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Toast Titanium 12.1 Update Has Been Released!


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Toast 12.0.x was formerly stable but now with the newly released 12.1 update I'm getting nonstop crashes while encoding Blu-Rays (twice today already), writing them to a Disk Image (once just now), and burning to BD-R (four times yesterday!) What in the world did Roxio change with this terrible update?? I'm using a top of the line 2012 Core i7 iMac with 32GB of memory, running the latest OS X 10.10.2 so everything is up to spec and nothing has changed other than simply updating Toast to 12.1. Any ideas?? I'm wasting SO much time at work trying to get this to function!

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Toast 12.0.x was formerly stable but now with the newly released 12.1 update I'm getting nonstop crashes while encoding Blu-Rays (twice today already), writing them to a Disk Image (once just now), and burning to BD-R (four times yesterday!) What in the world did Roxio change with this terrible update?? I'm using a top of the line 2012 Core i7 iMac with 32GB of memory, running the latest OS X 10.10.2 so everything is up to spec and nothing has changed other than simply updating Toast to 12.1. Any ideas?? I'm wasting SO much time at work trying to get this to function!

They never tell us what is changed in the updates. I read another post where the crashing stopped after updating to 10.1. What is the format of your source video so I can see if I can replicate your issue? Also, you can have multiple versions of Toast on your Mac so you can re-install the earlier Toast 10 or copy it back from a backup.

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They never tell us what is changed in the updates. I read another post where the crashing stopped after updating to 10.1. What is the format of your source video so I can see if I can replicate your issue? Also, you can have multiple versions of Toast on your Mac so you can re-install the earlier Toast 10 or copy it back from a backup.

 

The source material is five video clips all in Apple ProRes 422 LT format and I have Toast 12.1 set to encode at 26.0 Mbps with Dolby Digital audio at 320kbps (same settings I've used a hundred times before). To add insult to injury, last night I FINALLY got it to successfully finish encoding a project, which it then saved to a disc image (.toast) file... and then of course crashed just as it finished writing the disc image file! Needless to say, when I burned that disc image to BD-R it has errors and freezes up about 3/4 of the way through. So back to the drawing board I go now. Great.

 

I do still have my older Toast 10.0.9 installed, so I think I'll either use it today or try using Time Machine to revert back to Toast 12.0.1. Both of those were stable in my experience.

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Toast seems to have real problems with ProRes codec. There are lots of posts complaining about quality issues that don't exist with Toast encoding from other codecs. So that may be a factor in your issue.

 

You cannot have both the Toast 10 and the Toast 11/12 Blu-Ray plugin. When you installed Toast 12's plugin it disabled the one for Toast 10. So you need to go back to 12.01 and not Toast 10 for Blu-Ray video projects.

 

I suggest choosing a different export codec from FCP. Also, 26 Mbps is really high and may be contributing to the problem.

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I didn't try using Toast 10 but I'm sure you're right about the Blu-Ray plugin. I simply reverted to 12.0.1 using Time Machine which seemed to do the trick and I successfully burned five copies of the Blu-Ray today (with a crash or two thrown in for good measure). Over the past 4-5 years I've burned over 100 Blu-Ray discs at 26.0 Mbps and never had a problem, nor had any ProRes issues that I'm aware of... basically prior to the Toast 12.1 update in my experience it's been a solid program which I've used and depended on weekly without significant issues. I'd read many terrible reviews of Toast online, but in my personal experience it had been pretty good right up until last week's update. =(

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Toast 11 was great, only the speed of encoding seemed lacking, at least on my Mac system. Toast 12's encoding speed seemed to increase manyfold. I figured Roxio was taking advantage of the hyper-threading capabilities, however all Dvd's burnt stutter. I went back to Toast 11 and burnt the same movie and it ran smoothly. This occurs on all video files mkv, mp4, avi's and mov's. Something is definitely amiss in the new version of Toast.

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Toast 11 was great, only the speed of encoding seemed lacking, at least on my Mac system. Toast 12's encoding speed seemed to increase manyfold. I figured Roxio was taking advantage of the hyper-threading capabilities, however all Dvd's burnt stutter. I went back to Toast 11 and burnt the same movie and it ran smoothly. This occurs on all video files mkv, mp4, avi's and mov's. Something is definitely amiss in the new version of Toast.

Interesting. Please provide some specifics so I can attempt to replicate it on my Mac. I don't make DVD videos much anymore. My expectation is you should not have seen any increase in the encoding speed.

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Interesting. Please provide some specifics so I can attempt to replicate it on my Mac. I don't make DVD videos much anymore. My expectation is you should not have seen any increase in the encoding speed.

I should say it is Toast 12.1 that I was referring to. Toast 12.01 cruised along like Toast 11. Toast 12.1 when burning caused the fans to go on which never happened before, at least to my knowledge. I am currently burning a 1.55GB HD mkv file in version 12.01. When it is done I will note the time elapsed and then upgrade to version 12.1 and burn the same file and report the time involved and the condition of the playback on my DVD player.

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Interesting. Please provide some specifics so I can attempt to replicate it on my Mac. I don't make DVD videos much anymore. My expectation is you should not have seen any increase in the encoding speed.

