Making Video Discs : Making a DVD From VIDEO_TS Folders
Making a DVD From VIDEO_TS Folders
You can create a DVD from one or more existing DVD-Video VIDEO_TS folders for playback on a set-top DVD player or in a Macintosh or Windows computer with a DVD drive and DVD playback software.
Some VIDEO_TS folders may be too large to fit on a standard recordable 4.7 GB DVD. Toast can compress this video to fit on a standard DVD, or if your recorder supports dual-layer recordable DVDs, you can create a dual-layer DVD-Video from this folder.
Toast offers two format options: Choose Video_TS Folders to burn each Video_TS folder on a different disc. Choose Video_TS Compilation to burn more than one Video_TS folder on a single disc. This topic describes the Video_TS Folders format. To learn about creating video compilations, see Making a VIDEO_TS Compilation.
* To make a DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder
1 In Toast, choose Burn tab, and in the Burn Videos area, choose VIDEO_TS Folders.
2 In the Output Settings area, type a title, choose a destination, and specify the number of copies.
3 (Optional) Enable the Use Fit-to-DVD video compression check box: Fit-to-DVD automatically compresses the video to fit on a standard 4.7 GB recordable DVD. Compressing may result in a slight reduction in video quality, but will leave the audio quality unchanged.
Note: If you are recording to a dual-layer DVD, no compression will occur.
4 Drag-and-drop VIDEO_TS folders into the Content Area from your hard disk.
A summary of the information that will be copied appears in the content area.
5 Insert a blank, recordable DVD.
6 Click the red Burn button at the bottom right of the Toast window.
Toast automatically adds an empty AUDIO_TS folder to the disc at burn time for improved compatibility with set-top DVD players.
Toast displays a progress bar and status information as it records your disc. If you are burning multiple VIDEO_TS folders, you will be prompted to insert a blank, recordable DVD for each one.
You can preview a DVD prior to burning an actual disc by saving it as a disc image and then using the Toast Image mounter. See Previewing a video disc for more information.