Hello everyone ! Newbie here. Forgive my lack of knowledge. I bought a LaCie Blu Ray Burner for my 24" iMac. It came with Toast 9. I have Toast 10 which was installed when I bought the computer. It shows a BD/HD key but I am wondering if the plug-in is actually installed. I reinstalled Toast 10 (with BD plug-in)...put in key info for both. I now have a Toast 10 icon and a Toast 10 Plug-in (HD with up arrow on it). I also have 3 Toast 10 icons on my desk top. When I click on Toast 10 in the Applications or icon in dock ..it keeps saying Toast 10 is not in the Applications folder(but it is) and asking me to drag Toast 10 to the applications folder. I have done this 3-4 times, opened it -then says there is an update available (10.0.8-413 bytes). Vicious circle.
So far, I have only completed a DVD-R (DL)...even though it was Blu ray quality when I took it to DVD-DL,it ended up being 480i . And I was able to copy an existing Blu Ray disc( 2 hrs, 25 mins. 1280 X 720) When I attempt to use"Blu Ray" the encoding will literally take DAYS. If I use "Custom" and set it to NEVER encode that would take maybe 24 hrs. or so. If it's auto, It would be FOREVER (19% for 12 hours). All I want to do is copy a MPEG4 to Blu ray.I've tried MPEG2 and MPEG 4 copy. I've tried 8-10 on MPEG 2 and 20-26 on MPEG 4. Can you offer any help ?
Lastly, I would like to record Youtube after game videos behind Blu Ray game. I have downloaded Wonderland Free Tube and Mpeg Stream clip converter that I am trying to use on the Youtube but no success. I have much software.....Final Cut Express & Pro,Adobe Encore CS4, I works 9, IDVD and image Capture to name a few...unfortunately I don't know anything about any of them. Forgive the length and thanks to tsantee for replying. I have listed this as a topic as recommended. Thanks much. Jim