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    Mydvd Needed Codecs And Bluray

    Hi, I own toast 14 and prior. I have not yet purchased toast 15. Is this your first purchase of toast? I see that you bought toast 15 pro. The pro version includes a blue ray plugin that must be installed in order to use the blue ray options. Did you install it? I have had very poor results using MyDVD. I end up using toast and setting things up myself. I see you use FCPX and IDVD and have had no problems. Here is what I would do. Take one of the files created in FCPX and open it in toast, (not MYDVD). Make sure you have the blue ray plugin installed before doing this. The fact that the blue ray option is grayed out typically means that the plugin was not installed or something when wrong with the install. Then make the selections for your DVD. Then do a "save as" disc image. I am not knowledgeable about codecs other than that some video codecs are not compatible with toast. Wish I knew more to assist you.
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    Dvd Chapters Dont Exist Or Crash

    What version of iMovie are you using. iMovie dropped support for creating chapters. In order to create chapter markers in iMovie, you need to use an earlier version of iMovie. It is possible to create chapter markers with FCP X. That sw of course costs $299.00 Read here for more information: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6775984?start=0&tstart=0
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    Toast 15 Not Responding On El Capitan

    Jim, you have misunderstood my response. I never said that I had so many coasters. My point in saying that is based upon my long use of Toast, my being in this group and reading many posts regarding many things that can cause toast to hang. In various places in the process. Many hangs, not just the burn process are caused by files that are corrupt, for various reasons. I have had very few coasters using Toast. I have been using Toast since Toast Titanium 4.0. This thread has several different issues being raised. While I applaud you for your willingness to attempt to assist toast users, you are strictly a PC user and only use PC software and are in no position to have knowledge that will actually help someone with a mac using toast. That would be like me posting comments in the easy media creator forums when I only use a mac and mac software. While it is a shame that there are very few, if any Mac users who have extensive knowledge of the Mac OS and are familiar with toast who post here, having people no matter how well intended who only use PC's and have little to no knowledge of the Mac OS and Toast, actually does a disservice to the product and those who use the product. I certainly wish that there were many more Mac users who are familiar with the Mac OS and toast who would post here. But it is what it is.
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    Toast 15 Not Responding On El Capitan

    Yes Jim, in Toast you can select "save as disc image", then I actually open the image and run it in DVD player. If that works, then I'll either use toast to do the burn or use OS X to do the burn. If that doesn't work, many times, and I mean many times, though not all the time, there is something corrupt in one of the files. using MPEG streamclip does fix or repair many files that have corrupt data or dropped frames.
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    Edit Menu Buttons In Dvd-Video?

    There was a time that one could open the Toast menu flies in photoshop and make changes and save them. I'm not sure if that is still the case. At any rate, it was/is very cumbersome. You also need to know where the Toast menu files are stored and then know where to store the edited files. It is NOT for the faint of heart.
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    Photo Cd/dvd

    I believe that you must export the photos from iPhoto/photos then you can drag/drop into toast. I don't believe you go can drag/drop the photos directly from iPhoto/photos to toast. You might want to do a small test to see.
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    Toast Won't Complete Burn , Error 42 "too Many Files Open"

    I am a Mac user and have used toast for many years. I am not an expert by any means. I use toast 14. I am using a MBP, mid 2012 with OS 10.11.6 installed. I have not d/l toast 15. I've read your posts and have questions. What are the file types that you are trying to burn? Are you using the toast app or the MyDVD app? Have you tried using the toast app and done a save as disc image? Then use Apple's burn capability? At what speed are you using for the burn? I have had to slow the speed down from Best or auto to 2x or 4x. Toast does better at burning at slower speeds. A bit off putting to some but it helps many. I have had many issues with the MyDVD app. I have found that the toast app will handle file types that MyDVD does not. Good luck.
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    How To Completely Uninstall Toast 14?

