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Compressed Files Are Useless


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After compressing any movie video files to folder. It does show each file as 1.4 GB, more or less. But when I drag two files that are compressed to about those amounts. The bottom line which appears below the Red button shows a total of the original GBs before compressing and is to large to burn. This also happens with the Blu ray format as well. Is there any solution to avoid this?

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I'm sorry but I'm confused by what you're describing. If you want to burn something without it changing at all, then use the Data window and it will burn the same as it exists on your hard drive. If you want to create a disc that is playable on a video DVD player or Blu-ray video player then it needs to be in the format required by those devices. What is it you are wanting the end result to be? What are the specs of the source video?

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I'm sorry but I'm confused by what you're describing. If you want to burn something without it changing at all, then use the Data window and it will burn the same as it exists on your hard drive. If you want to create a disc that is playable on a video DVD player or Blu-ray video player then it needs to be in the format required by those devices. What is it you are wanting the end result to be? What are the specs of the source video?

 

Hmm, maybe it's me I thought it was clear. let's say I take a video file that is under 3GB and another file with about the same and compress both and using, let's say, Iskysoft Video converter and choose the Video compressed choice. it usually takes it down to half the of the original GBs. But when I choose DVD video and drag these compressed titles. it sort goes back to the original BBs it was.

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Hmm, maybe it's me I thought it was clear. let's say I take a video file that is under 3GB and another file with about the same and compress both and using, let's say, Iskysoft Video converter and choose the Video compressed choice. it usually takes it down to half the of the original GBs. But when I choose DVD video and drag these compressed titles. it sort goes back to the original BBs it was.

When video is added to the Toast window with DVD video selected as the format, Toast estimates how much space the video will take after being encoded to MPEG 2. Its calculation is based on the length of the video, not on its existing file size. Since it is a calculation is an estimate and the MPEG 2 encoding is a variable bit rate, the actual size isn't known until the project is done. That is one reason why I choose to Save as Disc Image first and then burn that to disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window. If the disc image turns out to be larger than will fit a single-layer disc, Toast's fit-to-DVD feature takes care of additional compression to make it fit when I burn it to disc. So the answer to your question about size is that the MPEG 2 video Toast encodes for video DVD is not as compressed as the format you're starting with.

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When video is added to the Toast window with DVD video selected as the format, Toast estimates how much space the video will take after being encoded to MPEG 2. Its calculation is based on the length of the video, not on its existing file size. Since it is a calculation is an estimate and the MPEG 2 encoding is a variable bit rate, the actual size isn't known until the project is done. That is one reason why I choose to Save as Disc Image first and then burn that to disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window. If the disc image turns out to be larger than will fit a single-layer disc, Toast's fit-to-DVD feature takes care of additional compression to make it fit when I burn it to disc. So the answer to your question about size is that the MPEG 2 video Toast encodes for video DVD is not as compressed as the format you're starting with.

 

Sorry, I tried that. But it still is alerted as not enough space

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