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    No Video Signal

    From your post, all I get about your issue is in the title: “No Video Signal”. The rest of your post doesn’t seem to address what is going on with the current experience with this software. It would be helpful if you could elaborate about you setup, which steps you took, etc. You seem to want to exclude hardware from your investigation. How would you know if the capture device was damaged or not? Easy VHS to DVD 1.0.5 is from June 2011, when developers were making apps for 10.6 Snow Leopard and in anticipation of 10.7 Lion a few weeks later. This application has been reported to work, without dispute, with 10.7 and 10.8, but unknown for other OSs, on Roaring Apps. Roxio’s own system requirements list only Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6. I feel that Roxio should have tested later OS versions, as they still offer the product today. Any 32-bit application will get the warning in High Sierra 10.13.4 or later. And it is a warning (about Apple’s plans for the future), not an error. However, the OS publisher (Apple) has no obligation to keep supporting all applications unchanged forever in later versions of the OS. There are other changes in the OS that might break compatibility with some older software; that would be conceivable. Some applications need updates for newer operation systems, but Roxio has not shown any effort in this regard, nor made any statement if such is needed or not.
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    New version here

    I interpreted the Hi-Def feature the other way around: ‘Pro’ includes the Blu-ray plugin, but the standard version can use the plugin as a separate purchase.
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    Waiting for Toast 17 Forum!

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    CONVERT .MOV FILE - ROXIO CREATER 2012 PRO

    Did you try the CameraWindow software from Canon to pre-process the clips, and export to a format that your other software will accept?
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    What is VNR in the Toast 16 recorder advanced settings

    VNR stand for Verify Not Required. It is a flag setting (on/off) to skip verify IN HARDWARE what was written while it is written, directly, in small steps. It has to do with Hardware Defect Management in the drive at write time, only applying to BD-R discs, and involving reserved space for corrections. With VNR off, burning may get more reliable. With VNR enabled, drives may burn faster, as the verify step may get skipped. VNR can be applied to some of the low level writing strategies [WRITE (12)]. As it is a hardware feature, it is also drive specific how the setting behaves. The setting has no influence over the Verify after writing setting in Toast, a SOFTWARE feature, that verifies (but doesn’t correct) the disc as a whole. This may be the first instance of mentioning VNR on the Roxio forums, heh. Perhaps others aren’t as curious. The feature has been around since 2008 or so, and in Toast since v14 (2015).
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    Toast 16 distorting standard definition video

    The same “rectangular pixels” apply to SD TV and DV and DVD. It shouldn’t matter, as the container file format has flags to set display (stretch) the 720×480 content to 4:3 (or 16:9), and never interpret it as square pixels. The conversion from dv mov to mp4, and mp4 to DVD may have changed all that, as mp4 has aspect ratio flags optionally, not mandatory. And from your description it is unclear if those conversions have resampled the pixels to other pixel dimensions or not.
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    Toast project file conversion

    Please note that the project files (.disc) do not contain any content, and never did, but only contain settings and the location pointers for the content. While re-creating old setups is a pain to do, you could re-create old disc projects if you still have the source files.
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    TT16 very slow unless it's the front app

    The issue may be the App Nap feature (in 10.9 Mavericks (2013) and later). That feature would put ‘inactive’ applications (i.e. not-visible apps) in a sleep mode (mostly to safe power consumption), similar to iOS. For a disk-burning application like Toast, you may want different behavior. To exclude any specific application from the App Nap feature, you can tick the box Prevent App Nap in the Get Info box (in the General section) in Finder for the application.
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    Multiplexing is hanging

    If this happens for one specific video, then there may be a file error. If it happens similarly for every video conversion, then Toast or your system is not working well and in need of some repair works or a re-install. Multiplexing is the easy part, and getting stuck during that is very rare. Toast should have created the intermediate files in ~/Documents/Roxio Converted Items/ , so if you move those files before quitting/restarting Toast, you may save yourself some encoding time, as those files will be automatically deleted otherwise. Disk Utility > select volume > First Aid > … to make sure the are no disk errors causing this. How are you on free space on that disk? An almost full disk could prevent the creation of the multiplexing results.
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    Are these bugs fixed in Toast 16?

    For the ‘main’ Toast application: Subtitles - unchanged: no support for adding your own Disc format - seems to remember it, but must match content (i.e. DVD-Video remembers DVD or DVD DL, but not other sizes, which I find logical) Menu style - unchanged: defaults to Splash when opening a project file (.disc) For the MyDVD application: Subtitles - no support for adding your own Disc format - reverts to single layer when saved with DL setting Menu style - remembers the theme when opening a project file (.MyDVD)
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    Need some help with menus.

    The official way is for a developer to get a license to the full specs and have the software product certified as compliant. The money that this costs will require a lot of sales to earn that investment back. I don’t see that happening on the Mac platform when optical drives are not present on new models. The existing Mac Blu-ray players are incomplete and/or otherwise limited and/or reverse engineered and/or otherwise a non-licensee to avoid the maximum costs. Actually, only WinDVD (Windows) and PowerDVD (Windows) come to mind as a proper software player with Blu-ray disc support.
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    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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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    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.
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