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Settings For Dvd Without Re-Encoding?


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Hi all,

 

I'm attempting to burn DVD's as fast as possible by using video files which are already in MPG (Mpeg2) format.

Speed seems to be very good, but the end result is a little grainy!

 

At this early stage, I'm not sure if it's a problem with the encoding of the video during the actual recording process, or if it's a problem while burning to DVD in toast.

 

I have Toast Titanium 10's custom settings set to:

 

Audio & Video: Set standard to PAL

Sound Output - Default

Preferred language - English

Set both crossfades to 1

Default Pause for new tracks - 00:00:00

Tick: Enable Dithering

Untick: Show advanced audio mastering settings

 

Chapter markers - None

Tick: Use Elegato Turbo .264 accelerator if present (what is this & does it make a difference?)

 

From Bottom l/h options for encoding:

 

Menus: No Menus.

Tick: Auto play disc on insert.

Tick: Play all items continuously

Encoding: Custom

 

More:-

 

Disc:

Disk Name: Our DVD

Tick: Play all items continuously

Untick all other options

 

Menus:

Menu Style: No Menu

Untick all other options.

 

Encoding: Video:-

 

Video Format: MPEG-2

Av Bit Rate: 4.0Mbps

Max Bit Rate: 8.0Mbps

Motion Est: Best

Reencoding: Never

Field Dom: Auto

Aspect Ration: 4:3

 

Audio:-

Audio format: Dolby Digital

Data Rate: 128kbps

Dynamic Range Compression:off

 

Any help to gain better DVD quality would be very much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Toast should not be re-encoding your existing MPEG 2 videos. If you see Toast enter a Encoding window instead of a Multiplexing window when you click the red button then go to the custom encoder settings window and choose Never next to re-encoding. If you are seeing that Toast is Multiplexing rather than Encoding the video then Toast is doing nothing to the source video that affects its picture quality.

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Thanks for the response tsantee,

 

. . . . so the settings I'm using in the video section of the setup looks good?

 

Encoding: Video:-

 

Video Format: MPEG-2

Av Bit Rate: 4.0Mbps

Max Bit Rate: 8.0Mbps

Motion Est: Best

Reencoding: Never

Field Dom: Auto

Aspect Ration: 4:3

 

Just wasn't sure if the Bit Rate (Mbps) settings are the best I can achieve in T10T?

 

What effect would the field dominance settings have on the end quality?

 

Thanks.

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Thanks for the response tsantee,

 

. . . . so the settings I'm using in the video section of the setup looks good?

 

Encoding: Video:-

 

Video Format: MPEG-2

Av Bit Rate: 4.0Mbps

Max Bit Rate: 8.0Mbps

Motion Est: Best

Reencoding: Never

Field Dom: Auto

Aspect Ration: 4:3

 

Just wasn't sure if the Bit Rate (Mbps) settings are the best I can achieve in T10T?

 

What effect would the field dominance settings have on the end quality?

 

Thanks.

 

Since Toast is multiplexing rather than re-encoding your video the other settings are irrelevant. Those only apply if Toast is doing the MPEG 2 encoding.

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