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  1. hermie54

    Spin Doctor

    Forgot... I opened the newly saved file with track info in CD Spin Doctor from Toast 10: nothing there, so the new Spin Doctor doesn't save any editing afterall. Have fun, Hermie
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    Spin Doctor

    Yep, tsantee, you're quite right! Because... UPDATE... I victimized Rolling Stones' Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! for a test run. Hey, I'm not particularly keen on live albums but I just felt like it, OK? So here's how it went: the recording itself went alright, be it I had to enter all recording settings and not forgetting Save As again. For some reason it defaults to some weird format for saving I don't even know. I want untampered lossless bits and bytes so I can backup the recording and then eventually FLAC it for an upload later, so AIFF it is then. File saved and reopened. Guess what? A waveform appeared this time, me vewwy happy! Didn't last long though, cuz now came the editing. Works the same as before with some bugs I suppose. For starters all key combos to line up tracks for instance are gone and the play/pause button became unresponsive, meaning dragging the play needle back and forth continuously. Track info besides the title field was not remembered and everything has to be re-entered manually each time. Meaning stuff like Artist name which in this case remains the same for all tracks. A quick Save for keeping edits in case of a crash won't work either because the app is going to write the whole file again and of course defaults back to completely different audio settings. So I gambled and managed to more or less define all ten tracks and saved the file with a slightly different name. Reopened the new file and yes, you probably guessed it, all newly entered track info has vanished, nothing there. Niente, nada, zilch! So it might well be that SD doesn't really have an incompatibility problem with older version files, it just can't read its own track info by the looks of it. What a complete mess. I'll keep the files for the time being but have had enough right now. Have fun, Hermie
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    Spin Doctor

    OK, so I hooked up ye olde record player through pre-amp and gave this one a try. Yep, rec. level meters both responding to signal. So I pulled the line-in plug just a bit to get only one channel on speakers or headset. However, BOTH right and left rec. level meter still bouncing away quite happily. Hit record and let it go for a couple of minutes. Then hit Pause as to turn over record and continued a couple of minutes more. Stopped. For people who haven't done this vinyl to digital routine yet, the idea is to get both sides of the record in one file, hence Pause inbetween and not Stop. Anyway, saved the file as AIFF 16 bits (which like the input sensitivity has to be set EACH TIME after a crash or recording, a bit like Toast not remembering last settings). Opened it again from Spin Doctor File menu and oops... NO WAVEFORM. Closed, Quit and tried again: still NO waveform which leaves me with an unworkable display. The file plays OK, but in this test only the one channel and the "needle" progresses over an empty waveform field. How can it be that only one channel is recorded while both channels indicate incoming signal (yes, both meters on the same level, not one just a tiny bit of signal and the other one the lot). Something fishy going on here, perhaps? Conclusion is that not only is it incompatible with files created by an older version (yes, bladiblabla, I know, but as a consumer I don't care if development company or whatever has changed causing the subtle name change from CD Spin Doctor. It's the same app and should read my old files correctly), its Recording function is also unusable at the moment. Doesn't anybody check these things prior to release? FTR all of this happened on an i7 2.93 27 inch iMac running 10.6.7 using 8 Gig RAM. Have fun, Hermie
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    Why Are The Dvd Menu's 4:3

    Nope, I can't... When I close it it goes back to the main window, no matter what. So to sum it all up, at the moment I've got the Media Browser annoyance, both internal and external recorders burning at their lowest possible speed and an awful looking Spin Doctor that for now is incompatible with older versions. Right. Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 -Dog Slow-

    Hmmm, my Buffer Underrun has been Off since Toast 8 I think and still both my recorders write at their lowest speed with Toast 11. Toast 10 and previous versions managed to reach the writers' max speed. But then if I remember correctly this issue has been there before, ages ago. Dunno which version had it though. Have fun, Hermie
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    Why Are The Dvd Menu's 4:3

    Well, I'm sorry, but my Media Browser is most certainly NOT gone. It just reverts back to Toast's main window. If I select Options and then Quit and Relaunch Toast it's on the %#$*& Media Browser again. I also want it gone and only be there on demand. Which will probably be never. Anyway, keep up the good work please, tsantee. Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 -Dog Slow-

    Hi Ken, The setting you refer to is not in Preferences but part of the recorder settings and is unchecked. So this obviously is not the solution, sorry! Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 -Dog Slow-

    Burned another UDF DVD on my Testcorp external FireWire (can't remember what's actually in it) and that one went at 4x, which I think is its lowest DVD writing speed. The time remaining window went haywire as well. Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 -Dog Slow-

    OK, thanks again. Ehmmm, haven't we had more or less the same problem a couple of versions ago? Doesn't really matter, hope it get fixed soon. But then, I still think the old interface is a lot better... Have fun, Hermie
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    Spin Doctor

    Hmmm, it worked fine for me and I've made lots of recordings with it. But if now it turns out I have to keep old versions till the time they won't run anymore that means I can't trust Spin Doctor development and have to ditch it for something else. Pitty though and I hope some developer chimes in with some info about fixing this or not. Thanks for the info! Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 -Dog Slow-

    Just burned a Data UDF disk and it reached the staggering speed of 2x (yes, two times). This was on the internal Optiarc from my 27 inch Core i7 iMac with 8 Gig RAM. Toast 10 on the same machine using same drive and same Verbatims reached 8x with the slot loader. Ergo: problem with Toast 11. Haven't tried my external FireWire 16x yet, but will give it a go soon. BTW the timing in the recording window of course didn't match and when writing LeadOut it jumped to about the 50 percent mark. On the plus side: the disc runs fine in my SetTop DVD player DivX mode. Have fun, Hermie
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    Spin Doctor

    Well, Spin Doctor has been updated to 1.0.1 which I don't really get since it's just CD Spin Doctor in a new jacket with the CD dropped from its name, so why not go on with the original version numbering? Anyway, I gave it a try and have no idea what's supposed to be fixed. Not the main issue though, it still is NOT backward compatible and won't read tracks from recordings made with a previous version. Roxio or Sonic or whatever, can you fix this one please? I mean, I want to use SD to convert more analog stuff in the future, but if I can't trust the next version of the app being able to read old recordings correctly for tinkering there is not much point in doing so. Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 Please Stop Loading My Itunes Library...

