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    How Can I Get The Bloody Update?

    I am so happy for the geniuses on this site. No nonsense, just come right through with the answer!
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    How Can I Get The Bloody Update?

    Every time I open Toast, it says update 7.1.3 is available. Then when I try to get it, it won't complete the download and says it again the next time. Make it stop. Please.
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    How Can I Get The Bloody Update?

    HA! THANKS! THAT worked! It's downloading now! What's more, I found my earlier question was not for 7.1.3 but for when I had the same problem downloading 7.1.2. That time, I went by trial and error 15 or 20 times till SOMETHING worked--but I never understood what I had done different or better than any other time.
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    How Can I Get The Bloody Update?

    Thanks, oh great guru Tsantee. I was afraid I was missing something elementarily vital there. Thanks to Firefox, the download is now stalled at a more advanced level than with Safari. I got so far as to actually attempt it, when it said "DapPlugin is unable to locate Download Accelerator Plus. Please launch DAP to continue." So I downloaded Download Accelerator Plus. When I clicked on the icon, it opened iTunes, so I assume it did *something*, but every time I try to download the Toast 7 update it gives me the same message--to launch the thing. I dragged the Download Accelerator Plus icon into my Applications folder but it does not seem to have helped matters any.
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    How Can I Get The Bloody Update?

    Okay, this has been going on for some time. I don't hardly use Toast as everything connected with it is so excruciatingly difficult. I didn't want to touch it till I can have my Mac completely upgraded, but I have run into a problem as a videotape I am trying to convert won't play well on my VHS-to-DVD converter so I have to try it the hard way. When I click on the update, it doesn't start, but takes me to the Roxio website. I can't even FIND a Toast 7.1.3 update there! It looks as if I contacted support about this before and they said this: Thank you for contacting Roxio Technical Support In order to resolve the issue please try the following steps: -Update Mac -Clear the browser cache -In case you are using Netbarrier: 1. Open NetBarrier 2. Switch off the data-secure function and allow Roxio to show your last visit internet site -Also make sure the firewall is not creating the issue -You are directly connected to the internet I don't even understand what the first four steps MEAN. The fifth step, I'm pretty sure I don't have a firewall but I've updated this Mac so many times who even knows. I do know it automatically connects to the internet when I turn it on. Perhaps I really will have to wait until I can upgrade the Mac enough to handle Toast 8, to resolve this issue.
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    When I open Toast 7, it says an update is available. I've tried opening the update both ways, and it goes through this whole thing as if downloading, but then next time I open Toast 7 it still isn't updated. Someone please tell me EXACTLY what to do and how to do it! Thanks!!
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    Well, #$^@. After about 15 tries, somehow got it right that time. Thanks!
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    Last time I got all hopeful as it said it was mounting the disk image, but when I got the two Toast 7.1.2 icons from the desktop to the Toast folder, nothing acted any different. How do I *know* it's mounted? Just from the image appearing on the desktop, or is it supposed to "do" something else? By the way, I am running Mac OSX 10.4.9, and according to Software Update, my software is up to date. All disconnecting the Broadband device did was screw up my phones. I get high speed internet and phone service both through the same cable. The internet came back but the phones did not. The phone service supplier had an outside problem, and we were without phones for half a day, and no closer to getting Toast 7 updated. As I said, I HATE to touch those devices! It always results in some sort of mess requiring help to fix! Before following your instructions, should I throw away the 7.1.2 items I already downloaded, and start over?
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    No matter what I do either off or online, it still says 7.0.1. and keeps telling me 7.1.2 is available.
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    They never did email, and closed one ticket with no answer. I opened another one and received an answer but don't understand a word of it. How do I go about doing these things? The only thing I can't do is disconnect from the internet (if that is what they are asking) as the way my computer is set up, if it is turned on, I am online. I guess the only way I could disconnect is to unplug the internet devices (one is a modem and the other is broadband--or something--I don't want to TOUCH them!) I hope this is not necessary. Thank you for contacting Roxio Technical Support In order to resolve the issue please try the following steps: -Update Mac -Clear the browser cache -In case you are using Netbarrier: 1. Open NetBarrier 2. Switch off the data-secure function and allow Roxio to show your last visit internet site -Also make sure the firewall is not creating the issue -You are directly connected to the internet
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    So, how long does it take Support to reply? That was on Saturday, this is Tuesday.
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    Tried again, opening the update, and this time dragging everything into everything, and at least got a thing saying something about 7.1.2 being localized, but still doesn't show as that version when I open Toast. Can't figure it out, so opened a support ticket.
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    I threw away every Toast item in the Finder AND in the Toast Folder in Applications, downloaded 7.1.2, and it STILL keeps telling me I have 7.0.2 and need to update! (Yes, I threw away everything, so if it all doesn't come back if and when I do manage to update, I may have to be told how to restore certain things. )
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    No, I went into the Roxio Toast folder and deleted the 7.0.2. I also dragged all the other things into the folder, and when prompted clicked "Replace," but it still opens as 7.0.2 and tells me 7.1.2 is available. I don't know what else to do!
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    Having Trouble Updating Toast 7

    Yes, I am, and darn, I got all the files into the Toast Folder under Applications like it said, opened everything, all acted fine, but now when I try to open Toast it still says it is not updated! How do I mount? Thanks.
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    How Many Hours to a DVD?

