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File Size Issue On Converted Movie (Wii)



Dear Roxio forums.


I'm a happy owner of Toast 11, and I have a movie file on my mac that I want to convert to a wii compatible format. But I'm having a issue when trying to convert the file.


It is possible for me to convert the file in Toast without any problems, but when i examine the file size of the converted file, the file size is multiplied by a factor around x10 - x15.


For example my original file has a file size of 117,4MB and the converted file has a file size of 1,77GB (wii best) or 1,09 GB (wii standard)!?!

What is going wrong?


I hope that you can answer my question since I really like Toast, and I don't want to find a new program to convert video files in.





P.S. The file that I want to convert has the following specifications (according to Finder):

Type: MPEG-4-movie

Size: 177,4MB

Resolution: 1280 x 720

Codecs: H.264, AAC

Length: 15:44

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Your 15-minute 1280x720 movie is certainly very much larger than 177.4 MB. So that's part of the problem in this comparison. The Wii export should have a smaller file size than that source video. I don't know if Toast is showing all wrong size calculations.

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Hi tsantee.


About the source video, are you sure that the file is larger than 117.4MB? I don't know if Finder is lying to me about the file size, but could the video codec not compress the source video, so that the file size actually is 117.4MB?


The size calculation for the converted video file is according to Toast 295.7MB (which seems appropriate), but when I'm finished converting the source video it just raises to 1.09GB all of a sudden!


I don't know if it is normal that the file size raises when converting videos (I don't have much experience with the technical aspect of videos), but my intuition tells me that it seems wrong that the file size raises to this degree since i'm decreasing the resolution and quality of the source video.

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I have a 124 MB 1280x720 h.264 mpeg-4 video that is 1 minute 22 seconds in length. My 13-minute, 36-second movie with those specs totals 1.135 GB in size. So it's impossible for yours to be that small file size. When I had Toast convert the shorter movie to the Wii Standard it became 84 MB. At the High quality setting the converted file is 135.2 MB, slightly larger than the original.

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