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  1. Effectively a repost of my question re: Toast 14, which was never answered. I bought Toast 12 about a year or so ago (and apparently right before Toast 14 was released), and at the time there was an issue with the "Reencoding: Never" setting when creating a Blu-ray disc that, if you had encoded video as H.264, it would attempt to re-encode anyway - and "never" finish (read as: after 24+ hours I gave up). The "workaround" for Toast 12 was to encode as MPEG-2, which appeared to work - but Roxio appeared to ignore the issue and move on to Toast 14. Is anyone currently using Toast 15 to burn H.264 encoded video using the "Reencoding: Never" setting - and does that actually work within a "reasonable" amount of time (read as: close to actual running time of content, but not more than double; e.g. no more than 4 hours for a 2 hour running time)? Separate but related, looks like there's already complaints/issues in this forum about Toast 15 on both Yosemite and El Capitan. How "stable" is the latest build of the app on El Capitan 10.11.5 (or 10.11.6 for that matter)? Someone I know is asking me about whether they should get the Blu-ray plug-in for their copy of Toast 11, or upgrade to Toast 15... and I'm wondering whether they should bother with either. Personally, I've only used Toast 12 with the Blu-ray plug-in to make a single Blu-ray project with multiple tracks/titles because Compressor can't do that; but otherwise, all my projects are single track/title and I just use Compressor (as it's both stable and easier for me). Toast doesn't otherwise appear to provide any additional "features" for creating Blu-ray discs that Compressor doesn't cover (and both appear to be severely limited when comparing Blu-ray menus to DVD menu features, but that's another topic entirely). Based on the complaint/issue posts in this forum, I'd be hesitant to buy any version of Toast until after a) macOS Sierra is released in the fall and Roxio updates Toast accordingly - and fixes the existing issues (just in case there was any question about that, eh?). It otherwise appears to be a "dead" product that Roxio keeps "poking" just to sell more copies (*cough* cash grab *cough*) without actually fixing issues between releases.
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    Toast 14 Not Working On Mac

    If that's the case... complete failure on the part of Roxio to not take OS security features into account and work with them instead of against them. Having to turn off security features in order for an app to work isn't an acceptable long-term solution.
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    Toast 14 Problem

    Not using Toast anymore myself (gave up after the issues with 12 that apparently still haven't been fixed), but... if you can have it create a disc image file instead of using the optical drive, you should be able to either open the disc image file with Disk Utility (Yosemite and earlier) or right click the disc image file and "Burn... to disc" in the Finder (El Capitan, and likely later).
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    Best Workflow? Fcpx > Toast 14 Pro Bluray

    Personally, for "standard DVDs" I'm using the outdated, obsolete, but yet otherwise surprisingly still working FCS3 on El Capitan along with the current version of Compressor. Still using chapter marks in FCP, export as a Quick Time (reference) movie, using the export option of "DVD Studio Pro markers". Those are picked up by Compressor during import, then I pull the resulting .m2v and .ac3 files from Compressor into DSP, and when I'm ready to create a disc, I have DSP create a disc image file, and then just right click and "Burn... to disc" in the Finder. I haven't yet seen FCPX myself (wasn't aware it could do image files o_O), but I'm guessing that you could do something similar, up to the point of creating the disc image file (which Compressor can do, but with very limited menu options, which is why I'm still using DSP). Once you have the disc image file, you don't need any other apps. Re: Blu-ray discs, I'm using the same exact process, but leaving DSP out of the equation (since it only works with DVDs), and using Compressor to create a Blu-ray disc image file. After that, same process of right click on the disc image file, etc.
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    Toast 14 Says Project Is Too Large To Burn Dvd-Video

