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writing lead-out problem Toast 8.0.1


joehoffer

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When burning a Video_TS file to dvd-r it gets stuck at the writing lead-out part of the process. I waited about 5 min. I then went and brushed my teeth, shaved, and took a shower. When I came back it was still writing lead-outs. Does this part of the process usually take usually take this long? I finally had to force quit Toast and restart my Mac to get it to eject the disk.

 

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2.0 GHz Intel

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thanks tsantee

 

I really appreciate your help. It is helpful people like you that make forums like these great.

 

Hi Joe,

 

When you try to burn the DVD, does Toast start by saying that it's preparing the information, and then go directly to writing lead-out? That's the problem I'm having, but only when writing to DL discs. I've let it go for several hours before force quitting. But it's happened 100 % of the time since I started using Toast 8.

 

The lead-out should be the last thing written. I and several other users are having the problem I described when writing to DL discs. We've all notified Roxio and they've ignored us.

 

Some users have suggested making a disc image and burning from the disc image. When I create a disk image, I check the save folder there are 7 or 8 numbered toast files that seem useless. I have no idea how to handle them. There is nothing in the manual that helps.

 

 

I'll post any info I get about these problems.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

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I'm wondering if you are looking at the Roxio Converted Items folder. That's where Toast puts temporary files that it needs to create when doing various things such as encoding video. The disc image file name ends with a .toast extension and is not in the Converted Items folder unless you chose to save it there. It is the .toast file that you should be able to burn to DVD using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window.

 

As you know, I haven't a clue why it isn't working to burn a DL disc directly. It seems to be an issue between OS 10.4.9 on some Intel Macs and Toast.

 

 

Thanks for the response.

 

The 7 or 8 files are in the destination folder to which I directed Toast to save the image file.

 

The Roxio Converted items folder is empty.

 

I've been using Toast since OS 8. I'm a little disappointed in Roxio. I't been a week and they haven't responded other than the "thanks for your input email" I received after filing my first report.

 

I'm able to burn dual layered disks by using Nero in the Parallels Desktop Windows 2000 virtual machine I've got running on my Mac. There's got to be a better way.

 

My internal hard drive is running out of room. I'm putting in a bigger drive and after I install OS X on the new drive, I'm going to install Toast 8 first and try again.

 

Thanks again,

 

Bill

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Some users have suggested making a disc image and burning from the disc image. When I create a disk image, I check the save folder there are 7 or 8 numbered toast files that seem useless. I have no idea how to handle them. There is nothing in the manual that helps.

I'm wondering if you are looking at the Roxio Converted Items folder. That's where Toast puts temporary files that it needs to create when doing various things such as encoding video. The disc image file name ends with a .toast extension and is not in the Converted Items folder unless you chose to save it there. It is the .toast file that you should be able to burn to DVD using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window.

 

As you know, I haven't a clue why it isn't working to burn a DL disc directly. It seems to be an issue between OS 10.4.9 on some Intel Macs and Toast.

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Will this process allow the disk to be recognized by a stand alone DVD player?

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Yes it will. When Toast is creating a video DVD disc image it is creating it in UDF format for compatibility with DVD players. What happens when you choose to burn a disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window is the content within the disc image appears on the disc the same as when you see the disc image file mounted in the Finder.

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Hi Joe,

 

When you try to burn the DVD, does Toast start by saying that it's preparing the information, and then go directly to writing lead-out? That's the problem I'm having, but only when writing to DL discs. I've let it go for several hours before force quitting. But it's happened 100 % of the time since I started using Toast 8.

 

The lead-out should be the last thing written. I and several other users are having the problem I described when writing to DL discs. We've all notified Roxio and they've ignored us.

 

Some users have suggested making a disc image and burning from the disc image. When I create a disk image, I check the save folder there are 7 or 8 numbered toast files that seem useless. I have no idea how to handle them. There is nothing in the manual that helps.

I'll post any info I get about these problems.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

 

The problem was occuring at the end. Everything worked just fine then it would get stuck in a loop at the end. This was with single layer discs, but I haven't tried any DL discs yet. I'll give a DL a try later on this week and see if I have the same problem.

 

The disc image method solved the problem I was having.

 

Thanks again tsantee

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When burning a Video_TS file to dvd-r it gets stuck at the writing lead-out part of the process. I waited about 5 min. I then went and brushed my teeth, shaved, and took a shower. When I came back it was still writing lead-outs. Does this part of the process usually take usually take this long? I finally had to force quit Toast and restart my Mac to get it to eject the disk.

 

using:

MacBook

2.0 GHz Intel

I don't know why that would happen but my guess is that Toast did finish writing the lead out but failed to execute the exit. So I think the disc is okay.

 

I'd try with a different brand of media and a different VIDEO_TS folder to see if it repeats. Also you can choose Save as disc image and burn the disc image using the Image File setting in the Copy window. My guess is that won't have any problem.

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Also you can choose Save as disc image and burn the disc image using the Image File setting in the Copy window. My guess is that won't have any problem.

 

Pardon my ignorance, but could you possibly walk me through this.

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Pardon my ignorance, but could you possibly walk me through this.

Sure.

 

When you normally would click the burn button, instead go to the File menu and choose Save as Disc Image. Toast writes a .toast file to the hard drive that is just as if it is burning a disc. When it is finished you can mount the disc image and it will show up the same in the Finder as if you inserted a disc in the DVD drive. It will play in DVD Player when mounted. There are many ways to mount a disc image but one that I usually do is control click on the file in the Finder and choose Mount It from the contextual menu that appears. You unmount it by ejecting it the same as you would an inserted disc.

 

To burn a disc image to a disc you choose the Image File setting in the Copy window. Oftentimes you can be more successful burning a disc image than when going straight to disc. I don't know why, it just works out that way.

 

Another advantage of a disc image is that all your encoding and multiplexing gets done. So if you do have a defective burn you don't have to go through those steps again.

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