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I cannot find where there is a guide for taking AVI videos and making them into a basic VOB DVD?Suggestions?

 

 

Yeah i'm still not getting it.When i add the AVI files to the DVD-Video area it actually doubles the size of the files, from the original size of 2920 MB to about 5520 MB? I installed Perian aswell.

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Yeah i'm still not getting it.When i add the AVI files to the DVD-Video area it actually doubles the size of the files, from the original size of 2920 MB to about 5520 MB? I installed Perian aswell.

The MPEG 4 format used in AVI's is much more highly compressed than the MPEG 2 format used in video DVDs. That's why the video takes more space. However, Toast should fit more than three hours of video to a single-layer DVD. Is your AVI video longer than 3 or 3-1/2 hours? If it is longer than that and you still want it to fit a single-layer disc then choose Save as Disc Image. When that is done select the disc image using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window and Toast will use its Fit-to-DVD feature to burn it to a single-layer disc.

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The MPEG 4 format used in AVI's is much more highly compressed than the MPEG 2 format used in video DVDs. That's why the video takes more space. However, Toast should fit more than three hours of video to a single-layer DVD. Is your AVI video longer than 3 or 3-1/2 hours? If it is longer than that and you still want it to fit a single-layer disc then choose Save as Disc Image. When that is done select the disc image using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window and Toast will use its Fit-to-DVD feature to burn it to a single-layer disc.

 

 

Ok i missed it again...where do i drop my avi files exactly?Then i save it as a disc image...then i do what with the saved image exactly?

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Ok i missed it again...where do i drop my avi files exactly?Then i save it as a disc image...then i do what with the saved image exactly?

Choose DVD video as the format in the Toast Video window. Drag your videos to the Toast window. You'll see a thumbnail image of the video and a description. This will be part of your menu and there are instructions in Toast Help how to prepare the menu the way you want. When you are ready to have Toast do its work click the Save as Disc Image button that is above and to the left of the big red button.

 

When Toast is done encoding the video and creating the disc image you'll have a file with the extension .toast. Select the Copy window in Toast (from left to right the windows are Data, Audio, Video, Copy and Convert). Select disc image and find the saved .toast image file. Now click the big red button and insert a blank DVD.

 

You also can preview a mounted disc image file using DVD Player to see if everything looks the way you want before burning the disc. When you select the .toast file using the Image File setting in the Copy window the disc image will be mounted. If your Mac is set to its default preferences this will automatically launch DVD Player and you'll see your DVD's menu on screen. If you don't like what you see go back to the Toast Video window and make any desired changes. Then save as a new disc image. The second time Toast will not need to encode the video so it will take less time (as long as you didn't quit and reopen Toast in the meanwhile).

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