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#1 JayiKemp

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

Hi I just purchased toast 12 titanium last weekend and so far I have not been able to burn a playable dvd that will work on my personal dvd player at home. I can use the disc in my xbox, macbook, and PC, but I keep getting a "Disc Error Message" in my personal DVD player, can someone please help me solve this mystery, I am using the settings they informed us to use in the tutorials and I am still not able to produce the DVDs I had hoped for.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

This has stumped me. Others report issues playing Toast-burned discs on some players. I haven't encountered that problem. Something to try is to choose Save as Disc Image in Toast instead of clicking the burn button. When that is saved, change the file's extension from .toast to .iso in the Finder and see what happens if you burn the disc using the Burn from disk image in Disk Utility.

Oh, maybe Toast DVD doesn't have a Save as Disc Image option (in the File menu). If not try burning to a different brand of DVD media. If you are burning to DVD+R discs try DVD-R or vice versa.

Edited by tsantee, 31 August 2014 - 03:37 PM.

I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:38 AM

I have had this problem, I took my disk to a neighbours house and surprise surprise it played, Home I went and threw my player in the bin. Hope this helps

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:24 AM

Followed sugestion. Rename image from .toast to .iso. Use DVD-R, disk utility, plays ok on MAC and PC. Tried on DVD players, Pioneer shows invalid format, Toshiba shows not NTSC. Really frustrated. Do I have to buy a special barnd DVD player? M2

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:56 AM

Did you try the other suggestions in the (2nd sentence) in post #2 above.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

Further to my previous question: I burn DVDs using iMovie with no problem and they play in every DVD player. Using Toast the DVDs will not play, unless they'll only on a special brand of DVD player. Which?

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:21 AM

Second sentence, tried different brands, Memorex and Verbatim. Still will not play in any of the DVD players I tried. Looks like I have to return the Roxio Toast, although I liked it, but if can't burn the DVDs the software is not usable. In this process I burned ten blank DVDs, all trash.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:09 PM

Second sentence, tried different brands, Memorex and Verbatim. Still will not play in any of the DVD players I tried. Looks like I have to return the Roxio Toast, although I liked it, but if can't burn the DVDs the software is not usable. In this process I burned ten blank DVDs, all trash.

It's a mystery. As long as the DVD is burned in UDF format and has a properly authored VIDEO_TS folder at the root (top) level it should play in any player that works with burned DVDs. Toast DVD does that so I have no clue what else it might be doing to cause your player to not play it.
I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:18 PM

Thanks for the help. It is even a bigger mistery, when I've been burning DVDs for long time using iMovie and more recently Final Cut Pro. All DVDs without exception have played on the players mentioned. Is there a problem with Toast 11? Is that problem solved on Toast 12?

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:47 PM

Thanks for the help. It is even a bigger mistery, when I've been burning DVDs for long time using iMovie and more recently Final Cut Pro. All DVDs without exception have played on the players mentioned. Is there a problem with Toast 11? Is that problem solved on Toast 12?

iMovie and FCP don't author video DVDs so I'm not sure what you mean by burning DVDs with them. You could be burning video DVDs using iDVD or using Compressor from videos you created in iMovie and FCP. When you look inside the discs that play and the discs that don't play in the Finder, do they all have a VIDEO_TS folder? There also probably is an empty AUDIO_TS folder as well.

Are the videos that you're adding to Toast DVD coming from iMovie or from something else? Also, please check that in Toast DVD preferences that NTSC is selected as the format and not PAL (presuming you're in the U.S. or other NTSC region). That could explain the problem if the discs are in the wrong format.
I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:52 AM

Thanks for the help. I'm pursuing this issue because I like Toast 11.2 features and I also believe that I may be doing sothing wrong. So, I'll try any suggestions no matter what. Everyone one knows that iMovie and FCP do not author video DVDs. I'm using iDVD to burn the DVDs and for a long time I never had problems with them playing in a regular home DVD player. Yes, the DVDs done by Toast have a AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS like all others. The following is a step by step using Toast 11.2 to burn a DVD. 1.Open Toast - 2.Choose DVD Video - 3.Name the DVD as Test - 4. Choose menu style - 5. Load video clip, never touched by iMovie or FCP - 6. Burn - 7. Choose write to NTSC - 8. Used a Memorex DVD-R on a Mac Super DVD. Tried on a the home DVD player and the message given is "invalid format". What am I doing wrong? Is it possible that the DVD players I tried it on have some limitations?. The DVD players in question are Pioneer and Toshiba. Does DVDs burn from Toast need a specific player with certain specifications? If this is the case, then it will be a problem because when I distribute the DVDs I assume they will play in any home DVD player. Sorry for the trouble, and I appreciate the time from a knowledgeable person like you. After all we both would like a good Roxio product.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

