Best program for osx to burn dvd's

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  1. Pineapple Devil

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    what do you recommend?
     
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    data DVDs, music DVDs, movies? I just drag/drop in finder, or use toast titanium :dunno:
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

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    video dvd's, as in copying dvd's
     
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    mac the ripper and toast
     
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    thats what i'm currently using. ive got one going right now

    just to make sure i did it right, you rip the dvd to a folder and it contains the vob, then you do this in toast...

    1 In the Data tab, click the Disc Settings button (or the disc title).
    The Disc Settings drawer opens.
    2 Click Advanced, then select the UDF option.
    3 Click the New Disc button.
    4 Drag a VIDEO_TS folder to the Data content area.
    5 Click the red Record button.
    6 When prompted, insert a disc into the currently selected recorder.
    Toast displays a progress bar as it records your video disc.

    and that will make a dvd that can play in dvd players, right?
     
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    correct. Toast can also encode and make DVD discs out of AVI files
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

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    surely there has to be a faster way to do this or i'm doing it wrong. its been burning for a couple hours now. toast says its "verifying disc" now

    the drive will burn a dvd-r at 18x but i'm using a philips disc that says 1-8x
     
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    :eek3: How?
     
  10. Pineapple Devil

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    ok i just made a coaster. it doesnt play with dvd player when i put it in my powerbook, it just shows as a data disc. i put it in my dvd player and it only shows the main menu. the disc size was 4.4gb after being made. what went wrong?

    also, if i want to back up my mp's to a dvd and add to it later, how do i leave the session open in toast so i can keep adding stuff to it until the disc is full?
     
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    10-4, i'll try it again. any way to speed it up? i started it about 11:30 today and it finished about 4.
     
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    hmmm... last time I tried to use mac the ripper to back up ( :hsugh: ) a movie of mine, it kept throwing an error right at the end. It did this with every dvd i tried to back up. is this some copyright nonsense stopping me?
     
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    i turned off verification now, but write speed i leave on "best". the disc says 1-8x, should i try something above 8x?
     
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    RCE region? Is that some setting that has to be changed in MTR? if so, i don't know... i'll check it out next time.

    dvd not scratched... i bet it has to do with the region. thanks
     
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    how do you leave a session open in toast to keep adding to it later?
     
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    just drag and drop :bigthumb:
     
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    i need toast :-(
     
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    toast ftmfw
     
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    from what i know, you just don't finalize the disk. this means it can't be played in some devices but you can add more to it when the time comes. i think this is right
     
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    What are some other options for putting .avi files onto a DVD to view on a dvd player other than toast? anything thats free?
     
  21. Pineapple Devil

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    well damn, i was thinking it might be the disc not allowing it to burn above 4x but i think its either my burner or toast. i tried to burn a burn folder in finder and it showed that it would burn at 8x. it acted like it was going to start and then it threw an error :(
     
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    thanks - trying it right now

    EDIT: i trust you that it works, i don't want to waste time and a dvd. How long does it usually take you to encode and burn a full length movie?
     
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    roughly about 3 hours for a 2 hour movie at "best" settings

    MB C2D with 1 gig of ram :o
     
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    is that when it has to convert from .avi or is that just to burn a .VOB or .bin/.cue?
     
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    le 'damn! i downloaded toast 7 and used the dvd video w/ video_ts folder and it burned the movie @ 8x in 7 minutes. it works! it finally works!
     

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