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  1. I'm using Toast 11 to compress and burn Blu-ray video created in FCP7. My original QuickTime file is 45 GB and the compressed file shows approx. 9 GB. I cannot locate the compressed file stored anywhere on my hard drive. I've checked the Roxio Converted Items folder and it is empty. Where does Toast put the files?? I have to be able to manage hard disc space and this seems really strange to not be able to EASILY find my files! Any help will be appreciated
  2. dackman

    Blu-Ray Will Not Play Back All Movies

    I made a disc image of six HD videos in Blu-ray format with a menu, and saved it to my desktop. It took over 24 hours to do this. I burned the disc and put it in my player. Up came the menu, all working, and I played the first video. All working so far. Unfortunately all of the other 5 movies, which were exactly the same format, give an invalid disc error and will not play. Does anyone know why? I know I haven't done anything wrong here. Very frustrating. I should add that I used Toast 11.0.3 on MacBook Pro 2.3GHz i7, 8Gb RAM, OSX 10.8.2. I have downloaded 11.1 and will see what the result is. The first thing I noticed was that the menu style I had used (Splash) had gone! Great start...
  3. Bob Reed

    Blu-Ray Plugin For Toast

    Two questions: 1. Does the Blu-ray plugin for Toast work on 10.7.x? The information on Roxio's site only mentions 10.5 and 10.6. 2. Will Toast 11.1 with the blu-ray plugin work with the LG Blu-Ray burner (BE12LU38)??? Thanks in advance for whatever info you can provide. Bob Reed
  4. PlayaWeddings

    Random Movies Won't Play On Blu-Ray Discs

    I'm burning 3 or 4 movie files (Prores 422 1920x1080 24fps from Final Cut Pro) to a Blu-Ray disc. When I go to the menu, one or two of the movies won't play, just 9 seconds of black screen then it stalls. The DVDs burned from the same files play fine. Paul
  5. can i use blu-ray discs when converting my vhs?
  6. Robbie Doo

    Blu-Ray Plug-In

    Are they going to have a blu-ray plug-in with this version?
  7. I'm trying to make a blu-ray of a video @ 1080p, 23.98 but when playing back on a PS3 the video is jittery. After reading several discussions on the matter, it seems it has to do with Toast re-encoding the video, however I have not been able to find a solution yet. Is there a way to change the settings on Toast so that it allows a pass-through of the original file OR is there a compression codec/format which is more optimal for Toast to use to create Blu-rays? I have tried with an uncompressed file and an Apple ProRes file, both with the same result.
  8. I've just completed a huge project in iDVD with the intent of burning same to Blu-Ray disks. Bought the burner. Bought the Toast BR Plugin. Tried to burn the project direct ... it failed. Tried to figure out how to get the encoded project "burnt" to a Disk Image and it failed ... iDVD doesn't support Blu Ray ... Is there anyway to work around this iDVD limitation so that I can use Toast to burn the Blu Ray disks WITHOUT using the Toast DVD creation (in short, I'm trying to preserve the "front end" of the video that iDVD is so good at and use the Blu Ray function that Toast offers). Thanks for your assistance .... Bill Arnold tucsonbil@cox.net
  9. This is a question calling for knowing about Canon Vixia camcorders of the HFS10/HFS100 class, I believe. These camcorders can record in full HD. 1920x1080; 1080 vertical pixels. 24 Mbps or 17 Mbps. The user can choose to shoot in Cine mode, which is 24 frames per second, but I have not chosen to do so. Shooting in FXP is, as those will respond already know, is 17Mbps. If one chooses 16:9 in VW new productions, one can get a choice of Blu-Ray "Video File Qualities" I happen to have learned by stepping through the frames in VW that there are about 29 frames per second in my MTS AVCHD source files. I have been told through this forum that one should match source quality with rendering quality. What must I do to fully exploit the FXP shooting mode with "Video File Qualities?"
  10. singlelife

