Toast is #$%^&'ed.

Posted by: NucleusG4

Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 08:58 AM

OK.. maybe not completely. I have had a problem burning disks and the lead out taking foreeeeeeeeeever.
So I did some Googling and while reviewing comments in the Roxio forums...I find out Roxio was sold to...


wait for it....




waaaaait...




Corel.
Are you effin kidding me? Groaaaan.

http://www.roxio.com/enu/company/press/r...orporation.html


http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=roxio+corel&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 09:12 AM

Toast has been passed around like a bong at Woodstock. It used to be the absolute best app to burn CDs and DVDs, but the last few years it has been buggy as all get-go.

As to your problem, I don't know what the solution is - but I will tell you that setting the SPEED of the burn to the ACTUAL speed of your SuperDrive tends to fix a lot of the problems I was having with it. By default, I believe Toast sets the speed to "best." Leaving it set to the default resulted in an unreadable disc, a failed lead-out, or a failed verification nearly 100% of the time. Changing it 8X fixed it nearly 100% of the time for me.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 09:22 AM

I'll try that. This is a 27" Imac from last years line up.


HL-DT-ST DVDRW GA32N:

Firmware Revision: KC12
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache: 1024 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media:
Type: DVD-R
ID: TYG02
Blank: Yes
Erasable: No
Overwritable: Yes
Appendable: Yes
Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x


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So I'll be trying 8x.
The issue has been.. I can burn a full DVD... or a 40 MB file of Jpegs (10 or so files) and the 40 mb file writes in 30 seconds... then the lead out takes 3 minutes.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 09:34 AM

Why use Toast to burn data files? Just use Apple's built in burn software, much more reliable, and free. It burns a Mac, PC, or UDF compatible disc by default.

I haven't used Toast in ages, I'm still back on version 7 or 8 or something.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 09:37 AM

Well... even though I haven't had time...I got the Titanium edition so I could author some BD content.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Well... even though I haven't had time...I got the Titanium edition so I could author some BD content.
That makes sense, but still, try Apple's burner for data, much easier.

Edit - BTW from what I've been reading v.11.0.6 is crap, Roxio even suggested people go back to 11.0.4.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 11:01 AM

I saw that... my problem existed in both versions though. shocked
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 01:07 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
I saw that... my problem existed in both versions though. shocked
I've read about that happening too at the Toast forums. I was curious about 11 and was thinking about upgrading to see what they had to offer but decided against it after reading about the problems and their inability to fix them.

Maybe with the transition to Corel there are some internal problems, but as it stands I really don't need Toast at the moment so I'll wait and see if new life is pumped into it. I used to do a lot with backing up DVDs and making custom DVDs and such, but anymore I watch stuff online and just don't have the need for it anymore. I also now have the DVR for the TV so I don't have the need to record to EyeTV and burn discs to watch on the TV.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/06/12 03:20 PM

Plus with HDs being so cheap and time is money.....
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 10:22 AM

The only reason I keep it around is that with Apple killing off iDVD, it's a fairly simple replacement for creating quicky DVDs w/chapters, titles, etc..
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 11:38 AM

I'm sooo behind. They killed off iDVD? And replaced it with what?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 11:39 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDVD

Argh. I like iDVD.. the few times I used it.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 12:10 PM

.

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDVD

Argh. I like iDVD.. the few times I used it.


Arrrrrrgh! So YOU'RE the one!!

If YOU had used it MORE, iDVD would still be around. . . wink

.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 02:09 PM

I only used it a couple of times, too. With the ability to upload movies to YouTube, etc., burning a hard copy seems irrelevant these days.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 03:02 PM

Except as a back up.
With titles and chapters and music etc.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 03:34 PM

I still have Toast 10 on hand.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/09/12 03:47 PM

Toast Titanium 11 here... guess I'll make this version last for a while...
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/24/12 03:09 PM

I just came across this via Small Dog's email newsletter:

Burn
Posted by: Nana

Re: Toast is #$%^&'ed. - 07/25/12 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
I just came across this via Small Dog's email newsletter:

Burn

I downloaded Burn years ago when Tiger first came out. I believe I've used it about 2-3xs during that period & haven't since. Very nice & simple to use which is right up my alley.
I wanted a backup to VisualHub (my all time favorite) & Toast v8. The latter of which I am still using w/o any problems what-so-ever.

Now I didn't know this about Burn: "Converting.

Forget worrying about conversion. Burn will take your video and audio files and turns them in the right format."