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  1. theoldarchiver

    Burn Large .mov video to 1 DVD

    What is the runtime of the video? A Toast encoded DVD can hold up to 2.5 hours of video at an ‘average’ quality level (3200 kbps), and less duration for optimal quality.
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    [mp4] is in an unsupported format and cannot be imported

    Do these MP4 play in QuickTime Player? Toast uses QuickTime for decoding some of the source files. What are the video codec and audio codec used in the file? Use Invisor Lite if you don’t know how to find that out.
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    "stuttering" / "choppy" video on Toast-burned DVD

    Verify if the frame rates match for the source file and the output file. If needed, convert first to the output frame rate, before handing the file to Toast. That would be 29.97 fps for NTSC countries and 25 fps for PAL countries.
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    Mountain Lion

    The only partial functionality in 10.8 is ‘Live Screen Capture’ do not support native resolution, this because of a limitation/bug of OS X 10.8 ‘AV Foundation’. as a Roxio Support staffer has pointed out in the past.
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    How to add SRT?

    Unfortunately, Toast has no built-in support for subtitles.
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    Toast Titanium 18

    It would be weird if this issue is only occurring on playback on a specific device. Any DVD player, including software DVD players, should play the same. Can you test on any other player as well? The high speed audio would then be a conversion error, possibly induced by uncommon audio characteristics of the source audio (e.g. not 48 kHz). Toast should convert it correctly, but odd audio in the source would be something to look for. What does it say for the audio specification after you add the file to Toast?
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    Mixed Mode CD

    I’m not up to v18 yet, but in previous versions, you had to unlock the legacy formats in Preferences.
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    MyDVDPro encoding

    Yes. Video will be re-encoded, unless the software finds that the streams are compliant for the destination format. In practice that means that for compliancy the streams must be encoded by this software in a previous session. Only then will it recognize that it is compliant and will burn as-is. I haven’t found any encoder settings/options in other software that is accepted by Toast as compliant.
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    Is the HD-BD Plugin for Toast 18 64bit?

    The plugin is not a true plugin in the sense that it is not called upon to execute code from it when needed. The plugin unlocks a capability in the main application(s). So it doesn’t really matter if the installer is 64 bit, unless you run Catalina first and then try to install it.
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    Making Blu Ray disk

    The bottom drop down menu is for selecting the media (disc capacity), not for selecting the disc structure (Blu-ray Video). The Blu-ray specification allows for either MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 (or VC-1). MPEG-4 is advisable in most cases for Blu-ray. For getting to know Toast and Blu-ray burning, it is advisable to use rewritable discs, if your set top player supports that. Then you won’t waste discs in trying.
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    Result Code = - 5000

    If the error is indeed about permissions, then try repairing the permissions for system files and folders. On macOS 10.10 Yosemite or earlier, you can Repair Permissions in Disk Utility on a selected disk. On macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later, that option is removed, as macOS itself should keep system permissions as they should be, and disallow others (e.g. installers) to change any of that. Besides the permissions for system folders and files, there are also permissions on other folders and files, e.g. in the user directory (including Desktop). You may have to check those manually (Get Info﹥Sharing & Permissions). Make sure the files that you want to burn have at least read access.
  12. theoldarchiver

    Toast Burnt Blurays On Xbox One

    I thought that they would open that up, and start supporting BD-R, BD-RE, after an announcement in late 2016?
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    Menu question

    If you don’t want the clips to start playing automatically, then you should leave unchecked ‘Auto-play disc on insert’. Note that DVD player software and hardware may have settings to override this, and start playback of the first item anyway, or continue where it left off the last time. Use the Menu button to return to the menu if that happens.
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    The number of buttons are adaptive to the number of clips, up to a maximum, then it becomes a multi-page menu.
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    Yes, that is possible. And that is even the default behavior. Add video files, and each clip will be on the menu. After playback of each selected clip, the view returns to the menu.