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  2. Need some help with menus.

    The black rectangle is a preview frame from the clip, and as such is also a button (select it for playback on the final disc). You can set which frame to use in the Edit window by double-clicking a clip in the main window, then using a slider (not very precise, I know), then Set Picture. It is probably black for you, as the first frame (default) of your clip is black (as it often is). Alternatively, there are some themes (menu templates) that have no preview frame, like Splash. The ‘My Movie’ text in the menu, is the menu title. You can edit that with Customize in the right side panel, then the Menus tab.
  3. MyDVD is the re-imagined 64 bit version to create video discs. Both present for Toast (non-Pro) and Toast Pro, as an application in the Toast folder, and with a shortcut in the Extras menu of the Toast application. The menus in MyDVD are different from the ones regular Toast. The menus in MyDVD also have a bit of motion (preview screen) and optional sound. I believe (from what others have told me) the Toast 15 Pro disc has a folder with ‘Extras’ or ‘Additional software’ or similar description. That would also contain an installer for the extra menu templates for MyDVD. The difference is ~20 templates for Titanium and 100+ templates for Pro. The additional software probably has separate installers for every application, and would not have been installed with the Toast installer. Try selecting Toast Titanium (or MyDVD) > Video > Blu-ray Video to see is the Blu-ray functionality is activated. If not, search for the High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-in installer.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Adding videos to a DVD disc.

    If you're just storing video files on a data DVD, you can do as many additional burns as will fit on the DVD as long as you don't "close" the DVD. However if you're making a standard Video DVD to play in a standard player, the disc is burned once and further burns are not allowed. A standard single-layer video DVD which will play in your usual stand-alone DVD player, will hold about an hour of video at best quality. Trying to compress the video to fit more will degrade the output quality severely, and using 'Fit to disc' can be pretty disastrous. Double/Dual layer discs can hold up to twice as long, but they can be awfully fiddly and hard to use successfully. In Videowave you can 'add' movies and/or film clips to the project and use menus if wanted - up to the time limit - so you could include two half-hour episodes on the one disc. But once you have everything assembled to your liking in Videowave, the project is burned to disc in one operation and the disc is closed. When you send your creation from Videowave to MyDVD to be burned, the standard DVD structure is created on your disc which is then closed so that nothing further can be written to the disc. Only one standard DVD structure can be written to a DVD, so that's why only one burn operation is allowed. I hope this answers your question, but feel free to ask if I've missed something.
  6. Need some help with menus.

    Hello, Need some help with menus. I cut my teeth with iDVD (LOVE IT) and I really miss the ability you know exactly what I'm going to get before I burn a disc. I'm making some progress with using "Blu-ray Video". I need simple menus so I am using "Cobblestone" with a black background. The sub-menus look terrific. It is the main menu that I'm struggling with. I have figured out how to have a background image in my main menu. But there's always this big black rectangle I can't get rid of. I could keep this rectangle if I could figure out how to put an image into it. I don't even know what this rectangle is. Is it a button? Can it be deleted or made smaller? Can I put text in it? Can I put an image in it? There is no black rectangle when using "Splash", but now I have "My Movie" on the main menu that I cannot eliminate, or change the text. Suggestions are appreciated.
  7. Thank you for helping me. My ONLY interest in Toast is authoring Blu-ray discs. I am using Toast 15 on one of our Macs that is "Frozen" to OS 10.9.5 we ONLY use this Mac for movie editing. We stay on OS 10.9.5 because that is the last version that works (with no fuss) with iMovie HD 06 and iDVD. I did purchase a copy of Toast 16 Pro, but I later learned it requires 10.10 or after. I found my installation disc for Toast 15 Pro . However, I do have "MyDVD" but I don't know how to tell if I have any extra menu templates. I searched my computer for the names, "Painter Essentials" and "AfterShot" and I get nothing. So I'm still not sure if I have the "Pro" version, or if I even need it for my purposes.
  8. Light scribe discs

    You need a Lightscribe-capable drive and software to burn the label side on LS discs, but the data side is conventional DVD and can be written in a conventional drive.
  9. DVD+R dl discs

    Any modern DVD burner drive should be able to handle them, Jim. If you have a particular drive in mind, you can check its capabilities with a quick Google search of the model number.
  10. DVD+R dl discs

    Do you need a specialized burner to use this type of disc? Thanks. Jim B.
  11. Light scribe discs

