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Hello,

New guy - first question. And thanks for any help from the experts.

 

I have Mac OSX 10.5.8 and EyeTVHD. I also have Toast 9.0.2

I have been recording some HD programs from the TV.

 

EyeTV allows me to convert the eyetv video files into many other formats.

 

I want to be able to burn dvdr disks in HD ( 1080p).

When I burn dvds using my Toast 9 - the resolution really drops.

 

Is there a way to burn HD videos onto dvdr disks with Toast 9 that will

play on BOTH Mac and PC computers ? IF SO HOW please?

Or do I need to get the latest BluRay Toast 10 ?

 

Finally, I can convert my EyeTV video files to h264 or Quicktime or 1080p mpeg4 etc.

Is there a particular video file that Toast likes better than others to maintain HD resolution?

 

Finally is anyone familiar with the Sony BDPS1000ES Blu-ray player?

Will it play Roxio Blu-ray-burned dvd-r disks ?

Does the PS3 play Roxio burned Blu-Ray-burned dvd-r disks ?

 

Sorry lot of questions. Appreciate any help I can get.

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If you want to play them on a computer you don't need Toast to do anything. Have EyeTV convert it to h.264 or simply export as a MPEG 2 Program stream. The latter changes nothing in the video file but it also requires using VLC Media Player to play it. The former is better format for playing on computers. You can burn these to disc using the Data window in Toast. I was able to fit an entire football game (no commercials or half time) in h.264 high definition to a dual-layer DVD disc. Since this is a data disc it does not work with Blu-ray players.

 

If you want to keep the video as high definition but burn it to a disc for playing on a Blu-ray player, then you need Toast's Blu-ray plugin. You can burn the HD video to a standard DVD but I think the maximum that can fit the disc is well under one hour in length.

 

If you want the video to play on any DVD player then it has to be re-encoded to standard definition. Toast does a nice job of this. It will look good on a TV. If you play it on a computer you might want to view in actual size rather than full screen for it to look its best.

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If you want to play them on a computer you don't need Toast to do anything. Have EyeTV convert it to h.264 or simply export as a MPEG 2 Program stream. The latter changes nothing in the video file but it also requires using VLC Media Player to play it. The former is better format for playing on computers. You can burn these to disc using the Data window in Toast. I was able to fit an entire football game (no commercials or half time) in h.264 high definition to a dual-layer DVD disc. Since this is a data disc it does not work with Blu-ray players.

 

If you want to keep the video as high definition but burn it to a disc for playing on a Blu-ray player, then you need Toast's Blu-ray plugin. You can burn the HD video to a standard DVD but I think the maximum that can fit the disc is well under one hour in length.

 

If you want the video to play on any DVD player then it has to be re-encoded to standard definition. Toast does a nice job of this. It will look good on a TV. If you play it on a computer you might want to view in actual size rather than full screen for it to look its best.

 

 

Thank you very much. That was a lot of help. Thank you for explaining everything so patiently and simply so that even I can understand it.

 

Should I just get the Blu-Ray plug-in for my Toast 9 or what is the main advantage of getting Toast 10 ?

 

If you care to get into another discussion, I have this question. There are commercial Blu-Ray movies that come with 2 disks -

a Blu-Ray disk and what they call a Digital Copy. My question is - is the Digital Copy a High Definition video ?

How does the Digital Copy differ from the Blu-ray disk? Is Digital Copy just a regular DVD movie ?

Is it included in the package just so that it can be viewed on a computer that does not have Blu-Ray options ?

Of course neither works on a Mac naturally.

Again, thank you for the service you provide for this forum.

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Thank you very much. That was a lot of help. Thank you for explaining everything so patiently and simply so that even I can understand it.

 

Should I just get the Blu-Ray plug-in for my Toast 9 or what is the main advantage of getting Toast 10 ?

 

If you care to get into another discussion, I have this question. There are commercial Blu-Ray movies that come with 2 disks -

a Blu-Ray disk and what they call a Digital Copy. My question is - is the Digital Copy a High Definition video ?

How does the Digital Copy differ from the Blu-ray disk? Is Digital Copy just a regular DVD movie ?

Is it included in the package just so that it can be viewed on a computer that does not have Blu-Ray options ?

Of course neither works on a Mac naturally.

Again, thank you for the service you provide for this forum.

With OS 10.5 I think you'll be fine with the Toast 9 Blu-ray plugin. With Snow Leopard you'll need Toast 10. By the way, you also should download the Toast 9 update. You can keep your 9.0.2 version along with the update if you want to be extra cautious.

 

I don't know the specs on the digital copy. I'd expect it to be HD and playable with QuickTime Player.

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