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    Custom Hybrid Error -34

    I want to create a Custom Hybrid, so I make a Temporary Volume in Toast10 , add my Mac files, then drag the PC files into the ISO 9660 section in Toast. But when I try and burn the disc it errors saying the disc is copy protected (it's not) See attached error. I have an old version of Toast 6 on another machine which happily burnt the project, but why is T10 doing this ? Dean
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    Icon Arrangement

    Once upon a time (previous version sof Toast and Mac OS) you could arrange a mac folder in the icon view you wanted, size of window etc, burn it and that's how it would appear on all other macs when the disc was inserted.? These days it seems that; a) The mac no longer allows volumes to mount and a folder on the disc to automatically spring open revealing the files you want to show, and When you double-click the disc icon on the mac desktop, it does not open and respect the settings you made when authoring the disc. The icons are not arranged as you had them, the window size is not as you made it. What is going on here ? Dean
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    Enhanced Audio CDs

    The article to which you referred confirms my thoughts that the audio track must be burned DAO ... and that the second session must be CD-ROM XA (mode 2) I *AM* the mastering <g>. I've done probably 50 of these over the last 15 years. The replicators never want to know about this, they just want a master that Eclipse will bless and off they go. Fair enough too. Besides it's not just a burning job, we take the HD video, compress it, design the menus add weblinks, whatever other content they want then create the Mac and PC executables ... in the old days it was Director (as the article refers to) these days more likely Flash. Burning the replication master is only the final step in the process, but a kind of important one ! I've only been to this forum (twice?) in 15 years, but if one can't find a Roxio engineer here ... then where ! <g> If they don't routinely patrol the forums, surely a moderator can ask a tech to weight in ? Thanks, I appreciate your feedback. From another source I have since learned that one can use the 'Mac & PC' option. Create a Temporary partition as usual for Custom Hybrid, but then drag that into the 'Mac & PC' window of the Toast UI ... cool, I never knew that (because I preferred the old school method) However this also only 'almost' works. Once the dic is burned, the CD volume does not correctly mirror the appearance of the source Temp Volume. See the below examples: The first is with minimal change to the default window that the Temp Volume created, but notice that the icon size has changed from 24pt to 18 pt http://www.realworld.com.au/downloads/original01.png http://www.realworld.com.au/downloads/Toasted01.png In this second example I have resized the window to be about 50% larger, changed the background colour and greatly increased the size of the icon. The Toasted volume has moved the icon way out of position .. almost out of view. Should I be doing something else here ? http://www.realworld.com.au/downloads/original02.png http://www.realworld.com.au/downloads/Toasted02.png
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    Enhanced Audio CDs

    In the old days we used to create Enhanced audio CDs by burning the Red Book volume first, leaving the session open, then adding the interactive volume(s) in the second session. In this way you could add the second session as a Custom Hybrid and arrange your Mac volume exactly how you wanted it. In later versions of Toast there is the 'no brainer' Enhanced Audio CD which 'does it all for you' but I don't like it at all. 1) You cannot control icon and window appearance on the Mac volume by using the 'Mac and PC' option in the UI. You can change background colours and some other aspects, but you cannot properly arrange the icons like you can on a Custom Hybrid to position icons (and hide others) out of sight of the initial window opening. Or am I missing something ? 2) Toast no longer seems to allow me to create these disc the old way. I CAN burn a Red Book volume and leave the session open, but when I try to add the Custom Hybrid mac and PC volumes, Toast refuses to burn onto the open session discs. This is in spite of Toast's 'Disc Info' menu item correctly reporting that the disc has a Red Book session and has XX amount of writeable space. So Toast KNOWS it can be written to, the UI says 'Disc Not Empty' when you insert it to burn the second session, but when you click burn (for the Custom Hybrid second session) it spits out the disc and says "Please insert a recordable disc" well duh. 3) It is my understanding the ISO volume in that second session should be burned as CD-ROM XA to meet spec, is Toast doing that automatically ? 4) More worryingly. When I Get info on the finished burn (via Toast's inbuilt Enhanced Audio option) Toast Reports that both sessions have been burned as TAO. Isn't this contrary to spec ? I'm concerned that when they hit Eclipse for glass mastering they will fail because they are not DAO. 5) MOST worryingly. When inserted into my WIN XP machine, Windows thinks the finished discs are blank ! I suspect this is something to do with the TAO issue ... ? Can someone from Roxio's technical division please comment urgently on these issues on a point by point basis so I can asses what is going on, as I have to release this master for replication asap Many thanks Dean
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    Enhanced Audio CDs