OK, I have finished the comparison burns. In Toast 12.01 the 1.55GB HD mkv file took about 8 hrs to encode and burn. The DVD played normal on both the computer and my DVD player. In Toast 12.1 the same file took 25 minutes to encode and multiplex, then 3 minutes to burn. This copy stutters or jumps throughout( as if skipping frames) on both the computer and my DVD player. The soundtrack is normal.

I have a Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6 Ghz i7 processor with 16 Gb of memory running OSX 10.10.2. As I said before the fans ramp up in Toast 12.1 but not in 12.01. HandBrake is the only other app I have that does this due to its being written to take advantage of the hyper-threading capability. I hope this is enough info. I am reverting back to version 12.01

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OK, I have finished the comparison burns. In Toast 12.01 the 1.55GB HD mkv file took about 8 hrs to encode and burn. The DVD played normal on both the computer and my DVD player. In Toast 12.1 the same file took 25 minutes to encode and multiplex, then 3 minutes to burn. This copy stutters or jumps throughout( as if skipping frames) on both the computer and my DVD player. The soundtrack is normal.

I have a Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6 Ghz i7 processor with 16 Gb of memory running OSX 10.10.2. As I said before the fans ramp up in Toast 12.1 but not in 12.01. HandBrake is the only other app I have that does this due to its being written to take advantage of the hyper-threading capability. I hope this is enough info. I am reverting back to version 12.01

My guess is there is a bug in Toast 12.1 with regard to encoding those MKV videos. It's obviously skipping through the process.

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It does the same on mp4's. I'm surprised no one else has complained or commented on it.

Strange. I just did a test of a mp4 HD video I shot of a road run using Toast 12.1 on my older Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. The resulting DVD video does not stutter. The difference must be in the hardware between our two Macs.

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Strange. I just did a test of a mp4 HD video I shot of a road run using Toast 12.1 on my older Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. The resulting DVD video does not stutter. The difference must be in the hardware between our two Macs.

I too have another Mac. A late 2009 iMac with 2.8Ghz i7 processor, 8 Gb memory, running OSX 10.10.2. I get the exact same results from Toast 12.1 as I do on my Mac Mini. The mp4 file seemed to take a little longer to encode but playback was unwatchable on DVD player. I guess I will have to wait for Roxio to issue another update before I venture past version 12.01. As I said before others must have the same results.

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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some help with Toast 12. I tried burning DVD today. The movie plays on DVD player but not on the computer (Mac ProBook). Any idea how to get that fixed or where could be the issue?

Have you tried the DVD on another computer? My experience with Mac Super Drives(especially Optiarc) are not generally good. I have external burners on all my computers. If the DVD plays on your DVD player I would strongly suspect the optical drive on the computer Edited by glgillett
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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some help with Toast 12. I tried burning DVD today. The movie plays on DVD player but not on the computer (Mac ProBook). Any idea how to get that fixed or where could be the issue?

Have you tried the DVD on another computer? My experience with Mac Super Drives(especially Optiarc) are not generally good. I have external burners on all my computers. If the DVD plays on your DVD player I would look strongly suspect the optical drive on the compute
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.Have you tried the DVD on another computer? My experience with Mac Super Drives(especially Optiarc) are not generally good. I have external burners on all my computers. If the DVD plays on your DVD player I would strongly suspect the optical drive on the computer

 

I used the external drive (which I use to burn DVD) and did not work. I don't have DVD anymore but will try one again soon. Today, however, I tried to put the AVCHD movies from my camera on DVD. However, when I opened AVCHD selection on Toast the software unexpectedly closes with message of an error (tried re-starting computer but nothing works). I am so sad that we spent so much money on this software and nothing I do seems to work :-(.

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I used the external drive (which I use to burn DVD) and did not work. I don't have DVD anymore but will try one again soon. Today, however, I tried to put the AVCHD movies from my camera on DVD. However, when I opened AVCHD selection on Toast the software unexpectedly closes with message of an error (tried re-starting computer but nothing works). I am so sad that we spent so much money on this software and nothing I do seems to work :-(.

In the Finder hold down the option key and select Library from the Go menu. In the library preferences folder find the Toast plist and prefs files (I don't recall their exact names). Throw them in the trash and restart Toast. Hopefully this will correct at least some of the problems you're encountering.

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In the Finder hold down the option key and select Library from the Go menu. In the library preferences folder find the Toast plist and prefs files (I don't recall their exact names). Throw them in the trash and restart Toast. Hopefully this will correct at least some of the problems you're encountering.

 

Thanks for your reply. That's the same thing that Roxio support suggested but it did not work. I just cannot believe that this software has such great reviews, and that they can actually get away with not having real customer support. I am very disheartened, after spending almost $200, the only thing I can do is write some bad reviews on Amazon and move onto a different software :(.

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Thanks for your reply. That's the same thing that Roxio support suggested but it did not work. I just cannot believe that this software has such great reviews, and that they can actually get away with not having real customer support. I am very disheartened, after spending almost $200, the only thing I can do is write some bad reviews on Amazon and move onto a different software :(.

Not to dis Roxio or Toast, there is an app called ClipWrap that will wrap AVCHD into QuickTime movies which you should then have no trouble burning.
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