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Is Toast for me?


gsusser

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Sorry for such a general question. I'm seriously considering buying a Mac and want to make sure I can fulfill my software requirements. Is Toast recommended as a jukebox, cd ripper and burner? Are people generally satisfied with this apsect of Toast? Many thanks, glenn

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I should have read the Toast specs more carefully. I sort of assumed it was the equivalent of roxio media 9. I am definitely interested in burning and ripping but also want a jukebox to play music. I'm not an iTunes fan. Any recommendations? I also posted another question on another forum.. am I eligible for a discount on any of roxio mac products as a media 9 owner? Thanks.

I'm don't know about Roxio's rebate terms for Toast so you'll have to check. As I recall it is pretty liberal. Buy.com and some other sites at times have some good discounts on Toast as well.

 

A couple sites you should know about are www.versiontracker.com and www.macupdate.com. These are terrific places to search for Mac software using whatever key words you like. A versiontracker I got 19 results from the keywork jukebox. The only one I've heard of in the list is iTunes. You might take a look at www.panic.com/audion because it tried for awhile to be a competitor to iTunes but gave up because it is hard to compete with free. So they made Audion free and ceased development on the app.

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Sorry for such a general question. I'm seriously considering buying a Mac and want to make sure I can fulfill my software requirements. Is Toast recommended as a jukebox, cd ripper and burner? Are people generally satisfied with this apsect of Toast? Many thanks, glenn

I'm not sure what you mean by jukebox. Toast isn't used to play audio files although it can. It is used to burn many kinds of audio, video and data to discs, to export audio and video to different formats, to create audio CDs with cross fades and other special features, and more. I'm presuming you read through the list of features on Roxio's pages about Toast.

 

I use Toast for many different things. Some of those can be done differently with Apple's iLife apps. Others, such as the music DVD and data disc spanning, are special to Toast. My advice is to see if the description of Toast matches some of your needs and make your decision that way. If you are confused about specific features let me know.

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I should have read the Toast specs more carefully. I sort of assumed it was the equivalent of roxio media 9. I am definitely interested in burning and ripping but also want a jukebox to play music. I'm not an iTunes fan. Any recommendations? I also posted another question on another forum.. am I eligible for a discount on any of roxio mac products as a media 9 owner? Thanks.

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