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Toast Won't Complete Burn , Error 42 "too Many Files Open"

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This is a problem that first appeared on my setup with Toast 14. All the multiplexing and encoding is done, and the burn begins. Then the burn stops, and this error message appears. I haven't a clue what to do. I like my Mac laptop too much to throw it across the room, but I'm tempted. Third party burn software from Wondershare and even old iDVD doesn't do this. I cut all other programs off via Activity Monitor when trying to use Toast 15, but it makes no difference. I've also had about 9 crashes since beginning to use 15.

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You had a posting about this in Toast 14, HERE.

 

The did you try the suggestions in the response there?

 

Sadly we don't have a MAC person to help out with these matters :(

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Yes, I tried the suggestions in that post. I think I described the conditions under which it occurs fairly clearly. I'm really sad that Roxio is selling Mac products and yet doesn't have a Mac tech person. It really leaves customers like myself with problem software that can't be made to work, and nowhere to go for advice.

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Yes, I tried the suggestions in that post. I think I described the conditions under which it occurs fairly clearly. I'm really sad that Roxio is selling Mac products and yet doesn't have a Mac tech person. It really leaves customers like myself with problem software that can't be made to work, and nowhere to go for advice.

 

None of us here are Roxio people. We are just users of Roxio software, and when Jim said that there are none of us to help out with those matters, he did not mean Roxio. Roxio might have someone, but they don't frequent the forums.

Edited by grandpabruce

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Thank you, point taken. So far I'm not having any luck with Roxio technical support, though. They seem to have a script and this weird issue isn't addressed anywhere...

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The point of the forums is for all user to exchange knowledge and experiences...

 

Anyone have any good ideas to help toastingit?

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I asked my MAC friend and he suggests that it could result from having one of the files you want to burn, open elsewhere... Check the Dock to make sure that something there isn't holding the file name.

 

Are you burning within Toast or from a desktop folder?

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Thanks again for replying! I don't think there's another app holding the files when I try to burn. But I'll try it and quit Finder, and Preview, if possible.

I drag the recording file into the drag 'n' drop area of Toast DVD authoring. I have also tried using the Toast "media" function and having it select the file from a folder. What is bizarre is that the burn or "save as disc image" commands get close to finishing via the progress bar and then it fails, so it seems Toast can start the burn task OK but not finish it.

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That's annoying!

 

I don't know for sure but often the majority of time is spent by creating a temporary file, so the actual burn only starts near the end of the progress bar.

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I tried 2 burns after quitting Finder. One (single program recording) burned successfully! The other, which was 2 programs meant to run consecutively on 1 DVD failed with the usual error42-too many files open. I'm going to try the failed burn again, this time deleting the source recordings after Toast has begun the encoding process.

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I tried to burn 2 recordings to play consecutively, deeting the original source files after Toast began encoding. FAIL! Couldn't make a disc image, either--same error-42 too many files open.

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I tried to burn 2 recordings to play consecutively, deeting the original source files after Toast began encoding. FAIL! Couldn't make a disc image, either--same error-42 too many files open.

 

That is a little scary... Deleting source files means nothing is left :huh: Toast does not 'hold' files or keep copies! If you "save" in Toast, you are saving a little file of notes as to where things are and what you want to do to them but not one single frame of video or picture is saved!

 

Have you done any searching for that error in MAC groups?

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Yes, I've found references to error 42 as part of the Mac OS, but mine is the first problem with Toast that I've seen. I got what I guess is the final word on this from Roxio support--that there is some conflict with Toast and other apps on my computer, and wishing me good luck! This is such a headache that I'm going to stop now, and use other DVD-maker software from now on. Thanks very much for trying to help--it's appreciated. Best wishes, Toasingit.

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That is not the outcome we like to hear about :(

 

But think about along the lines that we have given you - file not closed or released.

 

In the PC world one version of VB language required that you write a special line to execute during Exit that cleared buffers and released RAM. More recently I have seen Corel's Paint Shop Pro with nothing in it but a file in the Recently Opened list that would not allow me to delete the file until I closed the PSP program.

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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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