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  1. Not sure if I know the answer but:-

    1. If the original file played smoothly (I mention this because I have found PhotoBooth freezes so I now use Quick Time Player to film anything), maybe something went wrong in the conversion process in iMovie?

    2. Why not convert directly in Toast or some other application then burn that to DVD ?

    Lately I have used "Burn" the free app that comes on a Mac. Drag the .mov file in and it quickly says "incompatible etc etc....convert ? etc" it speedily turns it to an mpeg which burns quickly in the usual way in Toast, or in Burn itself onto DVD.

  2. On 8/5/2012 at 9:36 AM, theoldarchiver said:

    Try making a disc image of your DVD with Toast, then burning that disc image with other software, e.g. Apple Disk Utility.

    If it burns without errors, then that would suggest your drive might not be the problem.


    Also, as you may or may not know, Verbatim sells discs in two qualities: The AZO discs (“superior performance and reliability”) and the ‘Life series’ (“good recording quality”). The latter is no more reliable than any other no-name/rebranded disc.


    On 3/1/2015 at 8:40 PM, tsantee said:

    See if it works with an external disc burner. If so, then the problem may be your internal optical drive itself.

    I just had the exact same problem and it's over EIGHT years later. I made an image and used Verbatim discs - and this is my first of this error.

    Time to JUNK TOAST !


  3. I have Toast 11 and a Mac running High Sierra. 

    I want burn a .toast disc image to DVD. It shows up on my desktop thus1795917215_ScreenShot2020-05-11at13_04_56.png.83ddafcba4f734cbb78025232a131d3d.png 

    It also appears in my files at 4.36 GB706305537_ScreenShot2020-05-11at14_54_10.png.1b7ad3dacf28a1c479a4761b44bf87be.png

    When I drag it into Toast it tells me NOTHING TO RECORD ??767116740_ScreenShot2020-05-11at14_55_01.thumb.png.93296a3c5d27cb9bafdd0332d44970a1.png


    ANYBODY FIGURE THAT ONE OUT PLEASE?  I can view it in DVD player, I can play it through and if I explore the folders  it shows it has all the contents I know it has, but burning it to DVD via this tried and tested route suddenly does not work. IDEAS ?1786662353_ScreenShot2020-05-11at14_54_31.png.682deb0bc4cb6c814653217ba3d340ee.png


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  4. On 2/10/2020 at 4:24 PM, cdanteek said:

    This is the General Chat area and your post will be moved to the Toast 11 forum.

    Your problem sounds like the laser in your burner can't handle the RW media anymore?

    Take your RW's and try burning them in another burner and see.

    RW's have always been if-eeeee I quit using them and burn ro -R or +R $0.25 -$0.30 and don't have RW frustration anymore.

    (Belated) Thanks for this but my drives still burn CDs without a problem.

    I followed the advice and bought some Verbatim DVD-Rs. I also got into the habit of burning an image first.

    After an initial success, I have just hit another brick wall.

    My attempt today to burn a 50 min compilation of 4 film clips which I checked were OK by viewing the Toast image I had made has failed twice using brand new DVD-R discs. I know the drives are OK burning CDs at least. I know the image is OK. I know Verbatim DVD-Rs are most compatible. I had a successful first attempt a couple of weeks back on a different project.

    What on earth can be wrong? I am trying a different route now, burning direct from the disc file I made straight to DVD-R. So the encoding process is under way - will keep you posted.


  5. Appreciate the reply.

    It's a coincidence though that neither my Mac Superdrive (built in) nor my ASUS external burner seem to like DVD-RWs any more, but you could be right. I could try erasing them on a DVD recorder, though whether a disc formatted on that is the same on a computer I'm not sure...


  6. I have been burning DVDs on my Mac for years using Toast 11. Recently I have had regular problems burning video to DVD-RWs. I had always used Verbatim, sometimes Maxell, DVD-RW, with no issues. Always a useful process to check the contents, picture quality, editing etc beforehand, is my thinking.

    In the past 12 months or so, I get regular refusal to burn to the DVD-RW. I get error messages but both the Superdrive and my external player refuse to use DVD-RWs Do they have a shelf life? My initial though was they were getting old, repeated erasing etc etc. But even newer DVD-RW s are rejected. I also note recently I have problems re-using CD-RWs as after 'erasing' them the contents is still there (even if I select option to erase fully). HOWEVER if I take the risk of burning direct to disc DVD-R invariably I have no problem (except I find I might have wasted a disc in the process!) 

    Could the issue be that I am using a more recent Mac OS (High Sierra) ? Or is Toast 11 the problem ?

    Or is it simply DVD-RWs wear out quickly?



  7. I'm not familiar with Warp, but I am a longtime user of iDVD and Toast Titanium. I'm currently using iDVD 6.0.3, Toast Titanium 11.0.4, and the El Capitan Browser. I've had no problems except for occasional issues getting Toast to recognize certain blank discs. As far as using Toast to create menus, forget about doing anything creative. The menus are extremely limited, and don't even allow for naming chapters.

    I agree Toast menus are limited BUT unless I am missing something iDVD is incapable of allowing clips to run without annoyingly returning to the Menu after each clip finishes. As fabulous as the menus look do you really want to see it every time a short video ends and have to manually move onto the next clip ??Please tell me there is a fix !!!!!!

  8. Hi All, I'm using Toast 11 (11.0.5) with OSX (10.6.8). I haven't had any problems with Toast 11 since

    it came out. I was trying to back up my data today and only got to 99%. It wasn't totally full, I think

    there was about 300MB left on the DVD. This is the second time that I have burned a back up data disc.

    The first time was Jan. 1,2012. That was OK. I don't know what update I was at in Jan. I update whenever

    one comes out. It runs fine with burning a HD DVD.

    Suggest you look at the size of the files you have included in the compilation. Hi def files in a compilation can cause this in my experience. After I converted some to Apple intermediate I successfully burned that compilation without it stalling at 99%

  9. If saving as a disc image doesn't work out, post this problem as a new topic and we'll try to work through it.


    Since i wrote this, I have "solved" this in a sense....It was to do with the size of the film clips I was trying to burn - I converted them to a slightly smaller format from 1920x1080 to 1290x720 - was it called Apple Standard or something similar. That worked and burned with good quality to disc.


    I would tell you more but i find Toast somewhat impenetrable and the help files/tutorials weak in that there is nothing of use concerning file conversion. I almost worked this through by accident, but achieved the end result i wanted at least. Not even sure i could do it again !


    Toast has many useful features, but the lack of guidance makes life difficult, even finding video files via the right hand window is a complicated process. For example where does the web video go ?? I successfully collect clips from e.g. youtube, but after closing down, and re-starting there are no files visible in the web video window at all. I know they are somewhere but clearly hidden ...

  10. Hi - am new to Toast and iMac but after years of Nero and Windows grief I made the switch.


    I have had problems burning files to dvd with the encoding stopping at 99% and the error message about insufficient space on DVD.


    Have tried bot Toast 11 and Toast 10 = same problem. I know from other posts this problem goes way back ... I do think it's to do with file types I am trying to compile in this project. 22 mins of the hour long compilation are MPEG-2, of which 2 are 1920 x 1080, 29.97 fps.


    It's not the lack of space on my HD - I have masses, it's not the type of DVD I've tried many.


    It's not the Toast version..I have set it to DVD...


    So my question is as this "lack of space" / "99%" issue ever resolved ? Not very technical here, so keep it simple !


    Meanwhile i will try and burn an image and then put that on DVD.


    Help !!




    I just checked. New Disc is grayed out until you complete having Toast burn a disc or save a disc image. Then it is active for starting a new project.