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  1. Matt Caz

    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    I sincerely appreciate your hard work in figuring this out and sharing it with us.
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    I've even tried Nero Platinum running under Parallels and it works, but it wants to re-encode everyhing. Tried Leawoo, it strips out 7.1 digital sound to 2 channel. Toast strips 7.1 as well and won't even down code to 5.1. Using 7.1 AAC which Toast is supposed to support AAC, it won't work. My Frustration level is SKY HIGH!
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Well I've known all along since Corel bought ROXIO that their customer service SUCKS and since they seem to have the only "BluRay creation" program that you can stick a .m2ts file in and not have it spend hours encoding it, I'm stuck and keep paying the ransom. When will I learn? When will someone make a program and have customer service that actually listens and responds?
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Did you get a Serial number for V20? I bought the download version and had no issues. Sorry you got V19.
  5. Matt Caz

    Problems registering Toast 20 pro

    Thanks for this info.. I noticed that when I registered and wasn't sure what was going on.
  6. Matt Caz

    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Your welcome, glad they both work.
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Hi Pat, I don't work for Roxio but I'll try and help as much as I can. 1- You'll need to do this ALL in NEW LAYOUT and I seem to remember where I was able to add a video by dragging it to the left of the little menu icon. I haven't really played with this feature but when I do, I'll post about it. (Just Tried it.. DIDN"T WORK) 2- The video thumbnails will play the video that is for that added file. I'm not sure what you're looking for on this one. As for removing text, have you selected it and then hit the delete key? I don't know if that will work either (DIDN"T WORK EITHER). I've posted plenty of "pissed off owners of Corel Roxio Toast" but please remember, this is the first version they have released with custom menus and I'm sure they won't put it thru the paces like the users will. 3- As for subtitles, additional audio etc, you're looking for features that used to exist in DVD Studio from Apple and other higher end programs. If these capabilities exist, I haven't found them yet but then again, I only got the program upgrade yesterday. Matt
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    If you have the Pro version you can enable bluray burning. I don't know if it's a seperate plugin any more or if it's part of the main code that is activated. As for Monterey, I'm sure they''ll update it for compatibility. I'm not going to jump on Monterey because being an early adopter of Big Sur drove me crazy with issues. If you do decide to upgrade, I found a code to save and extra 20% on the upgrade: 20ROXIOSAVE Matt
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    SUGGESTIONS FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS: 1- Fix the menu system in the NEW INTERFACE so it doesn't add 4GB to the file size (and if the menu actually takes 4GB, somethings wrong!) 2- Allow Us to select if we want to re-encode or not with the same settings options as the Classic Interface has. 3- Allow us to design a menu and then save it and import it into Classic mode, or put the design engine in Classic mode as well.
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    CRASH! I HAVE 64GB RAM AND A 6 CORE I5 2019 IMAC 27" COMPUTER RUNNING BIG SUR. The file I was trying to burn to a bluray disc image was the same file shown in the picture in the previous post. It got to 40% within 1 minute then the other 29 minutes it just crawled until it crashed. Not feeling so good about this new version now. I'll test the same file in Classic Mode and see what I get. UPDATE: I just dropped the same file in classic mode with a menu and it multiplexed and burned it to a blu ray disc image in less than a minute! Also, In the "New Mode" If you have add a menu, any menu, it adds 5gb to the file size bar. I removed the custom menu I had and burned the 2.5gb file to a disc image and it multiplexed and burned in less than a minute just like classic mode. CONCLUSION: the "New Mode" menu system is a killer during the encode burn process. I do expect that it does have to encode for the menu, but so did Classic mode and it did the menu and the file in less than 1 minute.
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Here's a picture to highlight the file size issue. This file was taken right off a BluRay that Toast 19 made and it's only 2.5GB in size, but look at how big Toast 20 says it is. UPDATE: It seems that any time you add a menu in the NEW Layout, it adds about 4gb to the file size.
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    What I like so far: 1- Creating custom menus. This looks like a great addition to the software and it has very good editing capabilities from what I've seen so far. 2- Looks like Corel fixed the problem in Classic Mode where you clicked on Edit one of the video's and it would NOT display the video so you could accurately set beginning/end of the clip. I just tested it on .mp4, .mov and .m2ts and they all show the videos now. About Time it got fixed! What I don't like so far: 1- Can't create custom menus in Classic Mode where we can better control the burning process 2- When you load a video, the filesize isn't showing the file's actual size based on the bit rate and there's no control over the bit rate. 3- It seems in "New Mode" it wants to encode everything and it took 21 minutes to burn a 3.8GB file to a toast disc image Is the Upgrade worth the $$? It seems to me that Corel must have actually hired someone to work on Toast that knows something about creating video discs because the program seems much smoother in it's operation than any other version since Corel destroyed Toast after they bought Roxio. I will continue to learn about the "new mode" when I need custom menus, otherwise I'll keep using "Classic Mode" where I can have more control. If Corel would allow custom menu import into Classic Mode , THAT WOULD BE GREAT, OKAY! Matt
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Example video capture of a basic custom menu with the buttons under the main part of the screen and the text color changed to white. MenuDesignhorizontal.mp4
  14. Matt Caz

    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Simple Custom Menu with 3 videos and a 30 second video clip with audio in the background NOTE: custom menus CANNOT be used in classic mode so no control over encoding. I didn't select a 16x9 background video or it would have covered the whole window. Also, I didn't play with the button styles or text colors. This was just a quick video to show a basic custom menu. FirstCUstomMenuwithVideo.mp4
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    Initial Thoughts Review on Toast 20

    Creating Custom Menu and Burning BluRay The Guide on creating a custom menu needs some work but I think I have it figured out. You can add a video with sound or an image once you click on the background editor button. For a video you can select a 30 second segment in the video you select and it will loop when it's played. I haven't tried it in "Classic Mode" yet because I don't think you can do custom menus in Classic. I'll update this post after the current burn to disc with a custom menu is finished. It's been 8 minutes and it's only 57% thru the burn. For anyone that wants to cruise thru the help guide here's the link: https://help.corel.com/toast/v20/en/official-help/index.html#page/toast%2Fh1-introduction.html%23 Here's the link to the comparison of the standard vs pro software https://www.roxio.com/en/products/toast/pro/#compare
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