    Here's some potentially really dumb questions... Could it be referring to the amount of storage on your boot device, and not the recordable disc? I know that some built-in functionality in OS X requires sufficient space on the boot device in order to "stage" content prior to burning (e.g. if you were to burn a 4GB folder to disc, it would probably need *at least* 4GB to "stage" a disc image file prior to burning it). Or, could Toast be trying to re-encode the VIDEO_TS folders prior to burn, using (significantly?) less compression than how they're currently encoded? *If* that were the case, needing 14GB of storage to stage a disc with a final size of 4.38GB sounds plausible - depending on the running time of the source media and whatever encoding settings it's trying to use (almost sounds like it may be looking for ~1GB per VIDEO_TS folder, plus ~4GB to create a disc image file to be burned to disc). Alternatively, if it's trying to re-encode the VIDEO_TS folders, the resulting output could potentially come out to ~14GB, in which case trying to change settings to "Reencoding: Never" might help (if it works at all; see my related topic/post).
  6. I bought Toast 12 about a year or so ago (and apparently right before Toast 14 was released), and at the time there was an issue with the "Reencoding: Never" setting when creating a Blu-ray disc that, if you had encoded video as H.264, it would attempt to re-encode anyway - and "never" finish (read as: after 24+ hours I gave up). The "workaround" for Toast 12 was to encode as MPEG-2, which appeared to work - but Roxio appeared to ignore the issue and move on to Toast 14. Is anyone currently using Toast 14 to burn H.264 encoded video using the "Reencoding: Never" setting - and does that actually work within a "reasonable" amount of time (read as: close to actual running time of content, but not more than double; e.g. no more than 4 hours for a 2 hour running time)? Separate but related, I've seen a pile of complaints/issues in this forum about Toast 14 on El Capitan. How "stable" is the latest build of the app (Toast 14.1?) on El Capitan 10.11.5? Someone I know is asking me about whether they should get the Blu-ray plug-in for their copy of Toast 11, or upgrade to Toast 14... and I'm wondering whether they should bother with either. Personally, I've only used Toast 12 with the Blu-ray plug-in to make a single Blu-ray project with multiple tracks/titles because Compressor can't do that; but otherwise, all my projects are single track/title and I just use Compressor (as it's both stable and easier for me). Toast doesn't otherwise appear to provide any additional "features" for creating Blu-ray discs that Compressor doesn't cover (and both appear to be severely limited when comparing Blu-ray menus to DVD menu features, but that's another topic entirely). I'm also suspecting by all the recent e-mail spam from Roxio re: Toast 14 on sale that a newer release may be imminent (seems to be an annual "thing"). Based on the complaint/issue posts in this forum, I'd be hesitant to buy any version of Toast until after a) macOS Sierra is released in the fall and Roxio updates Toast accordingly. It otherwise appears to be a "dead" product that Roxio keeps "poking" just to sell more copies without actually fixing issues between releases.
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    Toast 14 Not Working On Mac

    I wouldn't be, either; never had someone in a tech support role ask for that to troubleshoot their own app. Given both the track record you described of not answering e-mail, and the apparent track record of issues with Toast that go unresolved,... sorry, but I wouldn't trust 'em. I'd rather stop using the app and find another solution (oh, wait, I did that)... Personally, for Blu-ray, I use Compressor to create a disk image file and then Finder (used to be Disk Utility before El Capitan) to burn the image to disc. For DVD, I'm (still, surprisingly) using DVD Studio Pro (yes, I know it's "ancient" from a support perspective). I tried Toast a year or two ago (can't remember how long, but it was Toast 12), mainly for a project where I wanted more than one track/title on a Blu-ray (which Compressor can't do). It worked, but I had to first encode as MPEG-2 instead of H.264 as Toast 12 is broken with regard to the "never re-encode" option with H.264 (tries to re-encode anyway, but after ~24+ hours, the job is still running - never bothered to waste the time to see if it would ever complete at all).
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    Creating A Blu Ray From An Imovie Project

    Hmmm... someone more familiar with this may have a better answer, but it almost sounds like you somehow created a QuickTime "reference movie" from iMovie that doesn't contain the actual movie, but rather references to the files that do - and perhaps Toast doesn't know how to handle that. I don't normally use iMovie myself (prefer FCP), but... perhaps you need to export the movie first in a format that Toast knows what to do with?
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    Toast 14 Announced

    Oddly enough, I'm in the middle of a project for which I would've liked to have had the "alleged" menu options... and I haven't otherwise finalized duplication. I'm *tempted* to pick up 14 Pro, cross my fingers, and hope/pray that it won't be a(nother) waste of time, effort, and money. My FCS2/FCS3 install still appears to be stable on OS X 10.10.3, but I cringe every time I look at a Blu-ray menu with less "creativity" than I can get with DSP.
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    Upgrade From Toast 8 To Toast 12

