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Exactly how DO you burn a DVD?
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BeyondtheMacintosh
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Jan 27, 2006, 08:16 PM
 
Exactly how do you burn a disc??? AND IM NOT TALKING ABOUT IDVD!! I TALKING ABOUT A FAST ENCODING HARDWARE!!! Like Burnz, Disc-o, Toast, etc. How DO you do it? Everytime I select, Burn a VIDEO_TS DVD, I drag the video files to the menu list (the files are avi) and I burn it, whats strange is that it takes only like 1-2 minutes to burn it, BUT nothing burns, I put it in my DVD Player and nothing plays, not even on my computer. HOW DO YOU DO IT???!! I really need help, I just want for once to burn a DVD with an encoding hardware instead of having to use the asslong iDVD.
     
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Jan 27, 2006, 09:33 PM
 
You can't drop arbitrary AVI files into a VIDEO_TS folder and expect anything meaningful to happen. Those programs are probably being smart enough to know that the files in VIDEO_TS need to be MPEG2 (and possibly with some special headers).

If you want to place the AVI files on a DVD data disk for playback in a computer, make a DVD data disk instead of a DVD Video disk.
If you want to play the video files in a set top DVD player, you need to reencode them as MPEG2. There are several alternatives to iDVD to do this with.
     
Tsilou B.
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Jan 28, 2006, 08:43 AM
 
If you have Toast 7, you should be able to click on the "Video" tab, click "DVD Video" (do NOT click "DVD Video from Video_TS", because you do not have a Video_TS folder but avi files). Then drag the AVI files into the list, choose a menu style, encoding quality etc. and click burn. That's it.
     
BeyondtheMacintosh  (op)
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Jan 28, 2006, 05:26 PM
 
How do I get Toast 7? Is there anyway to download it?
     
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Jan 28, 2006, 06:10 PM
 
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Jan 28, 2006, 06:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by BeyondtheMacintosh
How do I get Toast 7? Is there anyway to download it?
Yes you can download it from HERE
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