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  1. Faillure Toast 15

    macOS 10.13 High Sierra requires Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later. Check your versions. Others do have Toast 15 running on High Sierra, so possibly there is something special about your setup/configuration/state of disk. When you say “Toast 15 fails”, please describe exactly what fails, when it fails, and which steps you took. Does the install DVD not read, does the installer fail, or does the installed product fail? Please describe so we don’t have to guess. What did you do when Result Code -208 appeared? Error -208 corresponds to “badFileFormat”, which e.g. could happen with a corrupt or DRM’ed download of an audio file, which a player/converter/Toast can’t process.
  2. Blu-ray error

    The Help menu provides access to manuals. Toast Titanium redirects this to a webpage with links to PDFs. MyDVD has the PDF manual internally and that will open directly in Preview (if that is your default PDF application).
  3. Blu-ray error

    The ‘plugin’ is the same for v11–v16. It doesn’t add to Toast, but unlocks an ability in the main app (Toast Titanium/MyDVD). The same ‘plugin’ can work slightly differently in subsequent versions. v16 added manually enabling it and an online check. Hence my advice to dackman.
  4. Blu-ray error

    The software may want to verify the “High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-in” online. Is your internet connection active at that time, allowing contacting roxio.com and/or corel.com? This is different from previous versions.
  5. Toast 11 (and 9) only able to burn at "best" and 1x

    Do you have a specific reason to stick to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 , when 10.10.5 (or even 10.11–10.13) has been available? Does the drive still show extremely limited write speeds, when it is the ONLY connected device (except keyboard/mouse), after reboot? If not, that might point to a conflict. Is the drive connected directly, or via a hub? Have you tried other (USB-)ports to connect the drive to? If you burn at “Best” speed, how slow/fast is that? Closer to 1x or 24x?
  6. Toast 11 Dvd Menu

    Did you read the thread you are posting in? It says exactly how to edit button names for clips (select Clip>Edit>Info 1/Info 2/Info 3). We discussed this earlier. The default “My Movie” line is a menu title, which can be changed/edited as well (Options>Customize>Menu>Menu Title). Note that the disc name also defaults to “My Movie”, and is unrelated to the main menu title. Roxio did try to make a better product (regarding menus) with the MyDVD app (bundled with v14 and later).
  7. How To Remove Roxio Virtual Drive 10

    Farstone VirtualDrive does get spelled without a space, just like the screenshot. Most other Virtual Drive software do have the space. On the other hand, v10 is quite old: from 2005 or there about.
  8. Toast menus what do they look like?

    The program shows some previews to menu styles/themes to choose from. The small menu style previews (100×75) are available in the Toast main app. These are static. The larger theme previews (320×240) are available in the MyDVD app. The Pro package has additional themes. The MyDVD menus have motion (video preview) and audio (add your own audio file). On all these, the background image may be swapped for your own image.
  9. Toast 11 Titanium With Mac Os 10.6.8

    Thanks for reporting back. Nice to see that this issue could be resolved.
  10. bluetooth crashing toast

    I’m pretty sure Toast itself doesn’t do anything with Bluetooth, so the interruption must happen on a different level. I’ve known that Bluetooth may perhaps interfere with Wi-Fi, but even that shouldn’t bother Toast. A crash while burning may keep the drive in a ‘busy’ state, refusing to eject discs or listen to any command. This could happen with any app that communicates actively with the optical drive. What Mac model, what Bluetooth version, what Bluetooth device, what optical drive (brand/internal/external/connection type)?
  11. file size - burning data discs