    Aye, not surprised that they skipped from 12 to 14; guess they're actually superstitious enough to avoid a release number of 13. Out of curiosity, I thought to check Wikipedia to find out when Toast 12 was released; somewhat surprisingly, although the page was "last modified on 28 April 2015, at 12:53", it notes that the "stable release" was considered to be 11.2.0. Granted the page is not likely maintained by anyone at Corel/Roxio, but still somewhat amusing/interesting that... for a product released close to a year ago (based on what appear to be the oldest entries in this forum), the most recent edit from ~2 months ago didn't consider changing the "stable release" to 12.x. The release of 14 now somewhat explains why the bugs in 12 haven't been addressed; seems they've abandoned it and moved on.
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    Font Size In Menu

    Nice; wasn't aware of this - thanks for the info. Haven't tried it yet myself, but at least now I know where to look. Btw, I didn't find them in my user "~/Library/Application Support" folder, but rather in the system "/Library/Application Support/Roxio/Toast Menu Styles" folder.
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    Cannot Burn Dvd With Toast 12 - Ok W/ Toast 6 Lite (?)

    I had to go back and re-read your original post... so, I'm guessing that you're using Toast 12 and changed the destination to be a disc image file,... which is probably sitting on your Mac somewhere with a filename extension of ".toast"? I'm not familiar with how to use Toast to make discs from disc image files, but it can be done with Disk Utility (which is what I normally use for such things). If you double-click the file, it should mount the disc image. From there, you could run Disk Utility, select your file from the list of mounted disc images on the left, and then click the "Burn" button in the toolbar; insert a blank disc, and Disk Utility will check it and say "Ready to burn" - at which point, click "Burn". Hope that helps...
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    Cannot Burn Dvd With Toast 12 - Ok W/ Toast 6 Lite (?)

    Hmmm... sounds like the info from the "iMovie Library" in the Movies folder (I didn't know it created one, but I should've expected it; similar behavior to iPhoto and iTunes to have its own "library folder"); as such, that's just a collection of files, and not just one specific exported file. In order to try this myself, to get an individual file/movie as the output, I had to be in iMovie (specifically on the Library tab of the window), go to the File menu -> Share -> "File...", give it some info about the movie, click "Next...", then give the file a name and choose where to write it (sounds like you used the Desktop; I tend to follow the default folders and used my Movies folder). When that finally completed, I went out to the Finder, opened a new window, selected the Movies folder in the sidebar, located the file, selected it, and did a "Command-I" ("Get Info") on the movie file itself. Based on how I had it set up, under "General" it reported "Kind: MPEG-4 movie"; under "More Info", it reported: Dimensions: 1920x1080 Codecs: AAC, H.264 Color profile: HD (1-1-1) Duration: 02:34 Audio channels: 2 So, to make a long story short ("too late!"),... when you were in iMovie, did you use the File menu -> Share -> "File..." method to write your movie to a standalone file,... or did you just track down your "iMovie Library" and try to bring that into Toast? If the latter, I'm guessing that Toast has no clue how the "iMovie Library" is organized (and doesn't care, either); you probably have to "share" an individual movie to a file and then try to bring that into Toast. Good luck...
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    New To Mac And Toast, How To Use

    Okay, I *think* I see what you're trying to accomplish; correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you want to make a backup copy of your Windows 7 install disc,... is that right? Is there a particular reason why it needs to be in "ISO" format? In any case, Toast appears to have a number of choices, depending on which may work for what you're trying to do. One would be to select the "Data" button in the main Toast window, choose "ISO 9660" from the drop-down menu in that window, "Select..." the (mounted) disc image, and then set the Destination to be "Disc Image". Another would be to select the "Copy" button in the main Toast window, set "Read From" to the (mounted) disc image, and then set the Destination to be "Disc Image". Not sure which of these, if either, would produce a disc image suitable for your purposes, as I don't normally work with ISO images. Personally, just for making a backup copy of a disc, I'd use Disk Utility, create a disc image file from the source, mount the disc image, and then use Disk Utility to burn the backup copy. Hope this helps.
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    Problems With Roxio Toast And Burning On A Mac

    Wow... I haven't seen a "buffer underrun" error in years - as in, back when creating your own disc was still a new concept. From what I recall, it was in reference to the system not being able to keep up with the write speed of the drive, although with newer/modern hardware, I wouldn't normally expect to see that. My personal preference when creating discs is to write a disc image file from the app, verify the disc image with an external player (e.g. the DVD Player app), and then use Disk Utility to burn the disc. Otherwise,... can you provide a bit more technical detail on your current setup? Mac model, OS X version, iMovie version, Toast version (guessing 12 since you posted in this forum), blank disc brand, type (DVD-R, DVD+R) and speed (8x, 16x), etc.?
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    Cannot Burn Dvd With Toast 12 - Ok W/ Toast 6 Lite (?)

