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    Blu-Ray Disc won't play on Sony or any other Blu-Ray player

    I have taken the same path you have. I worked with the Toast technical folks for nearly an entire month and nothing they suggested would work. Frankly, I grew very disgusted with their approach. Besides getting useless suggestions, they seemed unwilling to respond to what I would send back to them as a result of trying what they recommended. I provided detailed written descriptions and screen shots. But their response was simply more unhelpful suggestions. Eventually, since I was using Apple's Final Cut Pro X, I contacted their technical support and they helped me figure out how to burn Blu-ray Discs with chapter markers. The result is not as elegant as I had hoped with Toast but at least it works. It is really too bad that Apple discontinued IDVD as that truly worked in the past. I have found no other option that seems capable of replicating what I could do before with that application. Frankly, I think Corel should be called out for selling a product with functionality that neither works, nor can be "fixed" by their own technical people. I have posted reviews everywhere I can to alert consumers about this. And, of course, I requested and got my money back. But this comes after chewing up multiple Blu-ray Discs in the process of discovering that the Toast "experts" could not help me solve this problem. For what it is worth, I went through this exact situation in 2020 with Toast 18 and was told they would be issuing a new version that would work. Well, Toast 19 Pro arrived and we are in the same place. While I realize that a lot of the world has turned to media accessed in ways other than DVDs, there still is a need for this in many instances. If you happen to be using the same Apple application I am for video editing, let me know and I'll tell you what they did to help me burn blu-ray disks with chapter markers.
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    Blu-Ray Disc won't play on Sony or any other Blu-Ray player

    From your reply, I am concluding that our exchange has been too difficult for you. So I will not be bothering further with this. Instead, I am contacting Corel directly to see if this can be resolved. You state that I am complicating what is very simple. You might be right. But I thought the simple part would be to just import my video file into Toast, add chapter markers, and then burn a disc. From what you have advised, I might be mistaken. If so, then I will hope that Corel will clear this up. Frankly, the path I have taken, based on your suggestions, is much more complicated than what I had expected. You are right, of course, it is difficult trying to give instructions in this way. That is why I tried to be as specific as I could about what was happening. It might be that this is not helpful. But, since we cannot have a person-to-person call on this topic, I don't know what else to try. Again, thank you for the effort you have made. "I chose this option: H.264 for Blu-ray. " Why you choose? Once you clic on create BD, it is automatically selected everything by default! The file coming out of FCPX is already ready. more look at the bottom line: during authoring your BD it was not able to create the menu. BDs require menu, like DVDs. To create a basic menu: this operation is available in compressor, by clicking on the bar "selected golden clips 5" a window on the right side should appear. it is very difficult to give instructions by this way, but you have not to interpret: by interpreting, and so, changing things, you complicate what is very simple. Please, follow the help instructions, in the suitable menu.
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    Blu-Ray Disc won't play on Sony or any other Blu-Ray player

    I appreciate your suggestions and am trying to make this work. Unfortunately, I am still having issues. So, let's start with what I believe you are advising and then I'll explain the outcome: 1. I did go back and put chapter markers in the original material. I had not done that before because I had assumed this could be done within Toast 19 Pro. From what you have said, I still need to do this first in FCPX. 2. I opened up Compressor and clicked on the "add" button so that the "settings" window would open. Following your instructions, I clicked on "create blu-ray" and that resulted in a window having the two sub-settings showing for the imported file. I will attach a screen shot showing this window. 3. You next said that was another window to show details for the audio and video options. I am not sure what you are referring to. On the upper right of the Compressor window is an icon that brings up windows with details for each of the subcategories under the "create blu-ray" option in settings. You said this would make it possible to change titles size and so on. But I thought this would be done within the Toast application. Can you clarify this? 4. Since I had already put chapter markers in the video file, I decided to click on "send to batch." 5. The result was a failure and I am including a screen shot to show this. I am hoping you can explain what I am still doing wrong. I have been reading the online manual but am still not able to find specific information related to the problem here. Perhaps you could direct me to the manual section you think is relevant. Sorry for having to continue to bother you about this. But it is very important to me and I will look forward to your further suggestions. Thanks. Thank you for getting back to me. Unfortunately, I have tried to follow your advice but have not been successful. So, I am going to offer a detailed description of the steps I have followed and hope this will offer you an opportunity to help me find a solution. As I mentioned in my first email, I am working on a large video project and am using Final Cut Pro X as the editing application. Having finished the editing, I followed your suggestion and sent the file to Compressor. I found that I had to download Compressor from the App store. After that, I noticed that there were three options when I tried to use Compressor: 1. New Batch 2. New iTunes Store Package 3. New IMF Package I chose New Batch. Compressor then displayed a window and I’ll attach a screen shot of this. Note the name of the file “Selected Golden Clips 1.” I double-clicked on this name and this file was loaded into Compressor. Next I clicked the “add” button for “Setting” and the window for this opened up. I am attaching a screen shot of this window. Among the options was a set under “Create Blu-ray/AVCHD.” I chose this option: H.264 for Blu-ray. Your email said I should use the H.264 option to create what you call an “image disk.” Next I clicked on the “Start Batch” button and a progress window showed a small window in the upper right hand of the window. Once this was finished, a file was saved to an external folder and I will add a screen shot of the folder contents. The name of this file is: “Selected Golden Clips 1-H.264 for Blu-ray 264.” You indicate that this would be an “image disk” that could be burned by Toast. However, when I tried to import this into Toast, it would not accept it. At this point, I am assuming that there are steps required that I did not follow and hope that you can offer a more detailed description of what I need to do. I sincerely hope you can help me as this has been a long and frustrating search for an answer. Thank you.
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    Blu-Ray Disc won't play on Sony or any other Blu-Ray player

