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Burning a playable vcd of an MP4


truchaman

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I've been trying to burn a playable VCD of a legally purchased MP4, but toast 6 won't permit it. It says I need over 1 GB (which defeats the purpose of a VCD) even though the file is under 700MB. Why is this so? Will Toast 7 permit this, or should I purchase iVCD (which will allow me to burn the movie--tried it in the demo version and it worked!)?

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Tsantee-

Thanks for the response, but I tried this on my friend's mac (he has 7 point something or other), and the divx option resulted in the same--over 1 gigs needed to burn it. He just uses Toast to burn CDs, so was of no help in the matter. What am I doing wrong? I've been getting upgrade offers from Roxio, but see no need to unless this is possible.

Thxs, nate

I've been trying to burn a playable VCD of a legally purchased MP4, but toast 6 won't permit it. It says I need over 1 GB (which defeats the purpose of a VCD) even though the file is under 700MB. Why is this so? Will Toast 7 permit this, or should I purchase iVCD (which will allow me to burn the movie--tried it in the demo version and it worked!)?
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Tsantee-

Thanks for the response, but I tried this on my friend's mac (he has 7 point something or other), and the divx option resulted in the same--over 1 gigs needed to burn it. He just uses Toast to burn CDs, so was of no help in the matter. What am I doing wrong? I've been getting upgrade offers from Roxio, but see no need to unless this is possible.

Thxs, nate

How long is this movie? In any case, go back to your friend's Mac. Select DivX Disc as the format in the Video window. Click on the video to select it and click the DivX button at the bottom. There is an option to choose what size the final file is to be.

 

DivX will get you a far superior picture to VCD as well and is more compatible for playing on computers. You'll need a DivX-enabled DVD player. That capability is becoming common in new players.

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MP4 is greater compression than the mp1 used for VCDs. Toast can create a VCD that is a little more than 60 minutes in length. Longer than that won't fit a CD.

 

What you should do is get Toast 7 and record a DivX CD from the MP4 instead.

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