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  1. I have posted a couple of questions about burning 96/24 high resolution music file on DVD-R and gotten no help that actually allowed me to do it on either the Apple forum or on the Roxio forum, but I now have a solution, cobbled together from several sources and suggestions by friends: One can use Roxio's CD Spin Doctor to record 96/24 music files, but I have not been able to burn them to DVD using Toast 9. I have been able to down-rez them to 48/24, which throws away half the data but still sounds very good, but even that limits me to about 45 minutes of music from only one single recording session on a disc. However, one can import those files to Audacity 1.2.6a for powerPC, edit the files and divide them into tracks manually if desired, then drag and and drop the files into Toast 8 music DVD with the resolution custom set to 96/24, and burn them to DVD. The resulting DVDs sound excellent with only very subtle differences, if any, between the recording and the original. This is vastly better than burning CDs, which can sound pretty good but the information loss is audible and obvious. The CDs sound like CDs. The 96/24 music DVDs sound like the original records. This probably works with other versions of Audacity on an Intel Mac, but I haven't tried it on my MacBook yet. However, IT DOES NOT WORK USING TOAST 9; but it does work with Toast 8. AND one can make longer DVDs with files from multiple sessions, I suspect 100 minutes long or longer, but the longest I have done so far is about 82 minutes. Audacity can be used to digitize music files at 96/24, though I haven't done that yet either. So far I have just taken music files recorded over the past 2 years with Spin Doctor that I had previously tried unsuccessfully to burn with Toast 9. I imported the files to Audacity edited them, and burned them with Toast 8, and that worked just fine, but only with Toast 8. In reference to another posting on the Roxio forum, I do note that there is a minimum one second break between my edited tracks. I would really like to have zero second breaks between tracks (like one can do on CD), but apparently I can't do that. But at least I can now have high resolution music on DVD. I do have a question that I don't have a solution for. How do you make a music DVD that will play all the way through without pausing or stopping, but without repeating endlessly either? If you check continuous play, it will play all the way through, but then repeat (ad nauseum) unless you get up and manually stop it. My work around is recording some blank tracks or lead-out grooves from old LPs for a minute or so after the end of the program, to give myself a chance to get up and stop it before the album starts to repeat.
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    burning 96/24 music DVDs

    Years ago I bought Toast 5 and later 6 to make CD copies of records in my collection. It worked fine. The CDs sounded great in the car, but not so good in the house, where I could compare them to records and hear significant loss of information. Actually they sounded as good and sometimes better than commercial CDs, but any CD involves some loss of information compared to a good analog source. A year or so ago I bought Toast 9 so that I could make 96/24 music DVDs from some records in my collection because the music and sound was so much better at the much higher resolution. I never was successful at that although I did manage to make a couple 48/24 recordings, but that really wasn't satisfactory because that means throwing away half of musical information and resolution, although they did still sound much better than CDs. I have used Spin Doctor to make 96/24 recordings. What I would like to be able to do with Toast is use it to make music DVDs at 96/24 resolution from my Spin Doctor recordings. If I have an album that is more than 45 minutes long I would like to be able to put the whole album on one DVD. And actually, since a 96/24 music DVD should be able to hold more than 3 hours of music, I would like to be able to put several albums, each with multiple tracks auto-defined, and titles listed manually, on the same DVD. This I was not able to do even at 48/24. The maximum I could get was one 45 minute or less subdivided take on one DVD. If I sent tracks from one LP to Toast 9, I could not open another Spin Doctor file and send more tracks to the same music DVD. In one case of a 53 minute album, recorded in two parts since Spin Doctor wouldn't let me record more than 45 minutes in one take, I couldn't even put the whole album on one music DVD. Neither the manual nor multiple contacts with Roxio Customer Service was able to make it possible to do what I wanted to do. I have a G4 Powerbook running OS 10.4.11 and a Macbook running 10.5.8 currently (I was running earlier versions of 10.5 when I was trying Toast 9). Is there any Toast user on any Roxio forum who has been able to use any version of Toast to: 1) make 96/24 music DVDs with multiple auto-defined tracks and titles listed? 2) put several such albums (several hours of music) on the same music DVD? If so what version of Toast allows one to do this and was it done on a MacBook or PowerBook G4 running what OS version?
  3. KimW

    96/24 Music DVDs

    Years ago I bought Toast 5 and later 6 to make CD copies of records in my collection. It worked fine. The CDs sounded great in the car, but not so good in the house, where I could compare them to records and hear significant loss of information. Actually they sounded as good and sometimes better than commercial CDs, but any CD involves some loss of information compared to a good analog source. A year or so ago I bought Toast 9 so that I could make 96/24 music DVDs from some records in my collection because the music and sound was so much better at the much higher resolution. I never was successful at that although I did manage to make a couple 48/24 recordings, but that really wasn't satisfactory because that means throwing away half of musical information and resolution, although they did still sound much better than CDs. I have used Spin Doctor to make 96/24 recordings. What I would like to be able to do with Toast is use it to make music DVDs at 96/24 resolution from my Spin Doctor recordings. If I have an album that is more than 45 minutes long I would like to be able to put the whole album on one DVD. And actually, since a 96/24 music DVD should be able to hold more than 3 hours of music, I would like to be able to put several albums, each with multiple tracks auto-defined, and titles listed manually, on the same DVD. This I was not able to do even at 48/24. The maximum I could get was one 45 minute or less subdivided take on one DVD. If I sent tracks from one LP to Toast 9, I could not open another Spin Doctor file and send more tracks to the same music DVD. In one case of a 53 minute album, recorded in two parts since Spin Doctor wouldn't let me record more than 45 minutes in one take, I couldn't even put the whole album on one music DVD. Neither the manual nor multiple contacts with Roxio Customer Service was able to make it possible to do what I wanted to do. I have a G4 Powerbook running OS 10.4.11 and a Macbook running 10.5.8 currently (I was running earlier versions of 10.5 when I was trying Toast 9). Is there any Toast user on any Roxio forum who has been able to use any version of Toast to: 1) make 96/24 music DVDs with multiple auto-defined tracks and titles listed? 2) put several such albums (several hours of music) on the same music DVD? If so what version of Toast allows one to do this and was it done on a MacBook or PowerBook G4 running what OS version?
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