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  1. My EyeTV3 version 3.5.6 (6920) software documentation suggests an easy way to burn a DVD of my program.... use Toast. So, I purchased the current version of Toast Titanium 11.1_1072 and downloaded it. (I had owned Toast 10 and earlier versions.) I was looking for a straightforward, no-frills way to transfer a couple EyeTV programs to DVD. So I launched EyeTV and Toast, dragged the first EyeTV program over to the Toast video pane, verified there would be enough space on a regular size DVR disc and pressed "Burn". The process went way too fast. I had a bad feeling about that. There were no warnings issued by Toast and I ended up with 16 minutes of my two hour show on DVD. I tried the second two hour show and got maybe 30 minutes of it. By the way, I'm running Mac OSX 10.8.2 on a MacBook Pro Retina purchased a few months ago. The first progress message indicates that it is Encoding. It gets up to 13%. Next it indicates that it is multiplexing and gets up to about 13%. Then it starts multiplexing again at 0%, briefly. Then it indicates that it has started writing and that it will be done in a couple minutes... not a good sign. Soon it is done. Yup, 16 minutes, 45 seconds (again). I tried turning off verification, recording at 4x (way reduced speed), etc. Finally, I figured out how to move iDVD from another computer, Exported in iDVD format from EyeTV, launched with iDVD, set up the menu screen and burned it. No fuss, no muss. The second two hour show was equally successful via iDVD. This appears to be a software problem, perhaps in EyeTV, but more likely in Toast. I'm not optimistic that there is an easy solution. I suspect that Toast 11 has serious flaws. Keep in mind that it did not give me any error message. I'm not too keen on a lot more experimenting. The whole reason I got the new version of Toast was to make the process very simple.
  2. I have recently changed to recording in Eye TV using mpeg-4 best or custom settings instead of mpeg-2. When trying subsequently to create a disc image in Toast as soon as I hit "edit" to set 'text' 'chapter' etc Toast hangs and has to be force quit. I have updated to the latest Toast 11.1, re-indexed the Eye TV files, tried cutting a small bit off the start of the Eye TV file, removed plist etc and it still continues. Mpeg-2, .avi etc all seem to still be OK but mpeg-4 Eye TV no way! The strange thing is I think it did work once when I first used mpeg-4 but subsequently it continuously fails. I can't see what updates could have affected it - it is less than a week ago and I don't recall a Mac update (on MacBook Pro 10.6.8). No Eye TV updates, I have been playing around with Handbrake including a new version but .......? Any help appreciated!
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