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    Toast 18 Pro and Mac OS Catalina Firts Bug.

    Affects Toast Titanium 17 in Catalina, too. This can't be that difficult of an issue for Roxio to fix. So why is it taking so long?
  2. Depends on which app you want do the encoding. Movie DVDs require MPEG-2. It's what you set top player expects, and is the only format that works for a DVD. Movie Blu-ray disks use MPEG-4 (h.264). What's probably happening is you're encoding the video twice. It's already compressed out of Media Encoder, and then Toast is compressing the compression. On top of that, bit rate is everything. You're either destroying the video in Media Encoder, Toast, or both. These are the video settings I use in Media Encoder for Blu-ray (first image below). The lower the bit rate, the choppier the video will be. Too high, and an older deck may not be able to decode it fast enough, causing the video to pause or stutter during playback. Let's assume you're going to create your MPEG-4 file in Media Encoder. What you need to do in Toast then is tell it NOT to encode the video again. You've already done that. When assembling the final video in Toast (lower image), click on the Customize button, then the Encoding tab, and then click the Custom radio button. Just below the bit rate and motion sliders, change the Reencoding choice to Never. Click OK. Toast should then just directly copy/store the already compressed video to the BDMV folder on the Blu-ray disk.
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    Fatal Bug In 11.0.5

    Sorry for the slow reply, been very busy. Thanks to brw3sbc for verifying. I'll send Roxio a note too, tsnatee. If they hear it from more than one person, it will be a bit more evident that the issue isn't isolated to a particular user's system.
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    Fatal Bug In 11.0.5

    I launched Toast to burn a download of the Lion 10.7.3 installer to a DVD. Toast let me know there was an upgrade so I let install before burning the disk. Afterwards, it would get to 99% and then hang forever. Force quit Toast and the drive would continue to spin. Could not eject the disc (it just keeps spinning) from the desktop or Terminal. The only way to stop it was to shut the Mac down. I tried it twice with the same results. I then retrieved 11.0.4 from my backup and tried again. No issues whatsoever burning the same file onto the same brand of Sony DVD-R disc. Something appears to be faulty in the 11.0.5 update.