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    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.
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    Toast 10 size limitations

    Toast and macOS Finder calculate sizes differently. One DVD ≈ 4,700,000,000 bytes = 4.7×1000×1000×1000 = 4.7×(10^9) = 4.7 GB (base 10, as macOS, since Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard) One DVD ≈ 4,700,000,000 bytes ≈ 4.3×1024×1024×1024 = 4.3×(2^30) = 4.3 Gibibyte = 4.3 GB (base 2, as Toast)
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    How to mute audio when burning DVD-R

    Do you mean you want your video project to be video-only, no audio at all, even though the source has audio? You could do that in a two-step process: You could save as disc image. When it is finished, keep the window open. Temporary file of separate video and audio are in ~/Documents/Roxio Converted Items/ , e.g. foo.m2v and foo.ac3. Remove the audio file (important: if kept in place, then Toast will re-combine them), then replace the old video file with the converted one. Save as a new disc image file. Test in software player. Burn if satisfied.
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    Get ISO image file out of Toast 17?

    I haven’t confirmed this for v17, but for a long list of previous versions: you could save a project as a Disk Image file, which would get the .toast extension. If you rename that in Finder to .iso, then you’ll find that is is compatible with many Windows burning software. It won’t make your PC read the Mac file system (HFS/HFS+/APFS), but for DVD-Video (UDF file system) that is not an issue.
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    Toast 15 will burn MKV file Toast 17 says format not supported

    As a workaround, you could repack {x264/AAC} MKVs as MP4 losslessly and fast. Then Toast will probably accept the repacked MP4 file. A tool that could do this shift to a different container is Subler.
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    Toast 17 can't read v15 disk files & vice versa

    This happened several times before between major versions. So I kind-of expect the project file functionality to break with each upgrade, and not rely on it so much.
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    Toast 17 Titanium and Gracenote/CDDB

    The only alternative to Gracenote is FreeDB.org, but I don’t think Toast can be changed to make use of that, but some stand-alone tagger applications may be able to set such. Does it work better if you use Toast’s Media Browser instead of drag-and-drop of the mounted disc through the Finder? That should help getting the information directly from iTunes.
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    Vimeo or YouTube supported?

    Note that Toast 11 exports for these “internet formats” in specifications as set in 2011–2014, which may differ from current specification. (Remember Flash web video?)
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    Toast 17 Titanium and Gracenote/CDDB

    If you import your music from iTunes, then the tracks can already have meta data from Gracenote. Stand-alone meta data taggers can consult Gracenote/CDDB to add the information details to the tracks.
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    Toast 17 and .mp4 files errors

    I’m not familiar with the Sony A6300, so help me out with what kind of files it creates (codecs, etc.). See Invisor Lite if you are unsure. While I have seen those errors on occasion, I do not seen them that regular. It may be file specific, or something else about the computer.
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    Burning a DVD with Dolby Digital source

    Dolby Digital is a codec (AC3), not necessarily a channel count. Dolby Digital can be 5.1 or less, even 1.0 (mono). That being said, Toast re-encodes audio to stereo (PCM or Dolby Digital), unless the source (video+audio) is already compliant for the destination format (according to Toast). Compliant streams are copied as-is, including 5.1 audio.
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    Roxio Corel Please Fix This Error!

    That was reported to forum admins more than 5 months ago, and ignored ever since.
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    Toast 17.1 Download.

    MacUpdate has the link to the 17.2 Update file on Roxio’s servers. (448.2 MB)
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    Dragging many songs to the content area

    No application can do that, without making one big file. Such is the nature of an MP3 disc.
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    Video is rotated after importing

    What phone and what video format? Toast takes the MOV videos from my iPhone as-is, with the intended orientation. You may have to use an external editor, like iMovie, to do a rotation.
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    Unable to burn BD discs

    Last time I checked, Verbatim “DataLife” was still a good choice.
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    How to deal with .disc files

    .disc files can be Toast project files, with only a description and links to the content, as you can probably tell from the file size. Without the original linked files, the project files are useless. The project file would not be something to archive. You would normally open the .disc files from the File﹥Open menu, or by double-clicking the file icon. That part of Toast hasn’t changed at all. It could very well give difficulties across versions, as small changes in how the application wants information for a project, might render the old format inaccessible. In early 2007, Toast version 8 was released. Is Toast 7 or 8 a likely candidate for creating that file back then?
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    Won't Burn, Getting Message "the Connection Is Not Stable."

    Would that the 16.1 (4867) update, or did you get something else to fix it?
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    Toast 17 MAC and Mojave

    Mojave final is out. Does it still error?
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    Error message when burning on a BD- disc

    Mac OS Error Code -9999 stands for “cannotMoveAttachedController”. I don’t know what that means in this context, and it could even be a secondary error that isn’t related to the actual cause. One of the possible issues with encoding and burning in one go, is that the USB drive might go to sleep mode, and therefore not be ready when it is time to do the burning process. Set Toast to “Prevent App Nap” in the Get Info window in Finder. Set computer to Energy Saver to have the computer never sleep and to not “put disks to sleep when possible” (uncheck) during this. Alternatively, try saving as Disk Image first, to split the process in two steps, so you can do burning only when the first step completed successfully without errors.
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    WINZIP within Toast Pro 17

    Just a guess, based on previous experiences with other apps: Verify your date, time, time zone (location), as that may mess with certain authentication methods, if these are not set correctly.
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    Toast vs Creator NXT 6

    The users that frequent the NXT 6 forum may know more about its features than the users here.