    Burning Standard Def On A Blu-Ray

    Hello, first time posting here, thanks for your time! I just recently built a new computer, core i5 3570 Ivy Bridge and 8gb memory. Graphics are Intel Graphics 4000 on the CPU chip. I also installed a LG blu-ray disc burner. Windows 7 Pro 64. I copied a bunch of documentaries that I had recorded from an old stand alone DVD recorder hooked to the TV to my hard drive. The files are about 44 minutes of mpeg-2 video each and were in the 750 MB size range. The frame size is 352x480 at 4 mbps. This is mainly VHS quality but good enough. I bought the blu-ray burner with the intention of putting these programs onto a blu-ray to play back in standard def only, no high definition video is intended. I assumed with the expanded space of blu-ray, I could put many more documentaries on one of these 25gb discs, reducing the number of discs in my collection. I already have a Philips blu-ray player hooked to the TV. I started up MY DVD and chose a 25gb disc. I put one file in the play list and it showed it taking 3.1 gb! I went to project settings and there is very little to change, the video format was AVC. I assume it wants to convert the video to a large frame size. I changed it to mpeg-2 and the file size actually enlarged a little, I had also chose "same as original". I've burned plenty of DVD's in my time, but it seems with blu-ray, it's a whole other ball game. So I guess my questions are this: Are 352x480 videos in mpeg-2 even valid for a blu-ray? Does the video have to be converted to a different file type? My stand alone blu-ray player cannot play AVCHD videos recorded on a blu-ray disc (it can play them if it's on an SD card). I also have Power Director 10 from Cyberlink. It also wants to turn these files into 3.3 gb sizes using 720x480/60i quality. I know it's probably trying to use a really high bit rate that's making it bigger. I suppose 4 mbps is invalid for a blu-ray? I read that you can put up to 23 hours of standard def on a blu-ray disc. At this rate, I can only put about 7 documentaries on one 25g blu-ray when I could get 5 on the original DVD! Attached is a screen shot, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank-you!
  11. For some time I've been using/attempting to use Toast to make backups of my Mac OS X home directories to Blu-ray data discs. The reason for wanting to make a backup of entire home directories is that the OS X system folders within the users' home directories contain important stuff like e-mails, bookmarks, calendar, address book, as well as hidden application data and preferences and so on -- naturally, stuff you'd want to back up. Along the way I've come across many different issues and some workarounds which I thought I'd share on here. Some of these are known and previously discussed issues (that is, they're known on these forums, not apparently to technical support). 1. Random "-43" errors while trying to backup home OS X directories While trying to backup Mac OS X home directories, I was getting random "-43" errors, especially for files in the user's "Library" system folder, for example: The file "com.apple. …… .plist" could not be accessed (Data fork, -43) Result Code -43 The file "8B554403-AFA1-4F72#11CD138.data" could not be accessed. (Data fork, -43) Couldn't complete the last command because a file couldn't be found. Result Code = -43 I found that these -43 errors are all over the Roxio support forums with no solution. Creating a disc image or temporary partition did not help. I tried speaking to Roxio support but they didn't have any idea, nor could they tell me whether Toast officially supports backing up Mac OS X home directories or not in principle. Workaround: I eventually managed to workaround this issue by using the Mac disk-to-disk backup application SuperDuper! (http://www.shirt-poc...com/SuperDuper/) to clone my system HD to another backup HD, and then using Toast to burn a BD-R from the backup HD, instead of the original HD. I suspect this may work because SuperDuper excludes a whole bunch of transient and temporary system files that cannot be (and don't need to be) backed up - you can see that from the SuperDuper logs. Maybe Toast just isn't smart enough to do this on its own. 2. The "hanging at 99%" bug Sometime later I updated Toast from 11.0.4 to 11.0.6, and then tried to make another backup of my home directory to BD (of course using the SuperDuper clone of my home directories, rather than the actual live home directories, to avoid the -43 error). Then, I repeatedly got the "hanging at 99%" bug where it writes up 99% progress and then just hangs. Even when I tried copying to a disc image (.toast file) instead of an actual blu-ray disc, it still hung at 99%. Again I find that this issue is all over the forums, with no real fix. 3. Verification errors with the 11.1 beta So to avoid the "hanging at 99%" bug, one of the threads suggested that I try the Toast 11.1 Beta, so I downloaded and installed the beta 11.1.0a1(35) from the link given in that forum thread, and this time was able to burn the entire disc successfully - no hanging at 99% - however, it failed on verification with the following error: Mismatch at byte 0/sector 5391379. Verification failed. At first I thought this was due to bad media, but then this happened two more times - generating 3 consecutive coasters, each with the exact same verification error. I hardly ever got verification errors with 11.0.4 or 11.0.6 - certainly never 3 in a row - so I concluded this MUST be an issue with the Toast beta, and not with my media. Workaround: In the end I resolved this by downgrading(!) to 11.0.4. One of the forum threads said that the "hanging at 99%" issue did /not/ occur with 11.0.4, and that it was an earlier bug which actually re-appeared in 11.0.6. So I actually managed to avoid both the "hanging at 99%" error (which occured with 11.0.6) and the verification errors (which occured with the 11.1 beta) by downgrading Toast to 11.0.4. Surprisingly, the Roxio downloads page shows 11.0.4 is the only version there. I'm not sure why that is, seeing as 11.0.6 is the latest version according to the "Check for Updates" within the app itself. But anyway, this enabled me to "downgrade" my Toast installation to 11.0.4. This has finally allowed me to burn my home directory to BD again. So, yes, I eventually got it working again in the end. 4. Toast can only burn files belonging to the user who is currently logged in This is not a bug, more a feature request. I waste a lot of disc space because I could fit multiple users home directories on one BD, but I can't do this easily because Toast doesn't support it (it gives permission errors if you try). Other backup tools don't have this limitation. For example, I use SuperDuper! and JungleDisk which can both see ALL users' files and back them up. I'm assuming they install themselves with a form of run-as-root (a.k.a. setuid) privilege so they can backup files belonging to all users on the system. I know that SuperDuper backs up to disk, and JungleDisk backs up to the cloud, whereas Toast backs up to optical media. That's not the point; they're all backup tools, and the others have this feature whereas Toast does not. As a backup tool it would be nice if Toast could do this. Just a thought. Tech support: intense frustration I spent many hours dealing with the bugs and issues but I wasted even greater number of hours speaking to Roxio technical support which was really one of the worst tech support experiences I've ever had in my life. I know this is probably typical for many tech support these days, but these guys just bombard you with an endless sequence of almost completely random "try this" suggestions most of which bear no relation to the actual problem. They never show any inkling that part of their job might be to report bugs to their engineering team so they might eventually get fixed. The future I doubt if I can use 11.0.4 forever - at some point I'll probably need to upgrade. If anyone from Roxio reads this: it would be nice if a future version of Toast doesn't have these bugs, and can be used to backup Mac OS X home directories?
  12. Hello, I just tried to burn my inaugural Blu-ray with Toast 11, and while the disc burned successfully (i.e. it plays when I put it into a Blu-ray player), the motion is embarrassingly choppy and not at all smooth. My source file is a 24fps ProRes MOV (1920x1080). I let Toast encode it to what was needed, and burned to a dual-layer Blu-ray disc. I've tested the Blu-ray in two different players, and both show the same effect. Can anyone please help? I'm at my wits' end! By the way, I used the same source file to let Toast burn both dual-layer and standard video DVDs, and they look perfect.