    Thank you for getting back to me. Unfortunately, I have tried to follow your advice but have not been successful. So, I am going to offer a detailed description of the steps I have followed and hope this will offer you an opportunity to help me find a solution. As I mentioned in my first email, I am working on a large video project and am using Final Cut Pro X as the editing application. Having finished the editing, I followed your suggestion and sent the file to Compressor. I found that I had to download Compressor from the App store. After that, I noticed that there were three options when I tried to use Compressor: 1. New Batch 2. New iTunes Store Package 3. New IMF Package I chose New Batch. Compressor then displayed a window and I’ll attach a screen shot of this. Note the name of the file “Selected Golden Clips 1.” I double-clicked on this name and this file was loaded into Compressor. Next I clicked the “add” button for “Setting” and the window for this opened up. I am attaching a screen shot of this window. Among the options was a set under “Create Blu-ray/AVCHD.” I chose this option: H.264 for Blu-ray. Your email said I should use the H.264 option to create what you call an “image disk.” Next I clicked on the “Start Batch” button and a progress window showed a small window in the upper right hand of the window. Once this was finished, a file was saved to an external folder and I will add a screen shot of the folder contents. The name of this file is: “Selected Golden Clips 1-H.264 for Blu-ray 264.” You indicate that this would be an “image disk” that could be burned by Toast. However, when I tried to import this into Toast, it would not accept it. At this point, I am assuming that there are steps required that I did not follow and hope that you can offer a more detailed description of what I need to do. I sincerely hope you can help me as this has been a long and frustrating search for an answer. Thank you.
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    Blu-Ray Disc won't play on Sony or any other Blu-Ray player

    I wanted to join in on this issue and here is the situation I am now facing: I have been working on a large video project. My computer is an Apple Mac Pro, running the most recent version of its operating system (11.2). The video editing software I use is Final Cut Pro X (Version 10.5.1). After finishing the project, the file was exported in the .m4v format. I then used Roxio Toast 19 Pro to import the video file and put chapter markers on it. After this was complete, I tried to burn a disc. I am using an ASUS BW-16D1X-U burner. The size of the file created with Toast was approximately 27GB so I used a Verbatim Blu ray dual layer disc that holds 50GB. The disc appeared to be burned correctly. But I could not view it on either of two different Sony Blu Ray players. I don't get an error message on the window to indicate a disc is unreadable. But when I click on that icon, the player tries to play the disc but then just returns to the original screen. After contacting the ASUS technical support, they have not had any reports of problems like this. I am currently trying to get the Roxio people to help. But, frankly, they failed me in the past so I'm not sure what to expect this time. I am now wondering if the issue is related to the Toast 19 Pro application or if it has to do with the Sony Blu ray players I am using. For what it is worth, I burned the .m4v file onto a Blu-ray Disc and it was recognized and I could view the content with a Sony player. But, if I try to add chapter markers with Toast 19 Pro, I get the problem described above. This suggests it has to do with Toast application. If this cannot be resolved with Roxio, I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for an alternative to Toast 19 Pro? I will attach a screen shot of a Toast 19 Pro window that shows where things were just before I clicked on the "Burn" button. Many thanks to anyone who can help. Toast Screen Shot.pdf
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    Toast 14 Compared To Idvd

    Ever since Apple decided to stop supporting iDVD, I have been looking for software that would take its place. Now I am wondering if this new product from Roxio will do this. For those unfamiliar with iDVD, it offered various background themes, the ability to import chapters and give them labels. Above all, it sort of "wrapped around" the functionality that allowed the viewer to either play the entire video or else choose a specific chapter. It allowed for music to be playing in the background. And, of course, it allowed for a DVD to be burned from within the application. It also allowed for the creation of a disk image. I would appreciate hearing if the new product from Roxio will handle this. Many thanks.
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