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    Roxio Corel Please Fix This Error!

    That was reported to forum admins more than 5 months ago, and ignored ever since.
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    Toast 17.1 Download.

    MacUpdate has the link to the 17.2 Update file on Roxio’s servers. (448.2 MB)
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    Dragging many songs to the content area

    No application can do that, without making one big file. Such is the nature of an MP3 disc.
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    Video is rotated after importing

    What phone and what video format? Toast takes the MOV videos from my iPhone as-is, with the intended orientation. You may have to use an external editor, like iMovie, to do a rotation.
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    Unable to burn BD discs

    Last time I checked, Verbatim “DataLife” was still a good choice.
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    How to deal with .disc files

    .disc files can be Toast project files, with only a description and links to the content, as you can probably tell from the file size. Without the original linked files, the project files are useless. The project file would not be something to archive. You would normally open the .disc files from the File﹥Open menu, or by double-clicking the file icon. That part of Toast hasn’t changed at all. It could very well give difficulties across versions, as small changes in how the application wants information for a project, might render the old format inaccessible. In early 2007, Toast version 8 was released. Is Toast 7 or 8 a likely candidate for creating that file back then?
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    Won't Burn, Getting Message "the Connection Is Not Stable."

    Would that the 16.1 (4867) update, or did you get something else to fix it?
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    Toast 17 MAC and Mojave

    Mojave final is out. Does it still error?
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    Error message when burning on a BD- disc

    Mac OS Error Code -9999 stands for “cannotMoveAttachedController”. I don’t know what that means in this context, and it could even be a secondary error that isn’t related to the actual cause. One of the possible issues with encoding and burning in one go, is that the USB drive might go to sleep mode, and therefore not be ready when it is time to do the burning process. Set Toast to “Prevent App Nap” in the Get Info window in Finder. Set computer to Energy Saver to have the computer never sleep and to not “put disks to sleep when possible” (uncheck) during this. Alternatively, try saving as Disk Image first, to split the process in two steps, so you can do burning only when the first step completed successfully without errors.
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    WINZIP within Toast Pro 17

    Just a guess, based on previous experiences with other apps: Verify your date, time, time zone (location), as that may mess with certain authentication methods, if these are not set correctly.
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    Toast vs Creator NXT 6

    The users that frequent the NXT 6 forum may know more about its features than the users here.
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    Customized menu page with customized buttons

    With Toast or MyDVD you have to choose one of the menu styles/themes, with up to 6 buttons. Button number 7 would go to a next page (or 4+3, if you set the limits differently). You can change the background, and text color, but this software doesn’t feature the customization that you describe. When you click a particular button, it will take you to that clip, play it, and then go back to the menu. That is default behavior.
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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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    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.
  25. 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.