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#1 Rici Rotten

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:41 AM

Mac Mini 1.42GHz, OS 10.4.11, using an external DVD burner

I have transferred many programs from TiVO to Mac, edited one or several per DVD, burned discs successfully.

I have ONE program that plays fine on TiVO, as well as Toast Player, but when I attempt to burn an edited version to DVD, it plays 30 minutes 41 seconds of a 43:33 program & quits.

Originally, I tried burning this & another edited one hour program to a single DVD, with same results on this ONE program.  This "problem" file was originally 845.1 MB, the other program 933.5 MB; the edited versions display the correct time for this & the other program within Toast (prior to burning), & the etching on the final DVD shows it is NOT full (nor did the capacity gauge in Toast).  

My DVD player (through TV) does show that there's only 30:41 on that program.  I've started fresh, made new edited versions for burning, the program always ends at the same point.  Doesn't seem to matter if I use V9 to burn or v9.0.7.  (I've wasted a stack of DVDs.)

I've tried burning other edited programs since this, all seem to burn successfully, & I haven't encountered this before.  It appears that Toast is reacting to this ONE program, every time, & no others.

Anyone have this problem AND an answer to it?

Thanks!

#2 tsantee

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

I don't recall if I ever edited a TiVo transfer with Toast 9 but I certainly have experienced problems with editing those in later versions of Toast or Popcorn. It seems I can only reliably change the start and end points. If I put edits in the middle (such as editing commercials) Toast completes the video at one of those points (it appears to be random as to which one) and doesn't include the entire video. This didn't happen a couple years ago so I'm thinking this is an incompatibility between the Toast Video Player (editor) and some OS updates. But since you're experiencing this with OS 10.4.x I don't know what to think.

In any case, the workaround I've done is use a tool called TiVo Decoder to remove the .tivo package on the transferred video so it is an .mpeg file. Then I use MPEG Streamclip to edit segments from the video and then save that video for use in Toast.
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 31 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

View Posttsantee, on 30 March 2012 - 12:34 PM, said:

... It seems I can only reliably change the start and end points. If I put edits in the middle (such as editing commercials) Toast completes the video at one of those points (it appears to be random as to which one) and doesn't include the entire video...

This only happened with this one program, yet consistently.  And it didn't terminate at one of the edit points, but right in the middle of a clip!  Somehow, Toast decided to end the program at that odd point, even though I can go back to the file within Toast, & play the whole thing.

BTW, I burned an unedited version of this to disk, it seems to be fine!


View Posttsantee, on 30 March 2012 - 12:34 PM, said:

In any case, the workaround I've done is use a tool called TiVo Decoder to remove the .tivo package on the transferred video so it is an .mpeg file. Then I use MPEG Streamclip to edit segments from the video and then save that video for use in Toast.

Wow, quite a bit of hacking!  I'll keep this in mind if the problem re-occurs!  Thanks!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:57 AM

View PostRici Rotten, on 31 March 2012 - 10:11 PM, said:

This only happened with this one program, yet consistently.  And it didn't terminate at one of the edit points, but right in the middle of a clip!  Somehow, Toast decided to end the program at that odd point, even though I can go back to the file within Toast, & play the whole thing.

BTW, I burned an unedited version of this to disk, it seems to be fine!
It may be there is a timecode break in the video at that point. In that case you could make two videos with the second starting where that break happens. Or you can use MPEG Streamclip to repair timecode breaks and then use the saved .mpeg file in Toast. Streamclip is pretty handy to have around. And yes, it's been a real hassle dealing with Toast's editor and I keep hoping they get it fully working again soon.
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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