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Musical Album option - problem burning


oratorio2007

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I am using the latest Toast update. Plenty of RAM. I have burnt several Musical Albums without a problem, but I am running into a wall.

I have looked at what "tsantee" recommended and did that before attempting an other burn:

trash the plist file, re-installed Toast and choose the option NEVER in reencoding.

But so far, after 4 attempts, the encoding stops in the middle, not always at the same spot - of the process.

What should be my next move? TIA

 

PS: What I have noticed is that in the progress bar it starts with "multiplexing", but then changes to encoding, just to mention it.

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Another possibility is that an audio file is corrupted. I haven't seen this with AIFF files, however. You can test this by removing the file that was being encoded when Toast stalled and see if it continues on the next attempt.

 

After eliminating all other possibilities, this to me sounded very logical and it was. Some of the files were corrupted.

 

As always MANY thanks for your help T.

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I am now trying to save a disk image of an other full Audio Musical Album. It keeps stalling during the encoding. I start again, it encodes a bit further and stalls again. Each time, 4 times so far, and it goes a bit further in the encoding and then stalls again. I have followed all previous advice EXCEPT re-installing Toast. What do you suggest? I have plenty of RAM and disk space.

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I am now trying to save a disk image of an other full Audio Musical Album. It keeps stalling during the encoding. I start again, it encodes a bit further and stalls again. Each time, 4 times so far, and it goes a bit further in the encoding and then stalls again. I have followed all previous advice EXCEPT re-installing Toast. What do you suggest? I have plenty of RAM and disk space.

I only have one remaining suggestion. Use iTunes to convert the AIFF files to Apple Lossless and then use those files in Toast.

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I only have one remaining suggestion. Use iTunes to convert the AIFF files to Apple Lossless and then use those files in Toast.

 

I ended up re-installing Toast, trashed the preference files - again - Re-formulated the preferences, but it did stall - a bit further in the process, and I gave up. Just before going to bed I had a heart to heart conversation with the computer about its attitude and asked him if he wanted to find its name on eBay? In NO uncertain term I told it it was grounded until further notice. First thing this morning, in the Converted Items, before starting from the place where it stalled, I threw in the thrash the temp files because I noticed last night Toast rewrote those anyhow. I tweaked a bit the preferences, that's all I did and this time it encoded all the way to the finish line. I still do not know what really happened. It will be interesting to find out what will happen the next time around! Thank you again T.

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I ended up re-installing Toast, trashed the preference files - again - Re-formulated the preferences, but it did stall - a bit further in the process, and I gave up. Just before going to bed I had a heart to heart conversation with the computer about its attitude and asked him if he wanted to find its name on eBay? In NO uncertain term I told it it was grounded until further notice. First thing this morning, in the Converted Items, before starting from the place where it stalled, I threw in the thrash the temp files because I noticed last night Toast rewrote those anyhow. I tweaked a bit the preferences, that's all I did and this time it encoded all the way to the finish line. I still do not know what really happened. It will be interesting to find out what will happen the next time around! Thank you again T.

I've never thought about using the eBay threat with my computer. Typically I just need to take it for a drive in my car. It seems whenever I have an electronic device that doesn't work it somehow fixes itself during the drive to the repair shop. Once it gets to the repair shop it works fine. So I now I just take them for a drive in the country.

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Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding anything. You are using the DVD video setting in the Video window. You have multiple existing MPEG 2 files that you're trying to burn to DVD. Toast starts out multiplexing but then switches to encoding. During the encoding it stalls and won't continue.

 

This indicates that the MPEG 2 file that is being re-encoded has a serious problem. You cannot use that particular file with Toast. There is a chance you could select that video in the Toast window and click the Export button to export it as DV video. Then replace it in the Toast window with the DV version. However it may stall doing the export as well. It's worth a try.

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I am actually doing a Musical Album/Music DVD!!! NO video. All .aiff files. To be used on a DVD player.

The reason it starts out multiplexing instead of encoding is there already are encoded files in the Roxio Converted Items folder. At the point where the previous attempt stalled Toast needs to begin encoding again. There are a couple things I can think of that could stall the encoding. One is that the hard drive containing the AIFF files has gone to sleep. Go to System Preferences and select the Energy Saver panel. Uncheck the box to put hard drives to sleep when idle.

 

Another possibility is that an audio file is corrupted. I haven't seen this with AIFF files, however. You can test this by removing the file that was being encoded when Toast stalled and see if it continues on the next attempt.

 

Be sure that your Toast preferences is set to never empty the Converted Items folder. Otherwise the folder can get emptied automatically when you normally quit Toast and the encoding will have to begin all over again.

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