John, Sorry for the tardy reply.
First I download my material via firewire from my mini dv player. It is directed to go to my external hard drive. It goes there as a .dv file or dv movie, same thing.
If I go file>open and try get them, that's when they are greyed out.
If I go to the hard drive via my desktop icon they are not greyed out. BUT. when I drag them to Toast (onto the video page, as instructed) I hit the record button and I get the following error message.
"Interface Error -50 The connection is not stable."
Then I get a message saying
Drive reported an error
-Sence Key=illegal request
cannot write medium-incompatable format
Before I upgraded to OSX10.4.8 I had no problems.
I've upgraded to Toast 7. I've changed all the connections. I've Zapped the PRAM. I've changed which hard drive the material origantes from. I've tried different brands of DVD.
It used to be so simple.
Can you help?
Here are my computer specs.
Machine Name: PowerBook G4
Machine Model: PowerBook3,4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 667 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.3.7f3
Any suggestions will be very appreciated.
The next message says
"Couldn't set up the track for writing"