Thanks for the help. I'm pursuing this issue because I like Toast 11.2 features and I also believe that I may be doing sothing wrong. So, I'll try any suggestions no matter what. Everyone one knows that iMovie and FCP do not author video DVDs. I'm using iDVD to burn the DVDs and for a long time I never had problems with them playing in a regular home DVD player. Yes, the DVDs done by Toast have a AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS like all others. The following is a step by step using Toast 11.2 to burn a DVD. 1.Open Toast - 2.Choose DVD Video - 3.Name the DVD as Test - 4. Choose menu style - 5. Load video clip, never touched by iMovie or FCP - 6. Burn - 7. Choose write to NTSC - 8. Used a Memorex DVD-R on a Mac Super DVD. Tried on a the home DVD player and the message given is "invalid format". What am I doing wrong? Is it possible that the DVD players I tried it on have some limitations?. The DVD players in question are Pioneer and Toshiba. Does DVDs burn from Toast need a specific player with certain specifications? If this is the case, then it will be a problem because when I distribute the DVDs I assume they will play in any home DVD player. Sorry for the trouble, and I appreciate the time from a knowledgeable person like you. After all we both would like a good Roxio product.

You shouldn't have to choose write to NTSC if that is the setting in Toast Preferences. I'm guessing the Toast preferences are set to PAL and that is what the player sees as incompatible.

I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:10 AM

Thanks to Digital Guru, the problem has been solved, persistence paid off, you stayed and I followed your suggestions. I hope that Roxio finds out and fixes the bug. He is right I should not have to choose to write NTSC, but the question came up for me to choose, NTSC or PAL. The program did not care what I chose because it defaulted to PAL on its own. That window is not necessary it should rely only on the preferences. It looks like that whoever wrote the program lives in a PAL region. Thanks again, Mr. Guru.

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:51 AM

Well I am glad that helped you, but it is still not helping me, I burned to disc one on PAL and the other NTSC and still nothing happen, they both read not readable on my stand alone dvd player. I have a program called convert to any dvd that works extremely well with my movies that I burn on my macbook, but that's another story, my issue is with Roxio and why it is not recording my movies to the dvd's like it is suppose too?

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

Well after the dvd's playing back in PAL and NSTC on my Xbox 360, I am convince it is not the program, but the DVD players that my clients use to watch the movies on ...

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:18 PM

Hi, newbie looking for answers. This is exactly the same issues im having at the moment. I create my slideshows using Fotomagico on and Mac Book Pro. Then use Toast Titanium to create DVD. Problem is the Dvd's play fine on my Playstation and a colleague's DVD player but Ive had a client send a couple back ststing they get a 'disc error" meesage or "disc not readable" message.

Did Roxio offer any answers to this issue ? I only purchased the software to enable to produce the slideshows for clients. Not much use if the DVD's it produces will not play on all players.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Hi, newbie looking for answers. This is exactly the same issues im having at the moment. I create my slideshows using Fotomagico on and Mac Book Pro. Then use Toast Titanium to create DVD. Problem is the Dvd's play fine on my Playstation and a colleague's DVD player but Ive had a client send a couple back ststing they get a 'disc error" meesage or "disc not readable" message.

Did Roxio offer any answers to this issue ? I only purchased the software to enable to produce the slideshows for clients. Not much use if the DVD's it produces will not play on all players.

The fact that the disc plays on any DVD player indicates there is nothing wrong with the disc. The problem is with your client's DVD player. There are some things you can experiment with. One is to use DVD+R media if you are using DVD-R or vice versa. If you have a different optical drive to burn the disc it might be more readable to the client's player. Make sure you're using a quality brand of DVD media which means not Memorex or off brand. Try setting the burn speed to 4X. I don't know if any of that will make the DVD more readable, but the problem is with the burning -- not Toast -- or with the ability of the client's DVD player to read burned DVDs.
I'm just a fellow Toast-user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may provide. And do let me know if your issue gets solved. Cheers from Eugene, Oregon!

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 05:41 PM

OMG Digital Guru we are finally making ground on this forum! Newbie Trev Wilson, it has a lot to do with the clients DVD player and like Guru said "DVD" I have been using the "printable memorex DVD's" I have an older program on my Toshiba that normally gets the job done and enables me to burn the DVD for play on all set top DVD's but after reading dozens of reviews about my Sony DVP SR210p I have come to the conclusion that the DVD player plays a large part in why the DVD may not be working correctly.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:44 AM

I was wrong again, I have done everything possible to get my DVD to play on all set tops but this sony DVP - SR210P is a mug ...





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