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How long does it take you to burn an average avi movie (700mb) using iDVD, and what spec is your Mac?

Appreciative of answers. Thanks!

asked Dec 25 '10 at 15:40

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edited Dec 28 '12 at 13:29

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Fogarty ♦♦

I don't use iDVD...

(Dec 25 '10 at 15:43) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

AnMay I ask why?

(Dec 25 '10 at 15:47) iPol iPol's gravatar image

I use TOAST!

(Dec 25 '10 at 16:03) Matthew B Matthew%20B's gravatar image

It may take a while since it has to convert avi to MPEG 2 (DVD standard).

answered Dec 25 '10 at 16:05

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And it depends on the length of the video, not the size

(Dec 25 '10 at 16:05) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

The burning itself takes about five minutes, but the rendering/encoding takes about one to two hours.

answered Dec 25 '10 at 16:06

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Yeah Im talking about the whole process. I can encode a avi in about 40 minutes using a dual core system using convert x to dvd. I was hoping that an i3 would be quicker with iDVD

answered Dec 25 '10 at 16:19

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Rendering a video takes time unfortunately, but the rendering that I do is on a MacBook Pro with a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. the file size that I usually burn normally reaches about two (give or take) GB.

(Dec 25 '10 at 17:21) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

The amount time of burning process depends on your output files settings and computer hardware specs. Generally, it may cost 1.5 hours around. BTW, i am using DVD Creator for Mac (http://www.ilikemall.com/convert/burn-mov-to-dvd.html), a nice to burn files onto dvd on Mac. It support multithread and makes it very easy to make dvds that play on normal dvd players.

answered Dec 28 '12 at 03:42

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