    Is Revo even Mac compatible. It appears to be windows only which in this case is not helpful. The instructions listed appear to be what you need to do.
  9. Your questions can be answered by sating that it is in the eyes of the beholder. I have Toast 10, 12 and 14. I did not upgrade to 12 due to all the problems. I have Fotomagico 3.5, 4.0 and 5.0. I use Toast 14 pro, and fotomagico 5.0. I like both. they both work well on my Mac mini and MBP. I am running 10.11.4. You can get discounted upgrades at both the Roxio site for Toast and Boinx site, for fotomagico. I think they are worth it, but as I said, its in the eyes of the beholder.
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    Key Code

    I use copy/paste. Of course I am able to do that because I have always purchased Toast as a download and get the key as part of the email. Hope that is your case. If so, try that. It should work.
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    I Really Wish, I Never Upgraded To 14 Or 14.1

    Have you tried saving as disc image, then burn that disc image?
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    Question About Bluray Plug In

    I believe that there is much more to this than meets the eye. Hopefully she will respond with all the clarifying information.
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    Question About Bluray Plug In

    I did see that, and I may be slow, but what she actually says is "Mac OR PC". She says that in several of her posts for that matter. Roxio markets Toast as allowing its audio/video as being playable on either OS. I just need clarification from her about this as Toast only works on a Mac, but does indeed author a DVD that can be played on a Mac or PC. So if she has both a Mac and PC and has tried playing it on both OS's then she has access to windows to capture images from the video file on the authored DVD. If she only has a Mac, she'll need to use QT to do the same.
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    Question About Bluray Plug In

    I understand that, but if she does not have a PC, using windows will not help. If she is using a Mac, she can use QT to open files.
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    Question About Bluray Plug In

    I may have missed something, but what OS are you using MaBelle? Toast is a Mac only app. Not sure attempting to view a toast project in windows would work. Though I have not tried that as I do not use windows OS.
  16. Some videos are downloadable. But many are not. I have used many browser plugins and several browsers, w/o luck. I have even tried using apps that specialize in d/l youtube videos w/o luck. It depends on the video and how the person who uploaded the video has set security. This is done to prevent people from d/l and selling videos.
  17. My guess is that it has much more to do with YouTube restricts downloading much if not all of its video. So toast and other apps have little to no control over the results. Point the finger at YouTube.
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    Latest El Capitan Update

    All I can say is what I posted here: http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/121119-just-purchased-toast-14-after-el-capitan-upgrade-will-not-launch? How long are you waiting for the first screen to load (when the select project window appears)? How long do you wait until the main screen opens? Do either windows open?
  19. Amy, Mine also takes time to load. I have a 2012 mac mini with 10.11.2 installed and it seems to open to the first screen where you select your project. That takes anywhere from 5 seconds to 25 seconds. Then it takes 1 min 30 seconds to 1 min 45 seconds to actually open the app. I have 8gb of ram. On my 2012 MBP it takes 5-15 seconds to get to the first screen then 30-45 seconds to open the app. I'm running 10.11.2 on the MBP and it has 4GB ram. I have no idea why it takes so long for these processes to complete.
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    Toast 14 Crashes On Every Burn

    Jamesfrmphilly There are several. check out wondershare dvd creator.
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    Toast Is A Coaster-Making Machine!

    Thanks for the clarification Kathi. Seems like you are most familiar with Toast for sure. More than I. This may not help since you say that toast hangs at the start of the lead-in. Others have a similar issue of toast hanging, but further into the burning process. It has been helpful for them to go to the toast app icon, do a get info and check the box to prevent app nap.
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    Toast Is A Coaster-Making Machine!

    Sorry to hear about this. Not sure how familiar you are with Toast, but have you tried doing a save as disc image, then burn in toast from that. Also, Just to see if Toast is working, try a couple small video files and do a save as disc image. Maybe there is something corrupt with one of your files. Good luck.
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    Switching From Idvd To Toast

    I just opened idvd. I am using OS 10.11.1 on my MBP 2012. I just created a short idvd project and saved it as a disc image w/o problems. I used to small mp4 video files and one jpg. What is not working for you?
  24. The easiest way to do this is to connect your camcorder to your mac. Use iMovie to import the video. I use to do this all the time, but it has been several years. There are several things to keep in mind. The type of connections from your camera to your mac, whether your camera will be recognized by the mac. Once in iMovie, you can save it as a .dv file.
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    Canon Zr10 And Newer Imac

    Does your iMac have a FW800 port? If so you can get a FW400 to FW800 adapter which would allow you to be back in business.