    Thanks for the answer and here is a very quick basic rundown of what I was told elsewhere. Went to Best Buy trying to buy blank DVD -Rs and was told "+R is the new standard." Asked about this on an online forum and was told the Best Buy Boys were full of it. I'm now ordering disks online, but was told double, or as some insist on calling them, dual layer disks are expensive and hard to find, so presumably what I'll be buying is single layer -R. Was told to stick as close to two hours per DVD as possible. Some people said 70-75 minutes for best quality, but with this amount of material I'd never get through. I am grouping the material by subject so won't panic if some disks end up a little under two hours and some a little over. Was also told iDVD won't allow for anything over two hours so it looks as if I won't be using that. Thanks for the advice.
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    How Many Hours to a DVD?

    How many hours of movie material are possible to fit on a DVD, and is there an amount recommended not to exceed even if it fits? I have many hours of material I want to edit into a DVD set and would like to estimate how many DVDs it will take to complete the set. Thanks and appreciation for any help and advice.
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    Lightscribe Questions

    With my LaCie DVD +-RW 16x4x16x Double Layer Firewire Drive connected to my Mac G4 and eventual goal of making a bunch of CDs and DVDs, my questions now are: 1. Can I have someone else burn a CD on a Lightscribe-enabled disk, then send me the disk to label, or must it ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS be done at the same time on the same machine? The thing is, I plan to burn the DVDs myself, but as for the CDs, I'm having one friend do the photo CDs and another the music CDs, as both are professionals with the proper expertise and equipment for these things, and I'd much rather pay them to do these and waste my own time and effort hitting my head against the wall tearing my hair out attempting to make DVDs only rather than throwing in negative and photo scanning and music. So can I go ahead and either buy blank CDs and supply them to my friends, or instruct them what sort to buy, then burn professional-looking labels using Lightscribe after the fact when the CDs are finished? Same question with if I burn a DVD in my player's burner, can I then turn around and make a label using my Lightscribe burner? 2. As for the DVDs. I was instructed by those in the know online to buy Taiyo-Yuden as the most reliable brand, in DVD-R, and ONLY DVD-R format. Trouble is, I didn't know at the time I asked about DVDs that for Lightscribe labeling to work required a disk enabled for such labeling. (I haven't actually MADE a label yet--but I have learned THAT much!) So anyhow, I went online and can't find that Taiyo-Yuden manufactures ANY Lightscribe-enabled disks. Please inform me if this is incorrect. I went to several stores, and could find Lightscribe-enabled DVDs ONLY in +R format. Finally, at Best Buy, which I figured had the best selection and price and most knowledgeable staff, I asked why this was. The only brand they had featuring Lightscribe had CDs in +R and -R but DVDs only in +R. The Best Buy guys told me +R was the "new standard," and -R wouldn't be made any more by that company if by anyone. My friend doing the music says they're full of it. Are the Best Buy boys full of it, or not? If they are, what awful thing will happen as a result of having bought +R rather than -R? (I found only one DVD -R Lightscribe-enabled disk anywhere, made by HP.) If what I bought at Best Buy works, I've more than half a mind to keep getting disks that way, as those sold in bulk online don't include jewel cases. So by the time I bought a stack of disks at one place, an equal number of jewel cases at the same or a different place, then add shipping for all of the above, I'm probably spending as much or more than to buy them together all at once at Best Buy. IF they work, and IF something awful does not happen due to me having bought DVD +R rather than DVD -R. If something awful does happen, watch this space!
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    Lightscribe Questions

    For what the Lightscribe disks cost and the time they take, I'm thinking of breaking down and buying a printer which will print in color directly on disks which give better results for less.
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    Lightscribe Questions

    Yeah, and about the time I break down and decide to buy a color printer to make inkjet labels, they'll make Lightscribe great. Can't win.
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    Lightscribe Questions

    Thanks for describing that. People here http://groups.google.com/group/alt.video.d...da2da304c96cbd8 are mostly trashing Lightscribe and suggesting I drop the bucks on a printer which will do color inkjet labels so now I'm all confused. I still think the initial output for such a printer, then the cost of ink vs. the cost of whatever extra a Lightscribe-enabled disk is, plus the fact that I already HAVE Lightscribe, makes it the better choice, unless something about it really causes DVD playing problems.
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    Lightscribe Questions

    Thanks. I had some concern with printed labels and also with the expense involved in printing directly to a disk surface. I will stick with Lightscribe for awhile and see how I like the results since I already have it and it won't involve buying anything, including labels or ink, other than the proper disks.
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    Lightscribe Questions

    P. S. And must Lightscribe labeling be done IMMEDIATELY after a burn? What if you want to do an elaborate label that takes time, such as selecting, lining up, and placing a picture, or fitting on a bunch of titles? Is there any way to set it up before or afterwards or must it ALL be done RIGHT THEN as the burn is finished?
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    iMovie Alternatives?

    What video editing programs are available to Mac users besides iMovie and what are their advantages and relative costs? Thanks.
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    iMovie Alternatives?

    I mostly liked iMovie 3 until it started acting up. That could have been one of the much-talked-about "bugs" and iMovie 6 might be fine. It's just that some people called it a "toy program" and recommended getting a "real" one, and I was boggled by all the choices.
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