    I have about 40 DVD = R light scribe discs. Can I use them as normal DVD+R discs? I understand you need some specialized equipment to take advantage of the light scribe feature. Is this true? Thanks for all help. Jim B.
  12. I am recording some programs for my daughter on DVD – RW discs. I plan on transferring these programs to DVD + R discs after editing them in video wave. After burning one program to a disk can I, subsequently, burn more programs to the same disk? Thanks in advance for any help. Jim B.
  13. Toast 15 Pro would come with extra menu templates for MyDVD, include Blu-ray authoring, and include the extra applications Painter Essentials 5, Corel AfterShot 3, HDR Express 3, and FotoMagico 5 RE. I believe the main Toast application is the same for both. The old v15 press release is sort-of archived at Marketwired.
  14. BackOnTrack Error "Cannot find backup"

    If this happens when you are attempting to start your backup, it might be that you're attempting to do an incremental backup when the original backup that you're trying to increment is no longer available. However without knowing exactly how you're doing this and which version of BoT you're using, there's no way for us to tell. Some details, perhaps?
  15. I can restore from BackOnTrack file backups that I previously made, but when I try to create a new one from my computer's SSD (from which I backed up previously), I get an error of "Can not Find Backup" . Does anyone know what this means or why it started occurring? Thank you in advance for any information on this.
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  17. How can I tell if I have Toast Titanium 15, or Toast Titanium Pro 15. I tried "About Toast Titanium", but it does not tell me. Thanks
  18. BurnerState_EncodingTitle Failure

    I have a similar issue and glad I saw this. I recorded multiple segments of a tv program and converted from mkv to mp4. I tried burning to DVD and got the error within a few seconds. I have a brand new computer with Win 10, 4 GB graphics card, 12 GB or ram, and 1 TB drive. Now I see the rationale. Is there any loss in resolution converting from mkv or mp4 to mpg?
  19. Can't record to a mount point?

    Hi Arch, Volume Mount Points have been supported in Windows since Windows 2000, so they've been around for quite a while. They're not new in Windows 10. If you're requesting that Roxio software be changed to allow use of Mount Points, you should make your request direct to Roxio using the Feedback button in your software. This Bulletin Board is populated by enthusiastic users helping each other, and is rarely visited by Roxio staff. Regards, Brendon
  20. Toast 16 Titanium Multi session

    You can “format a Blu-ray Disc Rewritable (BD-RE) for Dynamic Writing” from the Recorder menu (Page 78 in the User Guide). Then it should be accessible as like a regular disk, to copy files without the aid of the Toast application.
  21. Mydvd 1.0

    I have seen the error message with "BurnerState_Ready" on MyDVD app with macOS High Sierra. The error disappeared after applied Toast update for the OS. Please try update from Toast update menu.
  22. I have a 4 TB hard drive. I have it partitioned into a 2 TB C drive, a 1 TB TEMP directory, and a 1TB HTTP directory. I have the two directories mounted as C:\TEMP and C:\HTTP. Using the Roxio Media Import tool from NXT Pro 6 (build 190b55h) I can't see to use these two mounted directories. (They simply don't appear when I try to find them using the "Browse directories" button. When you format a partition (for example) you get the option of giving it a letter name C:, D:, L:, etc., or you can specify a mount point for it. (My like the Unix / Linux feature.) I think this might be new in Win10. Can this feature of Windows 10 be supported? Thanks!
  23. I just upgrade to Nxt6Pro. My old Roxio10 and its tools would not run with my new video card installed. It ran well before... I'm using Roxio Media Import. I am using it to capture a USB composite video device (Hauppauge USB Live 2). It records fine. The output AVI file grows and grows. But at some time point, the time counter displayed on the Show Info screen resets. When the recording is stopped and the video is closed, its duration is stored much shorter than the recorded duration. For example, a movie that is 2:05 long will be recorded into a ~16 GB AVI file, with a duration of ~5 minutes. With the duration set wrong, only that last 5 minutes will be played or seen by tools. I have this same result whether I set the Capture Length value or not. I am recording to a directory on a 6 TB RAID array with 480 GB free. I am trying to make a 1 hour recording that started at 12:10. It's 12:25 and the time elapsed shows 2 minutes. It should show 0:15. so It has already "rolled over" at something less than 15 minutes. Any experience with this and what I might be doing wrong? Thanks! Experiment: With the old version I found that it would not record to big disks. So I have formatted a smaller (~100GB) partition and am trying to record to it. So far I'm just over 20 minutes of reported length. I'm also use a default file name. So 2 variables just to help make the experiment as inconclusive as possible. Results: Failed. I saw the record as high as 45 minutes when it reset to zero. I have screen shots of the record window at the ~40 minute point and after it reset to zero in the attachment.RMI-Reset.docx. Here's what the file looks like in the directory. S:\Videos>dir Volume in drive S is SSD Space Volume Serial Number is 88B2-6B2C Directory of S:\Videos 04/15/2018 03:30 PM <DIR> . 04/15/2018 03:30 PM <DIR> .. 04/15/2018 04:18 PM 10,708,946,756 4-15-2018 00000.avi 1 File(s) 10,708,946,756 bytes 2 Dir(s) 100,313,493,504 bytes free S:\Videos> In the Windows Explorer, it shows a duration of 0:0:42 (42 seconds). I stopped the recording 42 seconds after the recording reset. Another Experiment: Tried to capture the screen with the UScreen Capture. This fails right away. Despite showing a picture of the screen it says that there is no video source and the capture terminates. Another Experiment: I set the source to my Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and started a capture. (in progress). In this experiment the system defaults to DVD HQ which records to an MPEG file (not DVI). In this experiement the recording ran for 1 hour 57 minutes when I stopped it. The file on disk shows a duration of 1:32:15. Clearly the longest duration so far, but missing about 25 minutes of recording. Next Experiment: Back to recording the Hauppauge device, but set to DVD HQ (instead of DVI). I set it to do a timed capture of 3:30:00 while the recording I am trying to capture is 2 hours and 8 minutes. I am trying to create a "buffer" at the end in case the recording is clipped like in the experiment above. Result: Went to bed with the capture still running last night. This morning Explorer reports that the file is 3:29:58 long and that it is 12.88GB long. So I only get the clipped length on capture to an AVI file, and (maybe) when I stop a recording manually. Still looking for feedback on others having similar issues and how to avoid them. Thanks!
  24. Toast 16 Titanium Multi session

