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No Menu Dvd & Maximise Quality?


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Hello,

 

Anyone know if the following is possible in Toast 11 please -

 

1. Make a playable DVD with no menus or chapters that just plays in a DVD player?

 

2. Maximise the quality available ie. a DVD makes approx 4.7Gb available and I want to maximise the quality of a 34 minute video in the available 4.7Gb

 

I'm asking because I've tried iDVD and it makes the 34 minute B&W video flicker quite nastily, and the original file created as a .mov file by Final Cut Pro 6 and then processed by Motion is 35.14Gb and plays perfectly smoothly in Quicktime Player.

 

I'm hoping Toast can do better than iDVD, but I don't have it yet.

 

Quicktime file info -

35.39 GB

1024 x 768

30 fps

data rate 137.77 Mbits/s

 

thanks

 

Mick

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Neither Toast nor iDVD will make a video DVD that exceeds the maximum allowable bit rate. That would have to occur to fill a 4.7 GB disc with a 34-minute video. In order to fill a disc there needs to be at least an hour of video and even in that case you'd have to select uncompressed PCM audio (which is the only audio option with iDVD). So figure on taking up a little more than half the disc with that video. Since Toast by default uses Dolby Digital AC-3 audio it will take up even less space unless you tell Toast to use PCM audio instead.

 

Toast has an option to exclude the menu. The DVD automatically starts playing when inserted in a player.

 

The flickering can be reduced if you convert the video prior to adding to Toast or iDVD. I'm attaching an image of the QuickTime export settings I have found to reduce the flickering.

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Thanks very much for your detailed reply that's useful to know. I've realised a couple of things since I posted, firstly that at 30fps it's suitable for NTSC but not for PAL and when I looked I had iDVD set to PAL. I've tried again set to NTSC and the nasty flickering has vanished!

Also I didn't say but there's no soundtrack, it's mute, so I was looking to maximise the picture quality. Thanks for explaining about the maximum bit rates, and also for the QuickTime export settings.

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Thanks very much for your detailed reply that's useful to know. I've realised a couple of things since I posted, firstly that at 30fps it's suitable for NTSC but not for PAL and when I looked I had iDVD set to PAL. I've tried again set to NTSC and the nasty flickering has vanished!

Also I didn't say but there's no soundtrack, it's mute, so I was looking to maximise the picture quality. Thanks for explaining about the maximum bit rates, and also for the QuickTime export settings.

You're welcome. Glad you found a solution. You wouldn't get better with Toast than you got with iDVD in this case.

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