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Popcorn 2 or toast titanium 7??

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Does anyone know the difference between popcorn 2 and toast titanium 7? I know titanium gives you more options like backups and such, but does it also do the same thing as popcorn when i comes to fitting a 9GB DVD rip from MacTheRipper to a 4.7GB DVD-R??

Also can anyone recommend a brand of DVD-Rs that work reliably with set top DVD players. I've been using memorex and most of my players have problems playing them. They stutter alot. Only one of my set top players will play the disks with out a problem.

Thanks for the help

-Brandon

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If you are going to be compressing movies to fit on a 4.7G DVD-R. Here's how I do it.

 

1. Use MacTheRipper

2. Use DVD Remaster (Great Compressing Software)http://www.metakine.com/products/ This is not free.

3. Use DVD Imager to create a image so that you can burn it with disk utility. Freeware.http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/vt3/19456

4. Use Disk Utility that came on your mac to burn image onto DVD-R.

 

My method may take longer, but I haven't had a problem.

 

By the way Memorex blank dvd's are horrible. I use Verbatim, Sony, TDK and Panasonic are good. These brands I have not had a problem and your mac's superdrive should be able to burn greater than 2x. Mine will only burn at 2x when I use Memorex but with the above brands I mentioned I can burn at 8x. I would advise to burn at 4x, this keeps errors at a minimual. Also the best DVD-R's you can use are Taiyo Yuden. They are made in Japan. Watch out for counterfits. Here's a link where you can buy them if your interested.http://www.supermediastore.com//taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-r-media.html

 

hope this helps

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I know titanium gives you more options like backups and such, but does it also do the same thing as popcorn when i comes to fitting a 9GB DVD rip from MacTheRipper to a 4.7GB DVD-R??

 

Yes, in Toast 7 when you burn a VIDEO_TS folder there's an option "Fit-to-DVD video compression". If you select the option Toast will check the VIDEO_TS source, if it's bigger than 4.7GB it will create a compressed version of the folder and then burn that to DVD.

 

I used to use DVD2oneX for compression, but Toast 7 is easier as it makes compress and burn just one job step.

 

 

Also can anyone recommend a brand of DVD-Rs that work reliably with set top DVD players

 

Imation, Verbatim, Apple's own brand have all worked out OK for me.

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If you are going to be compressing movies to fit on a 4.7G DVD-R. Here's how I do it.

 

1. Use MacTheRipper

2. Use DVD Remaster (Great Compressing Software)http://www.metakine.com/products/ This is not free.

3. Use DVD Imager to create a image so that you can burn it with disk utility. Freeware.http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/vt3/19456

4. Use Disk Utility that came on your mac to burn image onto DVD-R.

 

My method may take longer, but I haven't had a problem.

 

By the way Memorex blank dvd's are horrible. I use Verbatim, Sony, TDK and Panasonic are good. These brands I have not had a problem and your mac's superdrive should be able to burn greater than 2x. Mine will only burn at 2x when I use Memorex but with the above brands I mentioned I can burn at 8x. I would advise to burn at 4x, this keeps errors at a minimual. Also the best DVD-R's you can use are Taiyo Yuden. They are made in Japan. Watch out for counterfits. Here's a link where you can buy them if your interested.http://www.supermediastore.com//taiyo-yuden-silver-thermal-8x-dvd-r-media.html

 

hope this helps

 

Thank you so much for your help and suggestions. I really apprecaite it!

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I know titanium gives you more options like backups and such, but does it also do the same thing as popcorn when i comes to fitting a 9GB DVD rip from MacTheRipper to a 4.7GB DVD-R??

 

Yes, in Toast 7 when you burn a VIDEO_TS folder there's an option "Fit-to-DVD video compression". If you select the option Toast will check the VIDEO_TS source, if it's bigger than 4.7GB it will create a compressed version of the folder and then burn that to DVD.

 

I used to use DVD2oneX for compression, but Toast 7 is easier as it makes compress and burn just one job step.

 

 

Also can anyone recommend a brand of DVD-Rs that work reliably with set top DVD players
Imation, Verbatim, Apple's own brand have all worked out OK for me.

 

Thanks for your help. I think I will go ahead and get toast then since i can get it from my campus computer store for $30 with my student discount. Thanks again!

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