    That seems... unusual. I haven't used the new iMovie for OS X Yosemite myself, but have used it in the past. I'm guessing that you're doing an export from iMovie and then trying to import that file in to Toast? If you select the file in the Finder, do a Command-I ("Get info"), and then look at the "More Info" block, it should give details about dimensions, codecs, etc. What's being reported? Perhaps the file was written in a format or with a codec that Toast doesn't recognize. I had a similar issue this afternoon trying to use an unrelated app to convert a file exported from FCP into a format usable by PS3, and got "garbage" video; turned out the export used DV/DVCPRO - NTSC which the app didn't understand.
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    Toast Titanium 12.1 Update Has Been Released!

    Unsure that they'll actually "fix it later"? Not being anywhere near as familiar with the history, the UI itself seems completely different from what I last saw (Toast 6?),... which may also be because that version couldn't actually produce video discs at the time (don't recall). In any case, I don't mind the UI itself, but a) they need to fix these issues immediately (the product shouldn't have been released in this state), and would be nice to be able to set up multiple custom chapter/index menus similar to iDVD. The only other one I'm using myself at the moment is Compressor, which isn't much of an alternative, as it appears Compressor can only create single track discs; i.e. you put everything you want into a single file/stream/track with (or without) chapter marks, and tell it to "Create Blu-ray disc" as the "job action". I've seen others in the OS X App Store, but had tried Toast first having used it in the past. Now I'm wondering if I've wasted my money on it...
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    Cannot Burn Dvd With Toast 12 - Ok W/ Toast 6 Lite (?)

    I'm also having issues with Toast 12... but to your question re: getting a disc image on to DVD, you should be able to open the disc image file using Disk Utility, then select the disc image file in the sidebar, and click on the "Burn" button. Disk Utility should then prompt you to insert a blank disc.
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    Error Messages During Burning In Toast 12

    It sounds like the drive came with some sample Blu-ray M-DISC media; it's "archival quality" media that's (literally) designed/expected to last 1,000 years (vs. the typical 20-30 year lifespan for well-cared for optical media). If you're not familiar with it, check out the mdisc.com web site. I'm currently involved in a "conversion/archiving" project to go back through all my own personal videos (including some which I currently don't have on disc), bring 'em "up to date", and make (at least) one M-DISC copy of each.
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    Toast Titanium 12.1 Update Has Been Released!

    Aye, tried to trash the Toast files from ~/Library/Preferences; had to reboot in order to empty the trash, as one of them was still in use, even though the application wasn't running (highly unusual)... no change in behavior afterwards. Also tried to reinstall as you mentioned and... no change in behavior. The only "upside" seems to be that, after attempting to use MPEG-2 vs H.264,... it "appears"* to produce usable results. With MPEG-2 content and reencoding set to "Never", it takes ~4-5m to go through multiplexing... and then appears to repeat that step a second time (if it's "supposed to do that", it would be helpful if the status window showed "pass 1", "pass 2", etc.). After that, it spends a couple of minutes in "rainbow frisbee" mode (i.e. showing app is busy, but not updating the status window at all, which is misleading and gives the impression that the app has stopped responding), before finally showing that it's "filling the RAM cache", and then moves on to "writing", which... having set it to write a disc image, appears to take unusually long for the ~18.8GB file it creates (close to an hour). * in the sense that it creates a disc image file and Roxio Video Player can read/play it, although player performance is... inconsistent at best I haven't yet tried to burn a BD-R from the disc image file - that'll be next; after which, I'll need to check the disc in an actual Blu-ray player (in this case a PS3). I'm not sure it would be fair to say "worst app ever", but I'm having a hard time trying to think of an app I've had a worse experience with (and that's going back to apps on a Mac SE with System 5.0). Given the current "outstanding issues", it appears... "irresponsible" ...for Corel/Roxio to have released 12 at all in this state; it seems to have suffered from a typical management/corporate officer directive of "get it out the door now, fix it later".
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    Toast Titanium 12.1 Update Has Been Released!

