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EyeTV 310 to DVD questions
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Nov 5, 2006, 01:50 PM
 
What's the best way to get EyeTV 310 recordings into a burnable format, without reducing the quality? I've been looking on the web and found ffmpegX but can't get it to run, because i can't find the mpeg2enc component anywhere. Suggestions?
     
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Nov 5, 2006, 04:22 PM
 
I thought EyeTV's software integrates with Toast. Do you have Toast?
     
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Nov 5, 2006, 04:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Uncle Skeleton View Post
I thought EyeTV's software integrates with Toast. Do you have Toast?
Yeah, i know that EyeTV integrates Toast, but i'm just unclear as to what the best method is as far as quality is concerned. Does the quality suffer when i use Toast and is it maybe better to export in native MPEG form without re-encoding and use another program? I found a posting on the web suggesting ffmpegX, but the download link to one of its components doesn't work.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 01:29 AM
 
No, the quality does not suffer. First of all, Toast has about the best MPEG encoder for Mac OS. Second, EyeTV's native format is MPEG-2, same as DVD, so no export or encoding has to be done, unless you're recording HDTV, in which case it has to be scaled down, by Toast, which is excellent at that.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 07:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Uncle Skeleton View Post
No, the quality does not suffer. First of all, Toast has about the best MPEG encoder for Mac OS. Second, EyeTV's native format is MPEG-2, same as DVD, so no export or encoding has to be done, unless you're recording HDTV, in which case it has to be scaled down, by Toast, which is excellent at that.
Thanks, that' what i wanted to know. In the meantime i also got ffmpegX to work.
     
   
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