Now all we have to do is press the convert button and it will do the jobe done by it self ( What it shoul be done )....

 

The real problem is that When we use our PS3.... It wont see the file... It see all other AVI and MPG files but not the M4V file that Toast have created with the setting for PS3 at high quality...

 

Does any body got a solution to make it REALLY compatible to PS3....

 

I got a Xbox 360 too and i can see all my video with it but i hate Microsoft and i want to use my PS3 at least...

 

I've look all over the web and nobody seams to get a solution.

I have a Mac PPC so i can't do transcoding cause it's not Intel.

 

Please help me and all others!

 

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