I'm on a Mac Pro 12GB Ram latest Mavericks and Toast 11.0.4
When I take a mpeg4 movie into Toast it takes over 27hr.s to encode it. Not Blue Ray just a DVD Video. I tried Turbo.264 HD and is much faster but the moved is still not very sharp. How can I keep as close as possible as the MPEG4 look that I see on My Mac.
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You've got me confused. Are you converting to DVD format or to MPEG4, H.264 format?
And welcome to our forums.
I have some movies that are mp4 and want to make DVD's that I can watch on my TV but when I take the mp4 into toast and say make DVD it's starts encoding and thats the issue, the length of time. I found this app Turbo.264 HD and tried it and it is much faster but quality is still low, at least on my Mac
Any time you re-encode, you will have quality loss. If you are re-encoding a HD or even high quality MPEG4 to MPEG2/ DVD format, you can't do much more than max out the bitrate for the media size. You have two choices with a DVD disc, either 4.37GB single layer or 7.95GB dual layer.
27 hours seems an extremely long time for an encode, even with a very old PC. It takes me about an hour to convert a HD 8GB MKV to DVD with ConvertXtoDVD on my PC. There seems to be a problem with your settings or your computer.
Since you are on a Mac and may have Mac specific questions, probably better to move this thread to our Mac Forum.
EDIT: Turbo.264 HD seems to convert to H.264, not the required MPEG2 needed for a DVD.