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8.0.3 upgrade - Toast now much slower

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Anyone else finding the burning times to be much longer after the 8.0.3 upgrade? I noticed the slow down immediately. Materials of similar length (about 1 hr, 35m) that used to burn in 8-9 hours are now pushing 11 hours.

 

Is there anything I can do to improve things? Should I dump the upgrade? (and how?)

 

thanks...

Jerry

 

Mac OSX 10.4.11 PowerPC G4

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I havent noticed it, but I haven't tried to encode any large projects. You can go back to the version that came on the disc by simply installing it in another folder. I would like to see some specs on the exact same project in 8.0.3 and an older version, side by side on the same system. Thats the only way to measure for sure if there is any change in performance.

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I havent noticed it, but I haven't tried to encode any large projects. You can go back to the version that came on the disc by simply installing it in another folder. I would like to see some specs on the exact same project in 8.0.3 and an older version, side by side on the same system. Thats the only way to measure for sure if there is any change in performance.

 

 

Okay, that seems like a sound experiment. I'll burn the exact same material in both versions and check the time. Probably won't be until next week, though. I'll post the results.

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Okay, that seems like a sound experiment. I'll burn the exact same material in both versions and check the time. Probably won't be until next week, though. I'll post the results.

 

 

 

Okay, here's the results.

 

Over the past two nights, I burned the exact same two files to disc in both the 8.0.3 update, and then in the restored 8.0.1.

 

In the 8.0.3 version, the project took 10 hours and 53 minutes to finish.

 

In the restored 8.0.1 version, it finished in 6 hours and 48 minutes.

 

(I assume both times do NOT include burn time, but are limited to encoding time based on the last time listed in the Roxio Converted Items folder. I did these two tests overnight, and admit I wasn't in the room to see the files literally finish.)

 

 

Was this a fair test? I did clear out the Roxio Converted Items folder between tests (in fact, I even burned a short, 18-minute file in between), but I'm curious to see that the Roxio Converted Items folder didn't contain the same files after each test. The 8.0.3 test included file names which started out with NVD01 and NVD02, but these were not in the second attempt.

 

To be fair, were there other files somewhere else that I should have trashed, just to make sure it was a better test?

 

If not, why the differences in file names, and faster results? In any case, I'm not going back to 8.0.3.

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ARRGH

 

My encoding times have gone up as well!

 

I have a mac pro quad core 2.66 the fastest there is and now jobs that took 30-45 minutes take hours...First time it happened I had force quit toast because I thought it had frozen up!!

this is ridiculous...

 

my clients have also noticed this and metioned it to me..did i mention i sell macs? I have to convince my customers to buy toast for best easiest burning..but then again.....im upset and am now biased.

 

Toast is such an important piece of software on the mac platform for so long You have a commitment to make sure it keeps working..there is no replacement....

 

I just got a new router, a linksys..and the tivos no longer show up in tivo to go as well!

 

man..these updates are horrible...

 

first tivo to go Now this?

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I just got a new router, a linksys..and the tivos no longer show up in tivo to go as well!

 

NITE, I've read elsewhere in the forum that Linksys routers aren't compatible with networked TiVos. See what happens if you use a Netgear router.

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