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I really think this data fork issue is a big loser


IainMacG

Should the data fork error go away by design?  

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  1. 1. Should Roxio sort out the issues that cause 'data fork' errors with questions about copyright on disks that are not copyrighted?

    • No Question about it YES: this is a customer loser
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    • Definitely, the workarounds are signs of leaky thinking
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    • Yes, though mine were resolved by the extra effort
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    • Yes but its not high priority
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    • Well, I haven't had any of this
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    • Not really, I like to be inconvenienced
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    • Who cares, I have bought another product that works!
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    • No, its a fun quirk
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    • No, Toast is perfect, its the imperfect world that is to blame
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    • No, I only bought it to spend money on the regular new versions and don' use it at all
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The data forking issue seems to crop up again and again on this forum.

 

I can't personally understand why a DVD I created mself from transcoded xvid files on a linux system, can suddenly be impossible to burn using Roxio Toast, I thoghut this sort of inconsistent operating was a trait only of Windows applications.

 

What is really the underlying problem, and why haven't Roxio fixed it ages ago?

 

Anyway, I have created a poll, and I thought it might be more fun to see the result, than lose a 5th blank DVD to the data fork demon...

 

Please all put in your 50cents, or sixpenceworth, or whatever...

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I enjoy your sarcastic wit, but I don't see how this helps you with the problem at hand.

 

It's your first post so I don't know any history you're having with this. You've burned a video DVD from an Xvid source on a Linux system. Now you want to make copies with Toast. Is that correct? Are you copying from a disc or is a VIDEO_TS or disc image on the HDD? You mention the losing discs so I'm guessing the error appears some time during the burning. Is it a DL disc? What drive and media are you using? Have you tried a different brand of media?

 

Have you tried choosing Save as Disc Image rather than clicking the burn button and then burn the DVD from the disc image file?

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