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How Do I Mount .sd2F Images From Older Version Of Toast?

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I recently installed Toast 11.1 on my new Mac mini (OS X 10.8.3) and discovered to my disbelief that I cannot mount my old disc images (.Sd2f from audio CDs), of which I have at least 150. These image files were created on my old Mac G4 with Toast 8, and were never a problem there. Toast 11.1 still has the "mount image" utility but it doesn't even do the courtesy of giving me an error message to explain its inability to mount my image files. How do I get them mounted or at least converted (preferably in some sort of batch process) to a format that Toast 11.1 likes? I really don't like the idea of having to backup all those CDs again (even though it probably would go a bit faster on my new Mac).

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There is a long thread of posts on this issue here. You should still be able to drag the .sd2f file into the Toast Audio window and into the Convert window with Audio files selected as the format. That should make them playable in Toast. Also, if you have an earlier version of Toast (including an earlier version of Toast 11) you can use that version instead.

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Thanks, tsantee, for your suggestions. I followed your instructions and indeed my .sd2f files are recognized by Toast and the tracks can be played by those methods. However, my real goal was to be able to mount them as virtual CDs so that iTunes can import them, which is what I was able to do with Toast 8. Having explored Toast 11.1 a bit more since my first post, I found something else about this that makes this situation even more puzzling. I found that Toast 11.1 still enables you to create an .sd2f image file from a CD ("Save As Disc Image" command-D), but won't turn around and mount what it just created. It also provides the option to "Save As Bin/Cue…" but it won't mount images created by that technique either. Why would it create image files it doesn't support? Granted, it will play the tracks from those files by the technique you described, but the "Mount Disc Image" utility command won't mount them. I'm wondering what type of disc images that command will mount? The Toast Help document does describe "Mounting Disc Images" but doesn't say what types of image files it will mount.

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My understanding is a .sd2f file is not a true disc image. Toast will mount .iso, .dmg and .toast, for instance. In any case, this is an issue that arrived with Toast 11.1. Earlier versions of Toast 11 or earlier Toasts don't have this issue. I hope you've read the long thread in this forum by other users discussing the issue of mounting .sd2f files to appear as audio CDs in the Finder.

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I am searching for help to the exact same problem as lorsm_dever. I have hundreds of .sd2f files created with Toast. I use these as a digital backup for the original discs and previously could mount them and import them into iTunes as needed. Now with Toast 11, it seems like all the work I put in with Toast 10 is lost. I can no longer import into iTunes.

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I am searching for help to the exact same problem as lorsm_dever. I have hundreds of .sd2f files created with Toast. I use these as a digital backup for the original discs and previously could mount them and import them into iTunes as needed. Now with Toast 11, it seems like all the work I put in with Toast 10 is lost. I can no longer import into iTunes.

I just checked this again. If you have an earlier version of Toast (such as 11.0.4) you can use Mount Disc Image from Toast's Utilities menu and the .sd2f file will mount as an audio CD with each track appearing. If you do this with 11.1 it mounts as an audio CD with only one track of the entire disc's length. You apparently have an earlier version of Toast somewhere because you say you used it to create the .sd2f files. You can have multiple versions of Toast on your Mac (and open, if you like) at the same time. For those who don't have an earlier version they need to put the .sd2f file in the Toast Convert window with Audio Files selected as the format and add the .sd2f. From there it can be sent to iTunes as aac audio or exported as AIFF to the hard drive for separate import to iTunes.

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Dragging an Sd2f file into a toast 11 audio window or a convert/audio window makes the tracks visible, but the inter track gap information from the original CD is lost. Any gidance on how to recover that functionality, which would be needed to regenerate a functionally identical CD from the Sd2f file?

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