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Hanging When Burning Dvd


jsack13

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This has happened to me twice when burning a video DVD. I select "Toast It" from the contectual menu when clicking on the .dmg image file of the DVD. I insert a blank DVD and click Toast's big red button to do the burn. Toast mounts the disk and says "writing Lead-In". Then it hangs. All menu items are dimmed. There is no cancel button. I cannot eject the disk.

 

So I force Toast to quit, but I still can't eject the disk. Finally I am forced to reboot the computer into Open Firmware and eject the disk that way.

 

Is there a better way to handle this situation?

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This has happened to me twice when burning a video DVD. I select "Toast It" from the contectual menu when clicking on the .dmg image file of the DVD. I insert a blank DVD and click Toast's big red button to do the burn. Toast mounts the disk and says "writing Lead-In". Then it hangs. All menu items are dimmed. There is no cancel button. I cannot eject the disk.

 

So I force Toast to quit, but I still can't eject the disk. Finally I am forced to reboot the computer into Open Firmware and eject the disk that way.

 

Is there a better way to handle this situation?

What did you use to create the .dmg of a video DVD? Toast uses .toast as the extension when it makes a disc image file. If you used Disk Utility to make the disc image then it isn't in UDF format which is required for video DVD playback. If you mount the image file does it automatically launch DVD Player?

 

You might try mounting the disc image and then selecting its VIDEO_TS folder with the "DVD video from VIDEO_TS" setting in the Toast Video window.

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Oh, I forgot about the iDVD disc images. They should be working fine as long as it isn't a DL-sized disc image. I've experienced Toast hanging like that in other situations. Aside from clicking the little x that's at the end of the progress bar I can't think of any other way to quit a process other than the force quit method. Usually with bad media you get a Medium error which cancels the burn. So when this has happened you've been able to burn the same image file to a different disc after restoring everything, right?

 

 

"tsantee, I too have been experiencing this same issue.

What I notice is that, let's take last night's experience:

I was mastering from DVD Studio Pro my next season

discs of The Shield Season 5 disc 2 and 24 season 5 disc 2.

I did my build to my drive of the Video_TS folders,

and they made proper File structures.

 

I then fired up Toast 7.02 ( I am also on OSX 10.43, with 2 GB of Ram)

and drug my first folder, SHIELD_S5D2, to the DVD UDF window,

inserted a disc ( TDK 16x DVD-R) into my drive, a Pioneer DVR-109

with firmware 1.58, and clicked burn. I always make two copies,

and both of this set went fine.

 

Next, I repeated the steps this time with 24S5_D2, same brand of discs,

same selection of 2 copies, first one went fine, the second was going fine,

but then hung on the "writing lead out". after about 30 mins, I finally clicked the

"x" to abort, and another 10 mins of waiting for it to abort, I hard rebooted

and when it came up, the Mac's finder mounted the disc, which said it

was a valid DVD. Of course, trying to play it in the Apple's DVD Player

app returned a " This is not a valid disc" error.

 

More often than not, I will say I have seen this with TDK branded media,

whether 8x or 16x. I always burn one under, so I burn my 8x at 6x

and my 16x at 12x ( sometimes 8x) to insure a good burn, but

this problem still occurs. I have seen it happen only ONCE at the

"Writing Lead In" stage, and it was when I using Sony Branded media

( 1x -16x, burnt at 12x) from Wal-Mart.

 

In any case I usually chalk it up to bad media, because I can ALWAYS

without fail, re-burn the Video_TS folder after the hard reboot,

with the same brand of media.

 

Hopefully something in this will give some insight into the problem.

:)

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What did you use to create the .dmg of a video DVD? Toast uses .toast as the extension when it makes a disc image file. If you used Disk Utility to make the disc image then it isn't in UDF format which is required for video DVD playback. If you mount the image file does it automatically launch DVD Player?

 

You might try mounting the disc image and then selecting its VIDEO_TS folder with the "DVD video from VIDEO_TS" setting in the Toast Video window.

 

 

It was created using iDVD. I am pretty sure the extension is .dmg -- but I guess I could be wrong. It's whatever iDVD creates!

 

This is not something that happens all the time -- I have burned probably dozens of disks this way, all from images created using iDVD. The "hang" has occurred only twice -- perhaps because of a bad disk. The problem is I can't find a way to recover -- there is no cancel button, all menus are dimmed, etc. The only recourse seems to be the rather extreme killing of the Toast process, followed by a reboot so I can get the drive to open up.

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Oh, I forgot about the iDVD disc images. They should be working fine as long as it isn't a DL-sized disc image. I've experienced Toast hanging like that in other situations. Aside from clicking the little x that's at the end of the progress bar I can't think of any other way to quit a process other than the force quit method. Usually with bad media you get a Medium error which cancels the burn. So when this has happened you've been able to burn the same image file to a different disc after restoring everything, right?

 

 

I never noticed the little "x" before -- I think that is what I am looking for -- a way to stop the process without having to kill it. Thanks!

 

I don't know what causes the hang -- they are normal size DVD blanks, usually Maxell. And both times I have had this happen, I have been able to burn several copies, successfully, of the same image (also, it's ".img", not ".dmg" -- I had that wrong, too).

 

Thanks again. With luck, I won't find myself needing that little "x" any time soon. But this time I will know about it!

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It was created using iDVD. I am pretty sure the extension is .dmg -- but I guess I could be wrong. It's whatever iDVD creates!

 

This is not something that happens all the time -- I have burned probably dozens of disks this way, all from images created using iDVD. The "hang" has occurred only twice -- perhaps because of a bad disk. The problem is I can't find a way to recover -- there is no cancel button, all menus are dimmed, etc. The only recourse seems to be the rather extreme killing of the Toast process, followed by a reboot so I can get the drive to open up.

Oh, I forgot about the iDVD disc images. They should be working fine as long as it isn't a DL-sized disc image. I've experienced Toast hanging like that in other situations. Aside from clicking the little x that's at the end of the progress bar I can't think of any other way to quit a process other than the force quit method. Usually with bad media you get a Medium error which cancels the burn. So when this has happened you've been able to burn the same image file to a different disc after restoring everything, right?

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