    Well, I can add the following. Left it running overnight, and it was at 85% when I got up this morning (so again, ~1% per hour). Out of curiosity, I checked Activity Monitor, and found that it had read ~16GB+, but only written ~128KB... which led me to think that it was not yet at a point of writing anything (other than structures), and was still analyzing/evaluating content... but for 8-10 hours? o_O Given how I have my system set up and resources arranged, and since the above appeared to indicate it was getting hung up or otherwise "crawling" while reading, I thought I'd re-encode the lot and write everything out to a separate device - and use ONLY that device. Did that and... same behavior. Also out of curiosity while this latest instance was running, I thought I'd check the Console for messages (error or otherwise). What I found was... interesting; but neither enlightening nor encouraging - with (de)emphasis on the latter. 06-13-2015 1:16:55.152 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: WARNING: The Gestalt selector gestaltSystemVersion is returning 10.9.3 instead of 10.10.3. Use NSProcessInfo's operatingSystemVersion property to get correct system version number. Call location: 06-13-2015 1:16:55.256 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 0 CarbonCore 0x9ab6d291 ___Gestalt_SystemVersion_block_invoke + 135 06-13-2015 1:16:55.256 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 1 libdispatch.dylib 0x929b0130 _dispatch_client_callout + 50 06-13-2015 1:16:55.256 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 2 libdispatch.dylib 0x929b00b5 dispatch_once_f + 251 06-13-2015 1:16:55.256 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 3 libdispatch.dylib 0x929b10d8 dispatch_once + 31 06-13-2015 1:16:55.256 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 4 CarbonCore 0x9aae669d _Gestalt_SystemVersion + 1050 06-13-2015 1:16:55.256 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 5 CarbonCore 0x9aae57c0 Gestalt + 150 06-13-2015 1:16:55.257 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: 6 Toast Titanium 0x00072a45 _ZN22CCompressedImageReader15LoadDIFrameworkEv + 57 06-13-2015 1:17:49.287 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: CGContextSaveGState: invalid context 0x0. This is a serious error. This application, or a library it uses, is using an invalid context and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system stability and reliability. This notice is a courtesy: please fix this problem. It will become a fatal error in an upcoming update. 06-13-2015 1:17:49.472 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: CGContextSetCompositeOperation: invalid context 0x0. This is a serious error. This application, or a library it uses, is using an invalid context and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system stability and reliability. This notice is a courtesy: please fix this problem. It will become a fatal error in an upcoming update. 06-13-2015 1:17:49.477 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: CGContextFillRects: invalid context 0x0. This is a serious error. This application, or a library it uses, is using an invalid context and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system stability and reliability. This notice is a courtesy: please fix this problem. It will become a fatal error in an upcoming update. 06-13-2015 1:17:49.481 PM Toast Titanium[1206]: CGContextRestoreGState: invalid context 0x0. This is a serious error. This application, or a library it uses, is using an invalid context and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system stability and reliability. This notice is a courtesy: please fix this problem. It will become a fatal error in an upcoming update. 06-13-2015 1:22:56.000 PM kernel[0]: process Toast Titanium[1206] thread 90940 caught burning CPU! It used more than 50% CPU (Actual recent usage: 94%) over 180 seconds. thread lifetime cpu usage 90.126651 seconds, (87.634867 user, 2.491784 system) ledger info: balance: 90005235721 credit: 90005235721 debit: 0 limit: 90000000000 (50%) period: 180000000000 time since last refill (ns): 95698446512 06-13-2015 1:31:44.000 PM kernel[0]: process Toast Titanium[1206] caught causing excessive wakeups. Observed wakeups rate (per sec): 153; Maximum permitted wakeups rate (per sec): 150; Observation period: 300 seconds; Task lifetime number of wakeups: 128200 Given what you mentioned re: Roxio vs. Corel, I think I've spent as much time on this particular effort as I'm willing to give it (more so, actually). Consequently, I think I'm going to abandon Toast until the next patch/update and see if that actually fixes anything. In a way, it's too bad, as it looked like it might be useful for "simple" projects that I wanted to create both Blu-ray and DVD discs for; i.e. it appeared as if I could set up a Blu-ray project, save it, duplicate it, then change the settings to produce a DVD, and let Toast do all the encoding for both. However, I'm more interested in being able to create Blu-ray discs from externally encoded sources, so... looks like it's time to play "The Waiting Game™".
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    Toast Titanium 12.1 Update Has Been Released!

