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  1. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Toast Bailed, Drive Still Spinning

    How to stop the CD drive? Roxio, you need to make the software check the drive on boot and provide a way to tell the drive to reset.
  2. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Considering refund...can't accept license

    Sounds to me like you can do whatever you please with your software. You purchased it, and Roxio won't take it back because it was sold through another vendor. They put in silly shrinkwrap license, and they won't honor the terms they wrote (they won't take it back if you don't agree.) Install it on as many machines as you'd like.
  3. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Why upgrade so I can make coasters?

    Every time I upgrade (always because I want to "stay current" so I can get support for current machines and operating systems) I can look forward to coasters until the bugs get fixed. I don't understand why you can't make it work the first time, and save the bugs for the stuff that doesn't matter. Seems every time I have to upgrade, 6, 7, 8, etc., stupid crap happens like happened to me today: Toast stopped talking to the DVD drive, and I've got a perpetually spinning drive with no progress and a program I can't even force to quit, so if I want to get things going again, I have to PULL THE PLUG. This crap really gets old.
  4. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Drive stops burning, keeps spinning

    Paid for the Titanium 7 update, and experienced constant headaches. Not even sure if the major bugs are all fixed in 7 yet because I basically stopped using it. I've been using VisualHub's burning features most of the time, lately. Now you want a paid upgrade to version 8. Won't happen. So, more buggy, more expensive, and rarely any official support. No thanks! I don't think I've used an update that didn't include new bugs.
  5. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    LMFAO!

    Paid for the Titanium 7 update, and experienced constant headaches. Not even sure if the major bugs are all fixed in 7 yet because I basically stopped using it. I've been using VisualHub's burning features most of the time, lately. Now they've moved on to version 8, with a "generous" upgrade fee of 40% off list. Looks like you did your best to chase away a customer. So, more buggy, more expensive, and rarely any official support. No thanks!
  6. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Drive stops burning, keeps spinning

    I repeat: TWO SEPARATE DRIVES that have exhibited no such problems before. Funny coincidence. Not likely ADDENDUM: Nevertheless, thanks for the suggestions that didn't imply must be the drive. As for troubleshooting, maybe it could have been a load-handling issue? I burned the same DVDs later after other video processes were complete (it has never been an issue before.)
  7. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Drive stops burning, keeps spinning

    That's a fairly silly response, since I specifically indicated the problem seemed new with 7.1.2, but I may have experienced it ONCE before. ADDENDUM: Not just that, but I also indicated it happened with two separate drives. BTW, the media is Verbatim, which hasn't seemed to give me any issues before updating to 7.1.2. Now that I've said THAT, I'd have to say it's pretty well unacceptable for software to run perpetually without noticing something is wrong.
  8. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Drive stops burning, keeps spinning

    Thanks for the helpful info (that it's nothing new) Richard. Since I hadn't experienced it recently (seems to me it may have happened once before a long time ago), and since every new version seems to have a new bug or two, I figured it was related to the new version.
  9. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Drive stops burning, keeps spinning

    Today I've made two coasters of the most infuriating kind. Somewhere in the process, Toast stops reporting progress and the drive continues spinning perpetually. The first time was on a Pioneer DVR-109 in my Dual G5, burning a Mac & Windows data DVD. It kept spinning when it was supposed to be "Writing Lead Out." Nothing ever happened for hours (I went to dinner just to see if anything would happen.) Currently, I'm waiting for a burn to finish on a Pioneer DVR-108A in a USB enclosure on my Dual G5, burning a Video DVD from a .TOAST image that Toast created a few days ago from VOB files I dragged to the program--the image worked just fine. Toast has said it has 00:09 left to burn for about a half hour now. In between, I successfully burned a data DVD in the USB drive. I may have burned a few discs successfully with 7.1.2, on the internal drive, but hadn't tried many. I suppose I'll have to go back to 7.1, and deal with ITS bugs, as at least it wasn't making COASTERS! The most irritating thing is the only way to get the disc to stop spinning is to shut down the machine (not just restart it) and start it all over again. I'd suspect the drive, but it happened on BOTH drives I have connected. It's obviously yet another new bug. It seems they're being manufactured faster than they're being squished. Update: I should have indicated this is OS X v10.4.8.
  10. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Data Disc Compression

    The first time I saved it as a disc image to see what it compressed to, and it was just over 3gb. I then tried to burn that image, and it said it was 5.26GB. I then trashed the image and tried to burn directly from the source files to Mac Only data disc with compression. I got the same message. I have just finished burning a disc for which I put the files in a .zip archive in the finder (2.93GB) and burned that to disc. It wasn't the best way, but it worked, which is more than I can say for the expected solution. Of course, I wouldn't have even needed to use Toast to do that, because I could have burned it from the finder after creating a .zip archive--but I chose to use Toast. ----- To answer your question specifically, I first tried the "Toast It" option in the finder by right-clicking the 3GB Mac only data disc image. After that didn't work, I tried burning mac only, compressed from the data disc pane of the Toast window, which also didn't work.
  11. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Toast thinks my MPEG2 files are music

    7.1.2 seems to have fixed that issue, thanks.
  12. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Data Disc Compression

    I made a Parallels Desktop image of my WinXP setup that's 5.29 GB. I figured that would fit on a single (Mac only) data DVD with compression, so I chose "save as disc image" to find out. Sure enough, the disc image is well under 4GB (so much smaller I considered installing other stuff in the image first, but decided against it.) I tried to burn the image, and I get the message: There's not enough free space on this disc: 2774147 sectors (5.29 GB) are needed, 2298496 sectors (4.38 GB) are available. I figured perhaps it was doing something stupid like trying to burn the disc uncompressed. So I tried it all over, without saving as a disc image. I get the same message, even though the "compressed" checkbox is checked. If I check the compressed checkbox, and the CONTENTS are 5.29 GB, it's obviously IGNORING the compression option and preventing me from burning. Similarly, the stupid software won't even burn an image that's well under 4GB because it interprets its contents as being larger than the disc. I'm just about ready to give up on this software. Every new version comes with a nasty surprise. ------ Incidentally, I just tried it with 7.1 and I get the same thing. WTF!? I burned one before and it worked. I also just did a new "save as disc image" to find out what the exact file size of the image (as reported by the finder is.) It is 3.05 GB. Toast is obviously capable of compressing it and putting it on a disc--it's just being obstinate (or rather, buggy.)
  13. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Toast thinks my MPEG2 files are music

    Well, the last few weeks I've been trying to author some new ReplayTV content, and wouldn't you know it?--7.0.2 now crashes on ReplayTV files...I don't know whether it has anything to do with 10.4.8 or what, but I'm just about ready to toss Toast, because lately, it can't seem to burn a DVD unless it was a RIPPED DVD being burned back to DVD. I could have kept my license to Popcorn and used it--I didn't have to waste the extra money on Toast.
  14. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    TV Standard feature in TOAST 7 Preferences

    I'm just an observer, but as for the part about having to mail a disc and wait for a response, perhaps you could do what I did and create a tiny .ISO file (a .toast file is a .ISO file with a .toast suffix!) as a test, which you could send to the recipient and have them mount it, instead of using the notoriously slow government-supplied disservices.
  15. What's the frequency Kenneth?

    Toast/dvd Menu Oddities

    I think I found a rather convoluted workaround. Use 7.0.2 to author a temporary bogus disc (this causes 7.0.2 to re-encode the files.) Use 7.1 to re-author the disc from the VIDEO_TS folder created by 7.0.2. 7.1 will demux the files and re-multiplex them, and create menus according to the 7.1 editing of them. Yeah...good luck remembering 6 weeks from now.
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