Okay I bought the new Toast 8 AND Popcorn 3. Downloaded and installed them both, and entered my registration CD-Keys for each product. I even came back on and registered them both on my Roxio profile. I thought I was in hog heaven and home free.
Toast 8 was installed and worked okay. Made a disc image which wrote to disk okay, then I went to Popcorn 3 to burn the Toast image to a disc. When I went to open Toast 3 I did my usual dragging the image file to the new Popcorn image on the Dock bar. There was a brief jumping and highlighting as if to load, then nothing. I then tried clicking on the Dock image, then the Popcorn 3 file itself in the Applications folder, and nothing happens, except for the brief highlighting (darkening) of the Finder when an app first starts up then it blips out and doesn't load. Why did Popcorn 3 open and accept my registration when I installed it, then refuse to open again ever after?
Okay, on thinking about it, when I dropped the Popcorn 3 folder into Applications, I noticed that it was named different and wouldn't overwrite the earlier product. Since there were no instructions to remove Popcorn 2.1.2 included, I didn't think about it and didn't dump the older file. Also, I had in mind possibly patching Toast 7 & Popcorn 2, if the patch becomes available, so I just left it there.
In the course of the evening, I pushed several discs into the MacBook Pro's internal DVD, and Popcorn popped up. I assumed it was Popcorn 3 using the old prefs file, which was set to open Popcorn when a blank disc is inserted, and simply closed Popcorn without looking at it. It wasn't Popcorn 3 but Popcorn 2 which was opening while I wasn't paying attention.
So I dumped Popcorn 2 and Toast 7.1.2 into trash (to prevent it, too, from accidentally opening), then tried again; same results, no Popcorn after a brief highlight. So then I dumped the Popcorn 3 app, emptied the trash (including old Popcorn and old Toast), reinstalled Popcorn 3 from the file I downloaded, and it acts exactly the same way; Popcorn 3 will not open.
My downloads were very slow, since the only thing I have available to access the Internet are random WIFI hotspots, so I suspect that the file I downloaded is corrupted somehow. I also downloaded and applied the Toast 8.0.1 update, when Toast notified me of its availability (thanks). Anyway that's all I know to try next, downloading a replacement file, which means downloading my purchase again and I don't know if I can, and I don't know if I can upgrade without the earlier Popcorn 2 being on my hard drive (since I deleted it).
The other thing I have thought of doing is removing the Preferences file for Popcorn, and I don't know how that will work and I don't know if I can find it to remove.
HELP! I don't know what to do. I've re-downloaded my order using the Order Search page, and re-installed it over the earlier Popcorn 3 install (overwriting the earlier install) and it is still not working; not starting up even to accept my serial number. I compared the earlier download with the one I just downloaded, and sure enough, they are different sizes: 1st download, 159,476,381 bytes; 2nd download, 159,474,835 bytes. I also downloaded the Toast 8 Upgrade again, and they are exactly the same, at 147,381,635 bytes. Until I can get it working, I am stuck with a working Toast 8, and a useless Popcorn 3 which cost me $29.95. Next I guess I will try finding the preference file and deleting it; any help (including where Popcorn installs its files) will be appreciated.
I hope this is helpful to someone, in here or out there. This could be a Leopard glitch; I'm hearing about some serious problems, including http://tomkarpik.com/articles/massive-data...bug-in-leopard/.