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Music DVD: text & navigation issues



I just burnt a music DVD per Toasts intructions...


It played fine on DVD Player -- but

1) NO text appeared (text worked fine on my player for MP3 disks, and CD Audio Text disk)

Little selection arrows appeared on the left (as if to point to the text (song name) but alas no text.


2) Navigation was extremely awkward-- particularly getting to top menu (top menu/menu/playlist buttons on my remote didn't acheive this function)



I had created disc with 7 Top level buttons (representing albums in most cases) with a max of 19 selections for each.



1. SHOULD text be displaying (both toast app and the DVD's interface Implies it should)

and if so, is the problem likely to do with naming conventions, Toast settings, or just a no go on my DVD Player.


2. Has anyone else experience navigation issues with this 'format' (I've never seen "Music DVD" listed as an official format - my DVD player lists it as a DVD-Video)


Thanks in advance- xandra

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Just to followup in case someone else encounters this problem:

ISSUE RESOLVED... (you'd never guess)


Using tsantee's suggestion of creating disk images as a test, I finally opted to check my console log... scanning it revealed that a Font required by the theme (in this case Gill Sans, and its Bold face) was not activating.


ADVICE to others when using any Toast theme which utilizes text. You have 2 options:

1. activate ALLL your Mac OSX fonts before burning. (simplest if you keep all the dfonts around)

2. BETTER If you have Photoshop (and don't use .dfonts): You can open a psd version actual theme in Pshop. (you'll find them inside the Toast.app contents. Naturally DONT open the original, but drag a copy elsewhere on you disk. Browsing the the various layers will reveal the fonts used by the theme.


Note to Roxio: The App really should have generated a missing font error message. Alternately, documentation should indicate which fonts are needed by which themes.


Not so good: I still feel navigation is pretty funky... (there should be a one-click button to return to main menu, It's also quite unintuitive that after scrolling the first 10 items, the cursor moves to "shuffle" buttton


Some fine points (Likely related: I use FAP (which has been somewhat funky since 10.4.10 update) further I'd removed the .dfont version (as I have both a PS, and OT version of the font as well), oddly activating Gill Sans Postcript, did do the trick, and since having done this once, it now seems to auto activate.

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Each time a song is playing you should see a thumbnail image and a description of the title, artist and (I think) length


tsantee - Thanks for the response... at least I know something's wrong.

Have you actually done this? That's what I expected to happen. I should mention that I'm using Toast 7 (as I thought this board would be more active - and I doubt this feature has changed at all)


The results playing on my computer identical to those on my player: an icon appears (album art) when a song is playing - but no metadata.


To describe in detail:

clicking on 1 of the Title buttons goes to a submenu - a yellow left pointing arrow appears, selecting it plays the a song (and displays the artwork)- but sans text, you've no idea what song you're selecting. I can than navigate down the 'chapters' - but to get to the main menu, I have to use DVD functions to get to song 1 of Title 1 to get back to the main menu.


I'll try some experiments as you suggested, but failing that...

I'm wondering if there's someway to bring the music files (or the Roxio converted versions) into iDVD. one advantage being Avoidance of the truly hideous toast themes...


Thanks, xandra

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Each time a song is playing you should see a thumbnail image and a description of the title, artist and (I think) length. If this isn't appearing then something is wrong. It could be a player or media problem. You can check that by seeing how it plays on your Mac using DVD player.


As you troubleshoot this, create a small Music DVD project and choose Save as disc image from the Toast File menu. Then mount the disc image and view it in DVD player. If that works then create your larger project the same way and burn the disc image file to disc using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window.


The Music DVD is not DVD-Audio. It uses the video DVD format similar to DVD slide shows in which the spec allows for up to 99 chapters (still images) in each of up to 99 titles.

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