    With Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (2009), Apple changed the way file sizes (disk sizes, folder sizes) are represented when using ‘kilo’, ‘mega’, ‘giga’, etc. (Base 2 vs. Base 10.) Unfortunately, the meaning of giga is now different between macOS and Toast. Regardless of what anyone thinks is better, it is confusing if it differs from application to application. A DVD-R with capacity of 4,700,000,000 bytes can be filled with folder of 4.7 GB (minus overhead) as calculated by macOS, which is the same as 4.377 GB as calculated by Toast (4,700,000,000÷1024÷1024÷1024). Toast has some threshold byte numbers build-in, but I don’t know their exact value. This is the same for all versions of Toast (up to and including v16). In general, the reliability of reading back from disc, is a bit worse on the outside, so it pays off to not fill a disc to maximum capacity. So don’t feel bad about your 94% discs.
  12. Your screenshot shows a 1281×580 px movie, that is an aspect ratio of 2.21:1 including the letterbox bars, or 2.75:1 excluding the letterbox bars. As Brendon also noted, this video reports 854×470 px (including 2× 58 px letterbox bars) when I download it with youtube-dl. That is an aspect ratio of 1.82:1 (with movie content of 2.41:1 between the letterbox bars. Original screen shots on stexpanded.wikia.com are 1128×480 px, so 2.35:1 seems like the correct value for the movie content. So even YouTube presents it now resized and a bit too wide. You may stretch the video back to 16:9 without re-encoding, using a separate tool (e.g. ffmpeg or MP4Box if you're comfortable with command line tools) if needed. MP4/MKV aspect ratio can be set at two levels: container (this file should be displayed at 16:9 regardless of pixel amount) or video stream (in this video stream every GOP has a defined a.r.). Setting it at the container level has priority and is easier/faster, but that setting might get lost for some file manipulation circumstances, as it is only meta data. The limited motion in this CG movie should facilitate mostly low bitrates and keep the file size small, depending on the encoder. (Roxio’s encoders with “single pass average bitrate” may not have the best efficiency on this special movie, in contrast to quantizer scale encoding.) So it can be encoded within 4.7 GB, even 1.63 GB at fine quality.
  13. Burning large files to CD

    Audio CDs are written differently to disc compared to Data CDs, and that gives a information density advantage (2352 bytes/sector vs. 2048 bytes/sector), meaning 86 minutes of 44.1 kHz 16-bit stereo PCM audio take up 910 MB on your hard disk, but that is comparable to the same amount of CD-R sectors as 793 MB of data, hence fitting on 800 MiB discs. If your audio files total more than that 910 MB (868 MiB), then perhaps some of those files are not 44.1 kHz 16-bit stereo. Toast, and most Audio-CD burning apps, will convert audio to that specification. There is no need for intermediate conversions. Standard Audio CDs are always uncompressed. (Some players may be able to play compressed files from a data CD, though.) You should trust the “90 mins” for the disc as really having (close to) that capacity for Audio CD. However, 90 minute CD-R is non-standard, and Toast may or may not be able to use its full capacity: it may register as lesser duration and I think Toast has no ‘overburn’ capability (write data beyond registered limit).
  14. Mac Photos Application & Toast 16 Compatability

    Toast 16 has provisions for reading photos from iPhoto, but not for Photos.app. (Alternatively, Roxio could have developed a Share extension (possible since Yosemite!) for moving content between applications (i.e. from Photos to Toast), but alas, they didn’t.) As for now, it seems you have to Export a selection (make duplicates) in Photos and drag those files to Toast. (User waitawhile had asked a similar question six weeks ago.)
  15. BDMV file burned by Titanium11 with Blu-Ray plugin

    Some issues here as well, though. My 2009 Pioneer BD player (last firmware 2013) doesn’t agree with Toast’s BD (and Toast’s High Def DVD) menus: It won’t show a menu background or text (but it will show the selection overlay: yellow border). The navigation is sort-of functional, in a blind way. The manual says this player supports BDMV on BD media as well as on DVD media. Regular Toast DVD-Video, commercial BDs, and BDMVs authored elsewhere all work fine, though. I can open the /BDMV/STREAM/01200.m2ts in a software movie player (Roxio Video Player or IINA), and that shows the menu; so it’s on the disc, but it doesn’t show on my tv. Still trying to figure out what the exception is here.