    Well, thanks for responding anyway. First! Huzzah! \o/ MPEG-2? For HD content? Seems... unusual. o_O Although, probably not that unusual, considering my project... Well, on the main screen under Menu Style, there's a "Customize..." button; clicking on that and going to the "Encoding" tab, under the "Video" section there's an option that reads "Reencoding", which I set to "Never", as I was doing the encoding externally. Even if it was ignoring that setting, I would have expected the same behavior on the first item in the project... unless this is a "bug"... errr... "undocumented feature" that it only works with the first item and not with subsequent items. I would guess/hope not, as neither the encoded files nor the setting under "Customize..." is MPEG-2 (the one under "Customize..." says "MPEG-4 AVC", even though I have "Reencoding" set to "Never" anyway). Well, I certainly don't necessarily expect it to be accurate to within fractions of a second, but "some" semblance of "reasonably close" should be a reasonable expectation. I wasn't aware of the "Prevent App Nap" option; have set that - will see if it makes a difference. "For the record", on my latest attempt, having taken ~3-4m to reach 68% and complete the first item, it then took almost the entire past 6 hours to reach 75% - and was still on the second item. Selecting the poster frame from the edit window *does* work, but... it seems to defeat the purpose of having audio preview (especially with the AU filters, although I'm not using any and, although each of the 3 are set to "None" by default, I've also tried manually de-selecting the "Enabled" checkbox on each to ensure that it wouldn't even try - doesn't seem to make a difference). I've also tried going into Toast's Audio preferences, manually selecting "Built-in Output", and unchecking "Show advanced audio mastering settings". Additionally, while trying to use the "AU Filter..." button on the item, it reported all 3 effect numbers as both "Enabled" and "None" by default (seems a bit redundant). If I uncheck them all and then use "Edit..." to try to preview the track and check the "AU Filter" tab, all 3 still show as both "Enabled" and "None". At this point, I'd have to say there are definitely some serious issues with Toast 12.1 on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 if the interface isn't even consistent. Thanks; I appreciate your taking the time to reply. I haven't used Toast in "ages" and, while it didn't have anywhere near these features back then (Toast 6 maybe?), I also don't recall the product having anywhere near so many issues. Hopefully a dev or support tech will actually read these, investigate the issues, and there'll be an update "Soon™". I'm going to try a complete shutdown and reboot, log in with startup items disabled, make sure Toast is the only app running, let it go overnight, and see how far it gets. I would hate to have to go back to FCP, re-export the track with the "self-contained" option, and let Toast do all the encoding, but... if I can get a "workaround", that'll let me at least continue to make progress while waiting on a "solution".
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    Toast Titanium 12.1 Update Has Been Released!

    Just bought Toast 12 with the Blu-ray plug-in, applied the 12.1 update. I'm trying to create a Blu-ray disc image to start with to avoid burning "coasters". Project has 3 titles/tracks, each were externally encoded as H.264 and AC3 via Apple's Compressor. I went through the custom settings, and selected "never" for re-encoding. Having selected a disc image as the output destination, it sat at the 1% mark for ~2m, then took another ~1m to "multiplex" the first title/track (~1h 23m running time, ~12.5GB of data) and reporting it was now 68% complete. It then moved on to the next one (~26m running time, ~5.5GB of data), and... has spent the last ~30m crawling its way up to 70%. It *seems* to still be doing actual work (Finder isn't reporting it as "not responding", and I occasionally see activity if I stare at the progress bar long enough), but... "what the heck"? o_O I can understand if there's an occasional pause during "multiplexing" while it has to create structures, but would otherwise generally expect the "slow but steady" progress when it was ready to transfer content that's otherwise not going to be re-encoded. Separately, unrelated to the above but related to Toast 12, when I first started using it, I was able to get both video and audio preview via "Edit"; now it appears to be video only, no audio. Toast is set to use the "system default", which is currently a 19" HDTV connected via HDMI,... and all other audio from the Mac is fine (iTunes, system sound effects, etc.) - it's just Toast that's stopped providing audio output. Additionally, if I try to use the player via "Edit" to locate a frame to use as a "poster frame" via "set picture", it seems that if I start from the beginning, I can pause it and select one. However, if I go too far and try to "scrub" backwards, it then stops playing video at all... unless I drag the pointer all the way back to 0:00:00 and start over.
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