    Can I burn multiple sessions to the same Blu Ray disc? I have a 100GB blank disc that I'd like to incrementally fill over time. Is this possible?
  25. 64 Bits Support Needed Soon !

    Hi, This morning as I was getting ready to burn my first M-Disc 50GB BD-DL Project I received a pop up warning about the disc catalog RE app needing upgrading by developer from 32 bit to 64 bit. I hope they will have toast titanium 16 Pro(apps bundle)for Mac OS X upgraded by time apple rolls out its next Big Mac OS X software upgrade.I think they will have to as Macsales.com/OWC obviously sell/manufacture really good LG mechanised M-Disc media blu-ray burners for Mac OS X(probably the only peice of M-Disc BD-DL+ burner hardware that is currently compatible,available for Mac OS X/toast 16 Pro for Mac) Thanks Jon
  26. 64 Bits Support Needed Soon !

    I have got some good news regarding my experience with Roxio titanium pro 16 for mac and I hope this gives the developers a real incentive to make sure toast 16 pro is 64 bit compatable in about 3 months time co-inciding with apples next Mac OS X major upgrade. Would you beleive that this morning I successfully wrote and verified a 50GB M-Disc using toast 16 pro for mac...... Writing time @ 28 minutes Verification time @ 26 minutes WOW!! 👍 What makes things even more impressive is that not once did my fans come on! Not once....and I use temperature pro app on my toolbar and max temp reached would of only been in the low 60 degrees Celsius! I can play back the M-Disc BD-DL on my el,cheapo laser blu-ray,DVD media center player as well.I checked the disc on my Mac after burning and only issue I had was ejecting disc problem and I wasn’t going to run the risk of force eject/corruption so I had to ask Mac OS X Siri what to do and it said to shutdown then restart and I ejected it from desktop and it worked. So let’s hope my good experience this morning gives roxio/Corel incentive to be 64 bit compliant by the time Apple upgrades Mac OS X. Thanks Jon
  27. Roxio support insecure website warning

    Hi theoldarchiver, Ive just logged in to Roxie support forums on my iPad Pro and didn’t get any security warning this time.Yesterday on my Mac I was using latest Mac OS X safari browser...and a paid yearly current version trend internet security for Mac running in background(so that’s a bit of a worry as trend didn’t alert me to the security issue) I think it was safari browser and the browser had a red exclamation mark on it? Anyhow I have got some good news regarding my experience with Roxio titanium pro 16 for mac and I hope this gives the developers a real incentive to make sure toast 16 pro is 64 bit compatable in about 3 months time co-inciding with apples next Mac OS X major upgrade. Would you beleive that this morning I successfully wrote and verified a 50GB M-Disc using toast 16 pro for mac...... Writing time @ 28 minutes Verification time @ 26 minutes WOW!! 👍 What makes things even more impressive is that not once did my fans come on! Not once....and I use temperature pro app on my toolbar and max temp reached would of only been in the low 60 degrees Celsius! I can play back the M-Disc BD-DL on my el,cheapo laser blu-ray,DVD media center player as well.I checked the disc on my Mac after burning and only issue I had was ejecting disc problem and I wasn’t going to run the risk of force eject/corruption so I had to ask Mac OS X Siri what to do and it said to shutdown then restart and I ejected it from desktop and it worked. So let’s hope my good experience this morning gives roxio/Corel incentive to be 64 bit compliant by the time Apple upgrades Mac OS X. Thanks Jon
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