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using the edit mode in "Convert" I have selected a clip that is just under 2 minutes long and I convert it with the Device button set to "YouTube", Quality set to "High". It is exported to YouTube all right but there is only 10 seconds of it there. I've tried it several times with always the same result. Can anyone help please?

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What is the format of the source video? If it is in wmv format then the owners of that codec require purchase of the $50 version of Flip-4-Mac in order to extend decodings longer than a few seconds. If not, let me know the source format so I can look into this.

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What is the format of the source video? If it is in wmv format then the owners of that codec require purchase of the $50 version of Flip-4-Mac in order to extend decodings longer than a few seconds. If not, let me know the source format so I can look into this.

 

hmmm. THe source video is a dvd. That's all I know. It's my copy of a tv show that I directed. It was given to me so I could use it to promote myself, i.e. for my demo reel. Could it have safeguards in it stopping me from ripping content from it?

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hmmm. THe source video is a dvd. That's all I know. It's my copy of a tv show that I directed. It was given to me so I could use it to promote myself, i.e. for my demo reel. Could it have safeguards in it stopping me from ripping content from it?

Some DVD recorders create timecode breaks when they are recording that Toast chokes on. This could be what's happening with yours. There is a workaround but it requires the freeware MPEG Streamclip which in turn requires Apple's $20 QuickTime MPEG 2 Playback Component. The process is to open the DVD with MPEG Streamclip and choose Fix Timecode Breaks from the Edit menu. When that is done (which goes very quickly) choose Convert to MPEG from the File menu. Then select that mpeg file using the Video Files setting in Toast and click the Edit button to select the segment you want to convert and upload. Then click the red button.

 

This might not be the problem. It could be a glitch in Toast's MPEG editor instead. I've found the editor to work best with MPEG 2 video (such as on your source DVD) when only the start and end points are adjusted and not when intermediate marks are applied. I suppose you could choose AppleTV-Standard Quality as the format and convert the entire video. Then use that video in Toast for selecting a segment to upload to YouTube or use QuickTime Player to select at segment to "Share" to YouTube from within that application.

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Hi Tsantee.

I have done what you suggested in your first paragraph above, right up until I bought the MPEG2 component from Apple and tried to choose a destination to download the thing onto my computer and was told that my Lion installed Mac won't support it because it's a PowerPC application and they don't support those anymore. I HATE that aspect of Lion and I rue the day I bought it.. grrrrr.

Next I've tried to convert the entire video using toast but I have a question about "Choose AppleTV-Standard Quality" Do you mean choose Apple TV as a hardware choice? It's not listed as a format choice.

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Hi Tsantee.

I have done what you suggested in your first paragraph above, right up until I bought the MPEG2 component from Apple and tried to choose a destination to download the thing onto my computer and was told that my Lion installed Mac won't support it because it's a PowerPC application and they don't support those anymore. I HATE that aspect of Lion and I rue the day I bought it.. grrrrr.

Next I've tried to convert the entire video using toast but I have a question about "Choose AppleTV-Standard Quality" Do you mean choose Apple TV as a hardware choice? It's not listed as a format choice.

I'll answer the second part first. Yes, I meant the AppleTV Hardware setting and by choosing Standard Quality it Toast should describe the format and size as being the same as when you chose the YouTube setting. If not you can try other settings or even make a custom setting that matches the specs that Toast says it will create when doing the YouTube setting.

 

You can install MPEG 2 QuickTime Component in Lion by using the installer that's included with the MPEG Streamclip 1.9.3b7 download. There's a description of that on this page.

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VICTORY!!

Thanks so much Tsantee.

The solution was to use the MPEG stream clip and save the clip to my computer and upload it from the YouTube site rather than use the straight to YouTube option on Toast. I don't know about other people but Toast sure didn't do it for me with regards to ripping to YouTube. I wasted way too much time in vain trying to get that to work. I think the Roxio folks should check those settings.

Thanks again

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