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  1. jeff2018

    Stuck At 99%

    I am also having this problem of being stuck at 99%, using Version 11.0.6. I see these posts are from awhile ago it seems and Roxio still hasn't fixed this problem. Now that is pretty pathetic!!! I have purchased 5 versions of Toast and this might be the worst! It may seem to be related to what drive you are using I have a feeling. My old Formac single layer DVD drive (aka a Pioneer DVR105 mechanism) doesn't seem to exhibit the problem but my newer LaCie d2 double layer DVD drive does as did an Asus SBW-06d2X-U Blu-Ray recorder did as well. Not sure what to do at this point. Toast used to be my "GO TO" DVD/CD recording program but at this point not sure it is worth much unless I/Roxio can figure out how to make this problem go away! Very very frustrating and very disappointing!
  2. jeff2018

    Chapters Not Working

    It seems that the chapters do not work for me. They show up on screen fine and I can navigate through them but when I select a particular chapter it seems to hesitate and then just go to the first chapter. The first chapter when selected does work and begins the video but selecting any other chapter just does as described. Any ideas as to why this is happening?
  3. jeff2018

    Editing Video

    Thank you for your help I will give that a try. I didn't even know you could do it in Toast. The Documentation for Toast 9 leaves a LOT to be desired so any help is welcome. Thank you so much!
  4. jeff2018

    Editing Video

    I have been attempting to edit out commercials on a .ts file that was recorded with my Eye TV Hybrid. I am running Toast 9.07 (260) on a Mac Mini using Max OSX 10.6.3. I have the "fine" option selected and set my edit points and then save it to a disc image as a Blu_ray onto a DVD-5. When I then check the video a second or so of some commercials are not edited out. I am 99% sure I am doing everything correctly. Can I assume the even in the "fine" mode the editing is not exact? Anyone with any idea how to precisely edit out the commercials please let me know. Thanks.
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    Editing Video

    Will Toast then edit the H.264 or DV stream with more precision?
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    Error -18768

    I have been getting the message and error after attempting to convert TS files, whose content is 1280 x 720p with 5.1 surround sound, to Blu-Ray using DVD DL disc. The total size of the TS files 7.66 GB and so should fit with any compression I believe. Message: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Couldn't complete the last command because of a Mac OS Error. Result Code: -18768 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This same message and error has come up twice. Anyone know what this means exactly and a possible solution? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Jeff Bivans
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    Dolby Digital 5.1

    I am attempting to record Blu-Ray quality on a DVD-RW. Now I have done this in the past successfully and it has worked using an m2t to ts file. The high-def video I have been able to get to transfer fine at 720p. However, the audio is indicated by Toast 9 as Dolby Digital 5.1 but when it is actually recorded, on the disc, and played back on my Sony Blu-Ray player it is only in Dolby Digital 2.0. I have successfully done this in the past, however, now it is not working. The only change is the m2t file source. The oddity is that, in the past, the original m2t file I would edit in MPEG Stream Clip, cutting out the extra content, but MPEG Stream Clip will no longer open the file to edit. So I am now using VLC and using the Export Wizard to stream the video to save it in MPEG TS format and then using Toast Video Player to edit content. The extra content are commercial which are in Dolby 2.0. Toast 9 recognizes the remaining content as Dolby Digital 5.1 throughout the process so, it would appear anyway that, it should be recording it as such. Like I said, I have done this successfully in the past. Am I overlooking something obvious here or has anyone else had a similar problem?
  8. jeff2018

    Dolby Digital 5.1

    Yes, that does seem to work in Toast 9. I have never had any problem with Toast 9 recognizing m2t files actually but I could not edit them properly. I had to use VLC to convert this time. I will be curious to see this week when my Eagles game is broadcast on CBS as opposed to Fox whether there is any difference. It does seem to have something to do with the source as to what program will or will not work. But, so far, Toast 9 (and I assume 10 also), has really been great with Blu-Ray. It is a shame that there isn't a program for Blu-Ray that can edit like Apple's DVD Studio. I guess FCP can but my system can't handle that. I am using an over 10 year old Mac (Blue and White) that has been upgraded. I really need a new system!
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    Dolby Digital 5.1

    It seems I might have finally figured it out. I use VLC's Export Wizard and export it to an MPEG PS file. The problem I was having was editing the video in Toast's Video Player when I tried to cut out commercials, etc. The video is actually better than with the TS file it seems too. But it retains the Dolby 5.1 surround too. It seems that it is something to do with either Fox Sports or the NFL because other programs I download, via the Firewire connection, seem to play fine in MPEG Streamclip which is where I used to edit the video. But this, I think anyway, is a better soultion because the video is improve it seems. Thanks for your help. Let me know if you have any problems with it too. I would be curious. I live outside Philly and so I am also wondering if it is a Comcast issue here first since Comcast's headquarters is in Philly. Thanks again and take care!
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    Dolby Digital 5.1

    Yeah, I understand about when your team loses badly. Eagles fan here and week one was great and this week not so great. I am still experimenting with this and did get it to work but then didn't work the next time. I think perhaps what the problem is that depending, on what the 1st frames audio is, Toast will not change to 5.1 from 2.0. I have edited out the commercials, which were in 2.0, and the game in 5.1 but I think it remains at 2.0. If the first frame is 5.1 it seems to work. Have to still confirm that.
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    Dolby Digital 5.1

    Thanks for your help to start! The source is off my Comcast DVR thru Firewire output to AVS Browser on my Mac. I have used this connection before and other HD programs work fine. The source was an NFL football game broadcast on Fox. I have done this before and it worked perfectly. What is weird after using VLC to transcode to am MPEG2 TS file, MPEG Streamclip still won't open the file properly. I will give your suggestions a try. Thanks!