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Converting A File From Tivo


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I transferred a TV show from Tivo to my iMac. That worked fine. I then loaded it into Toast 11, and edited it so that I could convert the portion I wanted to an mp4 file. I set the arrows to where I wanted it to start and end. However, when it converted it, it cut a few seconds off the beginning. How do I get it to convert the portion that I want, and not cut if off like that?

 

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Carole

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I'm having trouble with the editor for TiVo transfers, too. I don't know why it would cut a few seconds from the start if there wasn't an edit made there. I'm pretty sure it makes the edit on so-called key frames which can explain why the edits aren't precise but it should work from the start. The problem that I'm having (and others have reported) is that Toast will stop converting at an edit point prior to the end of the recording so a significant amount of the video won't get converted as intended. As a result I've only marked one edit at the beginning and another edit at the end of the video, leaving the middle unedited. This doesn't address your issue, however.

 

I've discovered a few workarounds to this problem. What OS are you running? Is the a high-def or standard-def video? What format are you converting to?

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I'm having trouble with the editor for TiVo transfers, too. I don't know why it would cut a few seconds from the start if there wasn't an edit made there. I'm pretty sure it makes the edit on so-called key frames which can explain why the edits aren't precise but it should work from the start. The problem that I'm having (and others have reported) is that Toast will stop converting at an edit point prior to the end of the recording so a significant amount of the video won't get converted as intended. As a result I've only marked one edit at the beginning and another edit at the end of the video, leaving the middle unedited. This doesn't address your issue, however.

 

I've discovered a few workarounds to this problem. What OS are you running? Is the a high-def or standard-def video? What format are you converting to?

 

 

I am running 10.6.8 - just standard definition video. A friend of mine was on a local TV show and I just want to edit out his performance so we can put it on YouTube, so I'm trying to convert it to mp4.

 

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Carole

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I am running 10.6.8 - just standard definition video. A friend of mine was on a local TV show and I just want to edit out his performance so we can put it on YouTube, so I'm trying to convert it to mp4.

 

Thanks :)

Carole

The easiest workaround in your case is to not edit it at all before the conversion. Convert the whole thing to .mp4 and then use QuickTime Player to edit the segment you want to upload to YouTube.

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