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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. How to Select Zero Seconds Pause Between Tracks?

    MP3 Discs do not set any kind of pause between songs. Undefined. The playback device may need some time to interpret the files, but that could be anything from 0 to 2 sec. An advanced device could allow a custom pause, even after the disc has been burned. Technically it is just files, not tracks in the same way as an Audio CD.
  6. Roxio support insecure website warning

    I haven’t seen that. Did you get a Google Safe Browsing block, or something different? Which browser? Do you still get it?
  7. How to Select Zero Seconds Pause Between Tracks?

    Are we talking about the same software? Do you not see a column of text that reads “2 sec” to the left of the track names? Or the word “Pause” above it? Clicking there brings up a pop-up menu with other timings, including zero.
  8. 64 Bits Support Needed Soon !

    Traditionally, Roxio puts out new Toast releases in July, only publicly disclosing the new features and properties at release time. That being said, they have to be fully aware that that have to replace (or abandon) lots of code, to be compliant with the next macOS release. I am surprised that they waited this long. I have some 64 bit software on my computer from 2011. I think 64 bit applications were possible since Leopard (2007).

    Do you mean these? I think those are graphical representations of Linear / Equal Power / Fast / Fast-Slow / Slow-Fast presets; the same as the non-custom options when you clicking the column in the main window. (I don’t have much use for crossfades myself, though.)
  10. Upgrade

    If you downloaded the 16.1 update without having 16 installed, then that file is not for you (yet). That update is for versions 16.0 and later. If you upgrade from from previous version (v9–v15), you should go to the Upgrade Center page (or perhaps a similar link with a “personalized” special offer as some people have received in the mail), and order there. Following those links will lead to a shop page with a form for transaction details. First you pay, then you get the product.
  11. Mount .sd2f to desktop

    Audio CD is a bit special, as the disc does not have a file system. There’s ‘tracks’ and ‘subchannels’, but no directory or files. You could save as Bin/Cue, but I don’t think that would be any better for your needs. Another image format for Audio CD is DDP (Disc Description Protocol), which is what the professionals use for replication. Why would you want a virtual Audio CD, when you seem to want a playlist for a software player? iTunes could serve that purpose, even in lossless format (not flac, tho'). There are automated batch taggers e.g. XLD or MusicBrainz Picard that you could try.
  12. Mount .sd2f to desktop

    According to old posts in the forums, I think you have to go back to at least an earlier release of Toast 11 (2011), before 11.1 even, to get that capability. Maybe even with a matching older version of Mac OS X (10.6/10.7). I’m sure the old thread on the change is still in the archives here somewhere. A variety of audio apps can still open .Sd2f as one long track, though. iTunes will open it as one long track. Toast can read it back as an Audio CD with separate tracks. Sound Designer was from Avid, so maybe Pro Tools can handle it, too? While it is now not supposed to work on this type of file, menu Utilities>Mount Disc Image>Foo.S2df did just open as a mounted volume for me, with my test file. [macOS 10.12.6] Huh, now I’m stumped. More testing is needed.
  13. CD TEXT and PQ subcodes

    I don’t know what the capabilities of your optical drive are, but you may want to look it up how the Mac, and thus Toast, see the drive: ‘drutil info’ in Terminal (example), a bit more specific than similar information in other places. Note if it says CD-Write: CDText, ISRC
  14. CD TEXT and PQ subcodes

    Allow me to correct myself a bit: With an Audio CD loaded, Toast menu > Recorder > Disc Info will show (part of the) CD-TEXT (just the track name) on a disc, if the optical drive can read it, and also ISRC codes, if you ‘unfold’ all info in there. CD-TEXT can contain much more, but Toast doesn’t show all of that. It has been hit-and-miss with ISRC codes on my drive, as sometimes one or two track ISRC codes are not read, and subsequent tries give different results (other tracks miss ISRC codes).
  15. "Photo Disc" Size Downgrade

    I don’t have the Aperture software, so I’m not familiar with how that interacts with Toast, but I’ve never known Toast’s Photo Disc to alter the image size of my photos. I can only imagine it is reading already existing reduced versions of those photos from somewhere. Can you quantify the size reduction to give an impression of what you are experiencing? Is it pixels, MBs, or both?