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Advice Needed On Toast 10 Dvd Encoding Speed Please.


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I've not used Toast for years, instead I've been using Nero (GASP!) in Windows via Boot Camp. I'm tempted to buy Toast 10 as I really don't like having to use Windows for anything if I don't have to.

 

My question is this: can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how long it would take to encode a 2 hour long movie (for example) into a standard DVD (you know, one that will play on any DVD player)? I've used a previous version of Toast (can't remember what version now sorry) with the same Mac about three years ago but I found it to be painfully slow...I don't want to shell out for something that's going to take forever with my Mac!

 

I have a 2.16ghz Core 2 Duo iMac with 3gb RAM and Mac OS X 10.6.4.

 

Thanks in advance!

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It depends on what format and resolution is the source video. If you provide the specs of what you need to convert for video DVD I can do a test. Also, you can buy Toast as a download from Roxio and there is a 30-day refund policy if you aren't satisfied with it. My guess is the encoding will be a little longer than real time but that's just a wild guess.

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