    But with me it just goes back to Toast's main window. Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 11 Please Stop Loading My Itunes Library...

    Sorry, but doesn't seem to work for me. If I separate the Media thing and then hide it, it just reverts back to Toast's main window. When I select Options and relaunch Toast it's back at the Media Browser again. I don't just want it hidden, I want it gone and not loading completely. But it looks like I can't get rid of it. So it's back to Toast 10 until the slow burning issues and the Media Browser annoyance are fixed. Have fun, Hermie
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    Why ...?!?

    Same here! Every time I launch Toast 11 I get the media browser with a spinning circle instead of the options. Have never and will never use the media browser. So settings are not remembered, which is nothing new really. Looks like we're all beta testing again. Have fun, Hermie
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    Spin Doctor

    Well, it opens fast here on 10.6.6, but won't recognise the file's tracks. So at the moment I have to keep the old version around for tinkering with existing files. Haven't tried a new recording yet, though. I can't imagine the developers made this one not to read older files on purpose. There must be someone else around with older version SD recordings, if so can you check, please? Have fun, Hermie
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    Toast 10 Titanium audio dropouts

    Toast 8 gave a tick between tracks in a gapless autio CD. Now in Toast 10 I get dropouts. As usual nobody believes it nor does anything about it. Don't worry, I've lost faith a long time ago...
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    Toast 10?

    So no change at Roxio's then. Bug fixes? Nah, just release a new version for yet another money grabbing round. OK, it's their policy, fine. But not for me anymore. I've had it with 'em, I quit.
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    Gapless Audio Cd Finally Fixed?

    Hi all! Has anyone tried burning a gapless audio CD (or one with the original gaps in the files burned gapless without Toast 8's ticks) with Toast 9 yet? Still using version 7 for this since it has never been fixed in Toast 8. I mean, every new version puts on more layers of bloat, but basic functions seem te be on the back burner. Let's hope it works again in this iteration so I can upgrade. People who know what I'm babbling on about will probably agree that burning a disc from EAC extracted files with track change sounds inserted doesn't exactly do justice to the whole concept of EAC now, does it? Have fun, Hermie
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    Gapless Audio Cd Finally Fixed?

    Oh my... IT'S GONE!!! Must be dreaming. Listen again... Ear warmers on, here we go... There! It should occur there! But it doesn't. Which means it's vanished into thin air. Hell, I don't care where it's gone to but at last it is gone. The audible click between two tracks introduced in Toast 8 and carried into Toast 9 isn't there anymore. A while ago I gave up and went back to Toast 7 for burning bit-perfect audio discs and forgot about the problem, but now I finally gave Toast 904 another try. No idea what happened but the problem is gone. I even saved some disc images and then opened them up in Amadeus Pro to stretch the wave form. Nothing visible anymore there either. Goody, so now I'll finally ditch Toast 7 from my machine, which leaves 904 only. Just letting you know, guys. For me the audio part finally works fine!
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    How Do I Edit An Mp3 In Cd Spin Doctor?

    I don't think CD Spin Doctor is the right app to edit those gastly MP3 things with. It's not so much that it's compressed but it is LOSSY! Meaning that when you convert it to say AIFF you get an uncompressed file but what wasn't there in the MP3 of course isn't in the AIFF either. Me thinks you'd be better off with for instance Media Rage. See http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/MediaRage.html
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    Can't Capture Streaming Audio From Internet In Cd Spin Doctor

    Thanks tsantee! I looked for it and found it as a Package in Receipts but not the dot kext in my library. Looks like it didn't get installed somehow.
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    Can't Capture Streaming Audio From Internet In Cd Spin Doctor

    Makes no difference. I DiskWarrior every week and the options isn't there with me either. Is it OSX 10.5 only, perhaps? I'm still at 10.4.11, you see...
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    Click/dropout At Every Crossfade Point

    It's no use, Sir Cecil. I started moaning about this when Toast 8 arrived and it's still there. Meaning one still cannot burn a gapless audio CD with Toast 9, because the tick, dropout or whatever one wants to call it can be heard ON THE BURNED DISC! So I'm still using Toast 7 or Burn to get the job done. Having paid for Toast 6, 7, 8, 9 and some iterations of Popcorn doesn't seem to impress Roxio at all. I think it's sad to see that my Toast 9 is now reduced to burning Data discs only. For the other stuff Im quite happy with DVD2One, DVDRemaster and Burn. Oh well...
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    Toast 9.0.2 - Clean Install Using The Update?

    Hmmm, yes, sure, dunno. I mean, my 901 ESD download was about 25 MB larger then the 902 one. Not counting the plugin file, of course. Documentation or tutorial related, perhaps?
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