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  1. Jerky Video Playback

    Well that didn't work either, the video is as jerky as ever. Only took a matter of minutes though to save as a DVD-Rom (mp4). VLC and Elmedia Player both play it the same.
  2. Jerky Video Playback

    I dropped the mkv in the Video window, set Format to DVD-Video and saved it as a toast image. Mounted the image and opened it with DVD Player and it's still jerky. Now I'll try the DVD-Rom you suggested. There's gotta be more than one format that's supposed to be able to convert an mkv to a playable format. What if I wanted to convert it to mp4 or something for someone else to play on their Mac or PC? Surely one of the conversion formats should work?
  3. Jerky Video Playback

    I tried two conversions in Toast on the 2.7 GB file and both had jerky playback. I tried H.264 and HDV. One of them turned my file into a 37.5 GB file! There are only 7 formats listed for conversion that aren't for Apple devices, video game systems, mobile devices or Internet. So one or more of those 7 must be the intended formats for a standalone DVD player. I did discover that the DVD player will play my files directly from a USB flash drive, no burning necessary. But I don't understand why every video I convert plays jerky even when saved as dmg.
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  5. Jerky Video Playback

    I had tried burning some video files to DVD and disc images on my old computer running Yosemite, but the playback was always jerky. Now I have a brand new computer with El Cap and the same thing happened tonight. I did a fresh install of everything to this computer. I haven't figured out if it's certain formats or all files, but the originals play perfectly on the computer but stutter when burned to an image or DVD. Since the problem occurs in images created from the video files, it's obviously not my new media burner. And I've spent the past several hours searching online for info about conversion for DVD players and basic Toast questions and didn't find answers so I'm posting them here. Apparently mkv files need to be converted before they can be played in a DVD player? My new DVD player supports all these formats, so do I still need to convert the files first? In the Convert window when choosing a device for playback, is HDV the correct format for burning 1080p video to DVD for playback in a Blu-Ray player? What about 720p? Better to go with DV or MPEG-4? It would be nice if the Toast manual actually explained ALL the functions and formats! You listening Roxio?
  6. Image Size For Dvd Menus

    Thanks, but you may have missed the point. It's not going to let me use just any ol' size, even if the dimensions match the chosen format. For example I can't use a 4000 x 2250 image without it getting squeezed or cropped tremendously. That's why I asked for the maximum dimensions BEFORE squeezing/cropping occur. Is it 1920 x 1080? I didn't realize the image size would change with the format, so if I use 720p video, the max would be 720 x 480? There should really be a note below the image area that says what the dimensions for the selected format should be if it varies.
  7. Converting Video Files To Dvd No Good

    I converted the mkv to mp4 using Wondershare DVD Creator and it plays fine, but is still jerky after Toast does anything with it. I'd use Wondershare DVD Creator to burn to disc but the stupid app says there's not enough space on a DVD to burn the 2.6 GB file! It'll only burn the 2.6 GB file to DVD in standard mode (204 MB left), but I don't want to burn my 720p file to standard mode.
  8. Image Size For Dvd Menus

    In the Video window in the Options tab, there's a Customize button for the menu styles. Click the button and and in the Menus tab is a place to drag & drop an image. There should be a note or tooltip to let you know what the maximum dimensions are before it will be cropped, but Roxio failed to include that little piece of useful information. I started off with a large widescreen image, but it was squeezed to fit and everything became tall and skinny. When I checked the crop box, about half the image was lost. I want to know the maximum dimensions before an image starts getting squeezed or cropped.
  9. Converting Video Files To Dvd No Good

    For the past couple hours I've been fighting this issue. I created a DVD-video from an 2.9 GB mkv file and it's always jerky when it plays. The original file plays fine in Quicktime and VLC. First I saved it as an image. Then I burned it to a single layer DVD and played it in a DVD player and also with the built-in DVD Player app. When I tried to drag the file into the Convert window, Toast crashed for the 2nd time. Now it says "The last time you opened Toast Titanium, it unexpectedly quit while reopening windows. Do you want to try to reopen its windows again?" I select Don't Reopen and it quits anyway. I removed the Saved Application State folder and it still wouldn't stay open. I reinstalled Toast over the old install but opens then immediately quits. So I completely uninstalled Toast, then reinstalled it and the update and started from scratch. It worked this time but after conversion it's still jerky! Would be nice if there were some tooltips to explain some of the many formats available since I wasn't sure which to choose because I rarely convert or burn anything (I went with MPEG-4 since my roommates DVD player is old and doesn't do HD). The user guide isn't much help either - it should have a description for every option available in the app.
  10. Convert Sd2F To Iso?

    I can't believe this hasn't been asked and answered a long time ago, but I searched the forums and online and didn't find an answer. So... I know that I can change the sd2f extension to iso and they will mount on my Mac. I assume they will also mount on a PC, but don't have a way to test this. I just want to know if there's any reason not to change the extension to iso to make them more compatible and easy to mount. I ripped my CDs to sd2f files for archiving, but when I want to use an audio converter to convert them to other formats, I have to change the Toast extension to mount them in Finder.
  11. Mounting Sd2F

    Well, I'm about 9 months too late to help you, but I'll answer in case it helps someone else. I just change the sd2f extension to iso and they mount easily.
  12. Trouble With Album Title & Track Info

    I'd already considered that, but my library is in the default location: /Users/Username/Music/iTunes
  13. Trouble With Album Title & Track Info

    Yeah, that's a bit strange. Maybe it's dependent on the version of iTunes or the OS being used? That's hella slower because I have to wait while the tracks are extracted - about 35-70 seconds per track! I dragged the disc in and Toast automatically began the extraction. The names are correct in the window even though the Media Browser shows Audio Track.aiff, iTunes is closed and Finder shows the names as Audio Track.aiff. Wow, I saved the extracted files as an image, and that was FAST! So maybe it all evens out even though the extraction is slower. I just ran across two more discs that don't display tags in the Media Browser.
  14. Trouble With Album Title & Track Info

    Yeah, that's a bit strange. Maybe it's dependent on the version of iTunes or the OS being used? That's hella slower because I have to wait while the tracks are extracted - about 35-70 seconds per track! I dragged the disc in and Toast automatically began the extraction. The names are correct in the window even though the Media Browser shows Audio Track.aiff, iTunes is closed and Finder shows the names as Audio Track.aiff. I just ran across another disc that doesn't display tags in the Media Browser.
  15. Trouble With Album Title & Track Info

    The Copy window with Media selected on the right and Data selected below. I'm not adding them manually, I insert a disc and the title appears in the copy widow. I just finished copying about a dozen discs, and all the track names were displayed like they should be - no problem. But now I'm putting that George Thorogood disc back in to take a Toast screenshot for you, and as you can see the names are still not displaying. I also have a Def Leppard disc here that won't display track names in Toast. I'm saving all my discs as images for archival. I guess this isn't any big deal: I thought that when I saved the image and opened it later to convert formats, the tags would missing so I'd have to go look-up the disc online and manually change every track name from Audio Track to it's real name. However, I just saved the Thorogood disc as an image, then dragged it into Toast and all the names popped right up. So I don't know why they aren't being shown in the window before saving. As long as the names will appear later, I'm not too concerned. I'd think there was a problem with the disc except that the names show up in iTunes just fine. Still don't understand why Toast isn't getting those names from the cdinfo file. Why is it that the Audio tab stays blank? I would think these tracks would appear there but they don't, and the + button below is grayed out so I can't browse for any.
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