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Just purchased Toast 17 and have a 5.5GB Quick Time .mov video I want to burn to a DVD.  I drag the video into the window it appears to be loaded and when I hit the Burn button I get a window telling me there is nothing to record.  I've tweaked and adjusted settings and still no love.  I even reached out to online support and the gent I was talking with said he was passing it on to Tech Support and I should hear from them via email.  He couldn't tell me when that might be since they have a lot going on.

Has anyone else experienced this behavior?

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I have the same issue.  I trashed Toast17  and re-installed. No difference. I can't burn a BluRay either. In this case Pro17 reports a huge file to burn many times bigger than the source file. I'm on a Mac running Mojave.  *Caution * if you completely trash Toast it all trashes for BluRay Plugin! And since I hadn't registered it I had to buy another for $9.99 plus tax. I'll check whether this now allows me to create a BluRay disk.

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Sorry for not replying earlier.  I was on a short timeline and support was not able to get back to me quickly enough so I asked for, and got a full refund.  I ended up getting the trial of Final Cut Pro and got my near term issue solved.  Unfortunately for Corel I am not giving them another shot.

I'll not be following this afterwords - so good luck to all.

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After much troubleshooting by a Toast technician when Toast 17 Pro was refusing to burn m latest .mov files because of "not enough space on the disc," I did complete uninstalls and reinstalls of Toast 17 Pro on two late model iMacs. I don't get the "not enough space" message any more but now I'm getting the "There is nothing to reocord..." message others here are reporting. I can, however, successfully burn non-FCP .mov files like one I recently received that was created on an iPhone. But even my old FCP .movs go nowhere on Toast 17 Pro. (An old copy of Toast 14 Pro has no problems with them). I have reported this to the Roxio tech with whom I've been troubleshooting and included this thread. I believe "itstherealjg" is on the right track -- Toast 17 Pro may not like ProRes422.

 

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At the Toast tech's request, I've send a short FCP-produced .mov file that prompts the "There is nothing to record..." message when trying to burn in Toast 17 Pro. I pointed out that on the Toast screen, the file is listed as "video: APCN" vs. some other, more familiar designation like ProRes422 or H.264. According to wiki.multimedia,  this refers to a "ProRes 422 Standard Definition/High Quality codec." An individual whom I believe is an expert on Final Cut Pro X has no idea why APCN pops up on Toast so hopefully Toast will know. For example, another .mov "Master" file I created with FCP X recently lists as "ProRes 422" on the Toast 14 version of that same burn page and it successfully burns. Again, it seems Toast 17 Pro is not accepting ProRes422 .mov files in the same way as before.

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A quick search for ProRes 422 on this forum came up with a post that offers an explanation about why this will not work. It reads:

 

Yes, ProRes 422 is an Apple codec in Final Cut Pro X. If you're interested in ProRes, Wikipedia does a good job explaining it.

My mistake was not realizing that 422 is an editing or archiving codec  -- not for final product, such as a DVD.

So based on my experience, to make a DVD in Toast, just use a .mov file that's in H.264. Voila!

 

Forgot to copy the original posters name, sorry for that. Hope this helps though.

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Following up, an email today from the Toast tech confirms that the ProRes244 .mov file I submitted at his request also fails in his tries to burn a disc. He said he was passing along this information to Toast's development team. I have notified Roxio that I'm willing to wait a reasonable amount of time for a fix but that if one is not forthcoming, I will be asking for a refund of the $79.99 I paid to upgrade from Toast 14 Pro. Fortunately, that version still recognizes ProRes422 and will burn discs from my .mov files.

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I neglected to read the above note from hermie54 before posting my last response. While ProRes422 indeed is used for editing, it's also been long recommended to me as the preferred .mov choice for a FCP X Master file. I've been doing so for years and the AVCHD discs I've burned always are excellent. So it does, in fact, "work" with earlier versions of Toast. When FCP "Share to disc" is working, I usually let it do the job. But occasionally, usually after an IOS or FCP software update, it breaks (always near deadline) and I fall back on Toast 14. As previously mentioned, 14 Pro still works with ProRes422 .mov files from FCP but 17 currently does not. My FCP AVCHD discs are projected on a large screen before an audience of 100 or so and I want all the resolution I reasonably can get. That's why I've always gone with ProRes422. I also burn additional AVCHDs and standard DVDs for very limited distribution. However, I'm thinking now that I'll simply project my original Master .mov file via a laptop and hope Toast 17 gets "fixed" or my copy of Toast 14 continue to hang in there for disc production.

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I continue to experience both the there's nothing to burn prompt and the files are very large (and won't fit on the disc) prompt.

I am burning files as quicktimes, H264 codec-strange thing a file copied from another Mac as output from Final cut pro X, quicktime, H264 works properly.

Output from Resolve 16 on an I-MAC running OSX Mojave 10.14.5 are the ones that are either no file to burn or being read as very large files.

In conversation by e-mail with Roxio (Correl) I was advised to remove and reload the Toast 17-did this and the problem persists.

Does anyone have another software they've had success with burning DVDs on Mac with 10.14.5?

 

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I get the same issue. It happens to just one file. I don’t know why though. I can add two or three files before this particular one. The size of the disk being used growers but when I add this particular file the disk size reverts to 904kb and there is nothing to burn. The encoding is ProRes422. 

A side note, burning the same files (well not quite the same upgraded to 422HQ) burns without a hitch. 

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MProblem solve you can use the CONVERT feature first and save it anywhere and then will burn your disk  Note a movie 720x1080 at 60fps must be no more than 3hours 2 mi. long

my file is around 198 Mb 3:02 i press convert and drag and drop it and when was done was only 13 Mb and then burn it  to a bluray then it say the file was 22.700mb h.264.

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On 7/10/2019 at 5:17 PM, Birtle Editors said:

I continue to experience both the there's nothing to burn prompt and the files are very large (and won't fit on the disc) prompt.

I am burning files as quicktimes, H264 codec-strange thing a file copied from another Mac as output from Final cut pro X, quicktime, H264 works properly.

Output from Resolve 16 on an I-MAC running OSX Mojave 10.14.5 are the ones that are either no file to burn or being read as very large files.

In conversation by e-mail with Roxio (Correl) I was advised to remove and reload the Toast 17-did this and the problem persists.

Does anyone have another software they've had success with burning DVDs on Mac with 10.14.5?

 

use the convert feature and then it will work some how fcpx makes the file bad sometimes but using Convert will fix it  . convert from toast 17

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