Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 12 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • 0

Toast Titanium 11 Too Slow


R2100AJ
 Share

Question

hi there :) i'm new to this forum but i've been using toast titanium for a long time and now i'm running toast titanium 11.0.6 but i realized that encoding a 90 min. movie while burning it to a dvd takes forever , i'm working on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 macbook pro running on OS X Lion 10.7.4 and 4 gb ram ,please i need help on fixing this problem because it is taking 15 minutes to encode 1 % :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

hi there :) i'm new to this forum but i've been using toast titanium for a long time and now i'm running toast titanium 11.0.6 but i realized that encoding a 90 min. movie while burning it to a dvd takes forever , i'm working on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 macbook pro running on OS X Lion 10.7.4 and 4 gb ram ,please i need help on fixing this problem because it is taking 15 minutes to encode 1 % :(

 

I had the same problem until I added an extra 4 gb of RAM to my MacBook Pro with the same specs that you report. That cut the encoding time by roughly three-fourths.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

hi there :) i'm new to this forum but i've been using toast titanium for a long time and now i'm running toast titanium 11.0.6 but i realized that encoding a 90 min. movie while burning it to a dvd takes forever , i'm working on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 macbook pro running on OS X Lion 10.7.4 and 4 gb ram ,please i need help on fixing this problem because it is taking 15 minutes to encode 1 % :(

While more RAM is certain to help, the problem likely is that your source video is high-def and and the DVD is standard definition. Toast's MPEG 2 encoder does take an awful long time with that. You may shorten the time if you first convert the video to standard definition and then use that for Toast's encoding to a video DVD. Add the video to the Toast Convert window and choose the DV preset.

 

If your source videos are not HD then this shouldn't be necessary and the conversion time you're describing is excessive.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thank you a lot but just one simple question i know is a little stupid but how do i convert the video to standard definition

Add it to the Toast Convert window with Video Files selected as the format. Click the convert button and choose DV as the format.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

are there any answers please

There are various ways to have a HD video play on your TV and not have it take a lot of time to prepare on your Mac. What is the source for and format of your videos? Where do you want to play them?

 

I have an AppleTV so I can stream some video formats from my Mac's hard drive to my TV. My Sony Blu-ray player and my Sony HDTV can stream other formats from my Mac to my TV. I also have a WDTV Live that I don't use any more that plays some video formats that neither of the others can play. Then there are the disc formats. You know about standard-def video DVDs and the time it takes to convert HD video to standard-definition. There is the Blu-ray format which can be burned to regular single- or dual-layer DVD discs but there are space constraints that don't allow long videos to fit. There is time required for encoding to make a Blu-ray video even though the source is already in HD resolution. My Sony Blu-ray player also can play videos burned to data discs (either standard DVD media or Blu-ray media). No encoding is required for data discs so that is a time saver but the menu is limited to a data disc directory.

 

There are various brands of devices that connect to a TV that play video from a hard drive. The advantage of discs is they are easier to copy for sharing with other people. Otherwise it may be easier for you to choose a playback system that doesn't involve making discs.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...