Why are my dvd's coming out unclear?

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  1. trlnlty

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    Im using toast, but when put in a dvd player, its all blocky.
     
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    what's the source of the dvd video?
    divx? avi? camera....

    a little more detail please...
     
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    It's an avi file, the movie 300, very clear on tv when hooked up via dvi output, but when burned, the quality is just crap.

    edges looks pixalated etc
     
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    in short, you're going from a really lossy encode, then re-encoding it again...probably using the wrong settings.
     
  6. agent0068

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    you're probably compressing it to fit it on the DVD. is it a single or dual layer DVD?
     
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    im not sure, its Memorex, DVD+R 4.7GB 120min
     
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    that's a single layer DVD. if you have a newer computer, you may have a dual layer burner, just so you know, so you could use dual-layer DVDs for burning.

    for reference, if you rip a DVD, it's usually like ~7 GB. So if you then turned around and go to burn that on a single-layer disc which has 4.7 GB of space, you have to compress the movie down a good bit. without knowing the size of your files, i can't say if that's what is going on, but it seems very likely.
     
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    why would he want to make a dual layer dvdr of a divx movie?
    that's just a waste of a disc...
     
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    i missed that part
     

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