The Mac-based Toast DVD burning program can create a DVD to play on a computer or stand alone DVD player. To burn a Video_TS DVD file that is about twice as large as that of a standard blank DVD disc (4.7GB), use the compression setting on Toast. The procedure is identical, except for the compression feature, to burning any other DVD. No special expertise in using Toast is needed to be able to compress the Video_TS file.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Launch Toast by double-clicking its icon inside of the "Applications" folder that is inside the Mac's main hard drive.
Click the tab next to the "Burn" button at the program's lower right corner. Select "DVD" from the drop-down menu.
Click the "Video" tab at the upper left of the program's screen. Click "DVD-Video" beneath the "Video tab." Drag the Video_TS file into the centre column of the program's main screen.
Select "No Menus" from the "Menu Style" drop-down menu beneath the "Options" tab near the bottom left side of the program's screen. Check the "Auto-play disc on insert" checkbox beneath the drop-down menu.
Check the "Fit to DVD" checkbox that has appeared at the lower right of the program's screen.
Click the "Burn" button in the program's lower right corner. Wait for the disc tray to eject if using a desktop Mac and place a blank 4.7GB recordable DVD disc on the tray. Otherwise, insert the blank 4.7GB recordable DVD disc into the side slot of the Mac.
Click the "Close tray" button on the pop-up window that has appeared.
Wait as the program screen turns into a compression progress bar and fills in from left to right to compress the file. This could take up to four hours.
Wait as the compression progress bar becomes a Burn progress bar and fills in from left to right. Click the "OK" button on the confirmation window when it appears.
Remove the DVD from the ejected tray if using a desktop Mac or from the side slot. Quit Toast.
Tips and warnings
- Blow the blank DVD's shiny side with compressed air before putting it into the Mac.
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