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Music Dvd Playback - Quirky, Wonky, Just Plain Weird


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Roxio, are you going to fix these Music DVDs so that they work right?

 

Everyone, is there alternative software for Mac to make Music DVDs?

 

Why, when listening to a chapter, e.g. Title 2, Chapter 6, and you skip ahead using a remote e.g. to Chapter 10 does it play Chapter 10, but then revert back to Chapter 6 or 7 instead of continuing on to Chapter 11? Also, why when you select a particular Chapter does it sometimes play it TWICE before proceeding to the next chapter?

 

version 7.0.1 was used to make the above disc, since 7.0.2 was flawed from the get go for Music DVD.

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Here here!

I've stopped making them for now; though a workaround is to import your music into itunes using Apple Lossless encoding, and drag those files into Toast 7.0.2 - the conversion Toast does from an Apple Lossless file seems to work properly, whereas one straight from the CD (i.e. 44.1 kHz PCM) will not.

 

Another way is to make sure, whatever file format you are using, to use a 48 kHz sampling rate when you encode your tracks.

 

Kevin

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Another way is to make sure, whatever file format you are using, to use a 48 kHz sampling rate when you encode your tracks.

 

Kevin

I assume you mean encoding to 48kHz with another program (like Max e.g.) and then using Toast just to burn.
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Thank god - I'm not going crazy. All my music DVD's would switch off after playing one song or randomly go back to song 2 or 4 or 6 from any other song. I've been through 12 recordable DVD's now trying to make them into Music DVD's that would play properly in a DVD player - a minor waste of money and a MASSIVE waste of time ( first compiling the playlists, then encoding, burning and testing ). Its good to know that nothing was wrong with me and the problem lies with Toast. Dear Roxio people - I do appreciate your products and I have paid for them with my hard earned money - but if you'll keep on putting out flawed Toast 7 updates that do not help in solving our inability to make Music DVD's and instead make it worse - that is not fair to me or any other customer! I would love to continue supporting your products but if this trend of releasing flawed products continues then I will have formed a very negative opinion about Toast and Roxio.PLEASE RELEASE 7.3 as soon as possible and PLEASE MAKE SURE it will allow us to BURN Music DVD's that WORK FINE in and any DVD player. I DO NOT WANT TO WASTE ANY MORE DVD-R's as well as MY TIME trying to make something work - that in all fairness should have worked from day one. PLEASE FIX THE MUSIC DVD PROBLEM.

Thank you for your time.

ksbayny

 

P.S. I apologise if this mail comes off as a little high handed. That is not my intention - it's just that I am very angry!

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Okay, so what is everyone doing to make music DVDs?

 

I am also wondering about the work flow...if supposing you have about 20 CDs all lined up and you want to take a few cuts from each. Do you have to bring everything onto your hard drive first?

As you can tell, I am somewhat of a newbie at this!

 

greytail

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Hi:

Just got through reading these posts and and wondering how to downgrade properly? On my hard drive under the Toast 7 folder, I have Toast 7.02 in there. I have no original Toast there. What should I do?

 

I have given up on IPOD audio and Apple Lossless...I want to put my favourite CD cuts onto a DVD music disc for serious listening. Where can I find more about this, such as number of discs that will fit and do I need a 48 kHz high quality DACs such as those in the M Box to enjoy a pristine sound source for my hi-fi system?

 

 

 

Greytail

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Thank god - I'm not going crazy. All my music DVD's would switch off after playing one song or randomly go back to song 2 or 4 or 6 from any other song. I've been through 12 recordable DVD's now trying to make them into Music DVD's that would play properly in a DVD player - a minor waste of money and a MASSIVE waste of time ( first compiling the playlists, then encoding, burning and testing ). Its good to know that nothing was wrong with me and the problem lies with Toast. Dear Roxio people - I do appreciate your products and I have paid for them with my hard earned money - but if you'll keep on putting out flawed Toast 7 updates that do not help in solving our inability to make Music DVD's and instead make it worse - that is not fair to me or any other customer! I would love to continue supporting your products but if this trend of releasing flawed products continues then I will have formed a very negative opinion about Toast and Roxio.PLEASE RELEASE 7.3 as soon as possible and PLEASE MAKE SURE it will allow us to BURN Music DVD's that WORK FINE in and any DVD player. I DO NOT WANT TO WASTE ANY MORE DVD-R's as well as MY TIME trying to make something work - that in all fairness should have worked from day one. PLEASE FIX THE MUSIC DVD PROBLEM.

Thank you for your time.

ksbayny

Here here!

 

 

Okay, so what is everyone doing to make music DVDs?

 

I am also wondering about the work flow...if supposing you have about 20 CDs all lined up and you want to take a few cuts from each. Do you have to bring everything onto your hard drive first?

As you can tell, I am somewhat of a newbie at this!

 

greytail

I've stopped making them for now; though a workaround is to import your music into itunes using Apple Lossless encoding, and drag those files into Toast 7.0.2 - the conversion Toast does from an Apple Lossless file seems to work properly, whereas one straight from the CD (i.e. 44.1 kHz PCM) will not.
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Hi:

Just got through reading these posts and and wondering how to downgrade properly? On my hard drive under the Toast 7 folder, I have Toast 7.02 in there. I have no original Toast there. What should I do?

 

I have given up on IPOD audio and Apple Lossless...I want to put my favourite CD cuts onto a DVD music disc for serious listening. Where can I find more about this, such as number of discs that will fit and do I need a 48 kHz high quality DACs such as those in the M Box to enjoy a pristine sound source for my hi-fi system?

Greytail

You can have both Toast 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 on your Mac. The download for 7.0.1 is in the Software Updates page (the link is on the left of this page).

 

The audio tracks will get resampled to 48 khz by Toast if they are not already 48 khz. Be sure to choose PCM audio in the custom encoder settings window in order to get best quality sound. You'll fit about 7 hours of music on a single-layer DVD using 16-bit 48 khz PCM audio.

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Hi:

Just got through reading these posts and and wondering how to downgrade properly? On my hard drive under the Toast 7 folder, I have Toast 7.02 in there. I have no original Toast there. What should I do?

 

I have given up on IPOD audio and Apple Lossless...I want to put my favourite CD cuts onto a DVD music disc for serious listening. Where can I find more about this, such as number of discs that will fit and do I need a 48 kHz high quality DACs such as those in the M Box to enjoy a pristine sound source for my hi-fi system?

Greytail

I wouldn't recommend using 7.0.1 because the menu system on the DVDs you make will not behave properly. I am in the same boat - can't use 7.0.1 b/c of the menus; can't use 7.0.2 b/c the music ends up too slow. Happy with Roxio? You bet!
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Try again after installing the Toast 7.1 update. Among it's fixes is "Resolves issues related to Music DVDs - audio playing back too slowly and static sound with some files at higher quality settings."

:huh: Thanks again tsantee. That solved the problem. However, I really wonder how come this was not discovered before they put out the previous version. I mean, wasn't this an obvious and significant error? Don't software companies test (alpha, beta, etc.) their products anymore before unleashing them??? :)

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:) Has anyone also noticed that the pitch of the music is down a half-step or more; or spoken audio sounds noticeably lower. I've tried various encodings (Dolby Digital, PCM, etc.) and they all produce the same distortion.

Try again after installing the Toast 7.1 update. Among it's fixes is "Resolves issues related to Music DVDs - audio playing back too slowly and static sound with some files at higher quality settings."

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