Oh my, what an adventure this has all been.
So Iím trying to burn some Blu-ray backups using Toast 17, and (probably due to the amount of content Iím able to fit on one disc) it is taking FOREVER to encode the files. Like, a full day.
Is there a faster method or software?
My hardware is plenty fast, so Iím totally sure itís just this particularly issue thatís going slowly. Iím using a Mac but Iím open to Windows software if itís better, since I can just use Parallels to run Windows on my machine.
If more details are needed Iíll try to provide them. Any help is appreciated, Iíve been trying to get this all moving for a while and itís just been one hurdle after another, so Iím fairly discouraged.
Thanks in advance.
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NVENC or AMD Advanced Media Framework?) is faster than CPU encoding but quality may be a little worse and/or the resulting file size may be a little larger.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Sorry, I am not super tech savvy? What does that mean and how do I do it?
Would you be confident about estimating roughly how much of a quality difference there would be? I want to preserve the HD quality but if itís only a mild difference it may be worth it. Iím worried running my machine for essentially one day per encode will really harm its longevity.
I don't have my PowerDirector Blu-ray authoring software installed anymore but it probably doesn't have GPU encoding as an option because it is about 9 years out of date. As I recall, re-encoding about 4 hours of edited HDTV broadcasts took a several hours and that is one of the reasons that I decided not to author my recorded TV shows and just copy the edited files to Blu-ray media.
My editing software, VideoReDo TV Suite 6, does allow GPU encoding as an option. The VideoReDo TV Suite 6 product page claims that GPU encoding with QuickSync can be up to 5 times faster than using the CPU and even faster for supported NVIDIA cards. The option to use GPU encoding is presented during installation, and I think there is a way to choose GPU encoding for individual files. If I wanted to convert anything to HEVC, I probably would try QuickSync but I don't convert anything because not doing that saves time.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 20th Aug 2020 at 10:39.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
I put 18+ hours on a DL BD (6-8 hrs of HD, rest in SD), and it took DAYS to encode. But it looked good, and that's all that counts to me.
Wow! You clearly know your stuff better than I do! Can you expand on the not encoding part? I donít think Toast offers a choice. Does it have to do with file type? Like, if I can use a program to convert the files to VOB or something would that bypass Toast seeing the need to re-encode them? Iíd LOVE to not have to jump through extra encoding hoops if I donít have to.
Iím also open to using software other than Toast, but I like them because I can add a custom menu background image, and Toast verifies the burn for errors.
Sadly, I only know a little bit more about GPU encoding than you do. I haven't done any GPU encoding yet. What I do know I learned from reading threads in this forum plus what my search engine turned up in response to queries. It's the same with Macs and software that runs on them. I don't have any personal experience with them so what I know is spotty and second-hand.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329