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How Do I Get Toast6 Style Menu With Toast7?


timothy_luoma

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I really liked the basic, no frills menu that Toast 6 would create. It gave me 3 lines of information (the same 3 lines shown in Toast).

 

Toast 7 has all these silly theme menus, without anything as useful as the basic Toast 6 menu which gives access to all this information (why put the information into Toast 7 if you'll never be able to see it on the DVD?!)

 

Is there any way to get a nice simple menu with a preview image on the left and text on the right, like Toast 6 gave by default? (I still have Toast6 installed).

 

 

Between this and Toast7 refusing to deal with VIDEO_TS files that Toast6 could handle and the added iTunes restrictions, Toast is getting to be one of those programs where each version gives less and takes away more :-/

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You can still use Toast 6 to author your DVDs. But what I'd do is at least use Toast 7 to encode the MPEGs. When you have everything set up for burning in Toast 7, choose Save as Disc Image. If Toast needs to encode the video and audio it will write the .m2v and .ac3 files in the Roxio Converted Items folder. (Note: be sure to change Toast preferences so that the converted items folder does not get automatically emptied when you quit Toast). After Toast 7 has finished its job you can drag the .m2v file from the converted items folder to Toast 6's Video window (the audio gets added automatically or Toast will ask you to add it). Now you can have Toast 6 author and burn a DVD with Toast 7's superior MPEG encoding.

 

I don't know what problems you're referring to regarding Toast 7 accepting VIDEO_TS folders. If you want to burn a VIDEO_TS folder with Toast 7 it is done exactly the same as with Toast 6. If you want to use video from a VIDEO_TS folder in a different project then place the VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop and access its contents via the Toast Media Browser. Drag the Titles or chapters you want from the media browser to the Video window to extract their MPEGs.

 

The iTunes restrictions are ordered by Apple and also apply to Toast 6.1.1. Apple also has updated QuickTime and iTunes to block the iTunes Music Store tracks from being burned by third party applications.

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