    In the old days we used to create Enhanced audio CDs by burning the Red Book volume first, leaving the session open, then adding the interactive volume(s) in the second session. In this way you could add the second session as a Custom Hybrid and arrange your Mac volume exactly how you wanted it. In later versions of Toast there is the 'no brainer' Enhanced Audio CD which 'does it all for you' but I don't like it at all. 1) You cannot control icon and window appearance on the Mac volume by using the 'Mac and PC' option in the UI. You can change background colours and some other aspects, but you cannot properly arrange the icons like you can on a Custom Hybrid to position icons (and hide others) out of sight of the initial window opening. Or am I missing something ? 2) Toast no longer seems to allow me to create these disc the old way. I CAN burn a Red Book volume and leave the session open, but when I try to add the Custom Hybrid mac and PC volumes, Toast refuses to burn onto the open session discs. This is in spite of Toast's 'Disc Info' menu item correctly reporting that the disc has a Red Book session and has XX amount of writeable space. So Toast KNOWS it can be written to, the UI says 'Disc Not Empty' when you insert it to burn the second session, but when you click burn (for the Custom Hybrid second session) it spits out the disc and says "Please insert a recordable disc" well duh. 3) It is my understanding the ISO volume in that second session should be burned as CD-ROM XA to meet spec, is Toast doing that automatically ? 4) More worryingly. When I Get info on the finished burn (via Toast's inbuilt Enhanced Audio option) Toast Reports that both sessions have been burned as TAO. Isn't this contrary to spec ? I'm concerned that when they hit Eclipse for glass mastering they will fail because they are not DAO. 5) MOST worryingly. When inserted into my WIN XP machine, Windows thinks the finished discs are blank ! I suspect this is something to do with the TAO issue ... ? Can someone from Roxio's technical division please comment urgently on these issues on a point by point basis so I can asses what is going on, as I have to release this master for replication asap Many thanks Dean
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    Error 31 still with 8.05

    I saw that the release notes for 8.03 specifically mention a fix for the "missing volume" Error - 35. The link to download actually leads to 8.05 (fair enough) but even after updating I am still getting this error message. Am I missing something ? Alternatively, is this fixed in later editions (9 or 10) - Dean
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    long file names in hybrid volumes

    Mac OS9 had a file name limit of 31 characters. With OSX that increased to 256, however ... Previous versions of Toast operating under OSX were constrained by the inability to write file names longer than 31 characters when burning hybrid volumes. Has this been rectified with Toast 9 or 10 ? (I'm still on 8) - Dean
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    Icon View In Leopard

    Hi all Apologies if this is an FAQ ... I am using Toast 8.01. Ive created a mac volume with the folder window and icons arranged to my liking and it displays as expected in 10.4 and 10.3 but in 10.5 the window does not open correctly and the icons are all over the place .. losing the view of the 'start here' file. So users do not know where to get into the menu file of the interactive. Is it simply a Toast upgrade to fix this issue, or is it something else ? I'm burning off OS10.4 as well. tia Dean
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    XA in ISO

    I usually create enhanced audio CDs by receiving an open session audio master and creating a custom hybrid as the second session, add that to the disc, burn as CD-Rom XA and Close the disc. Replicate. This has been a solid process for years. Also cool when I have had to remake the audio session when I have been supplied closed audio discs by error or ignorance. Today I received a closed session audio master, recreated and burned as an open session disc (A check on the disc properties in Toast before adding the ISO data confirmed it was indeed open) but this time I just needed a PC only second session, not hybrid. So I created an ISO 9660 data disc, and tried to burn and close. Toast kept spitting out the open audio master wanting a burnable disc. As a workaround I created a Custom Hybrid with exactly the same ISO settings and a 'dummy' text document in the Mac partition that just says "Sorry this disc PC only) This time Toast was happy to accept the open disc and burn. What's up with that ? Why does Toast only seem to like utilising the second session via custom hybrid and not a simle Data>ISO 9660 OS10.4, Toast 6.1.1 - D
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    AutoOpen

    Hi How much is 'much' ? Basically I want the disc to pop a folder, position it top lh corner and show the display options I have set under OSX such as; hiding the toolbar, icon view and size, colour or window etc. These are mostly custom hybrids OSX and Windows. - D
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    AutoOpen

    I have been using a utilty called AutoOpen with Toast to set the position and appearance (folder appearance) of OSX volumes when discs are inserted into OSX. I have recently noticed it seems to have stopped working ... I am on now on 10.4.7 but have been using it for a few years. The website at www.nibfile.com has gone, can anyone tell me if this is a known issue caused by an update to OSX... aaaand most importantly if so, is there another utility to mandate the size and positioning of icons and colours of spring loaded folders in OSX ? thnks - Dean
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