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Toast Video Player quit unexpectedly


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When I try to Convert Video Files, hitting the Extract button causes the Toast Video Player to launch and then quit suddenly. All I see in that brief moment is a still screen, without any of the editing controls that would have allowed me to select portions of the clip.

 

I have tried tsantee's suggestion in several other posts to thrash the plist and pref files, and restart, etc., but this does not stop the above.

 

Any one any ideas?

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I've had this happen and know some workarounds. What is the source video format? What settings are you using in the Toast Convert window?

The source video format is .VOB (more specifically, e.g., MediaBrowserFile_0050A212D0001002.VOB). Video: MPEG-2, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps; Audio: PCM, Stereo, 48000 Hz. It was created using SnapZPro, then iMovie.

 

As to the settings, I'm not quite sure what information you need: If it's the Recorder Settings: the Recorder is the built-in DVD drive.

 

Conspicuously missing are all the editing controls, scrubber, etc., when the video player launches (briefly).

 

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The source video format is .VOB (more specifically, e.g., MediaBrowserFile_0050A212D0001002.VOB). Video: MPEG-2, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps; Audio: PCM, Stereo, 48000 Hz. It was created using SnapZPro, then iMovie.

 

As to the settings, I'm not quite sure what information you need: If it's the Recorder Settings: the Recorder is the built-in DVD drive.

 

Conspicuously missing are all the editing controls, scrubber, etc., when the video player launches (briefly).

 

Does it happen 100% of the time with this specific file and not with others? If so, it might be helpful to get the file from you.

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The source video format is .VOB (more specifically, e.g., MediaBrowserFile_0050A212D0001002.VOB). Video: MPEG-2, 720 x 480, 29.97 fps; Audio: PCM, Stereo, 48000 Hz. It was created using SnapZPro, then iMovie.

 

As to the settings, I'm not quite sure what information you need: If it's the Recorder Settings: the Recorder is the built-in DVD drive.

 

Conspicuously missing are all the editing controls, scrubber, etc., when the video player launches (briefly).

You need to change the .vob extension of the file in the Finder to .mpg. Then drag the .mpg to Toast with Video Files selected as the format. Now clicking the Extract button will open the Toast Video Player so you can make editing marks. The Video Player will crash every time with the .vob extension.

 

Does it happen 100% of the time with this specific file and not with others? If so, it might be helpful to get the file from you.

Patrick, in Toast 10 using the Media Browser to extract titles from DVDs writes a .vob file in the Converted Items Folder whereas it was a .mpg file with Toast 9. For some reason that causes the Toast Video Player to crash when clicking the Extract button. I've also clicked the Edit button instead and then clicked Edit again in the window that appears. That launches the Toast Video Player but it doesn't create the timeline. Changing the .vob extension to .mpg and then adding that video to Toast enables the Extract button to successfully launch the Toast Video Player for editing.

 

I'm remembering this off the top of my head. I'm pretty sure those facts are correct but I need to check it again.

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tsantee. Thanks for this workaround. It works. Specifically, I had to copy the video file (since it was originally on a read-only disk), then change the .vob extension. Importing this file into Toast, I then had to do "edit" twice. For some reason, there is no "Extract" button this time.

 

pat. The video player crashed for every .vob file I tried. I'm wondering how the guy in the demonstration video managed to edit a .vob file without crashing?

 

BTW, I upgraded to Toast 10 from Toast 8, but am still using OS 10.4.xxx. Then I read that Toast 10 requires OS 10.5.xxx. But it looks like, for now, the Convert Video function still works with the older OS. I'm going to try to do the full edit process and see.

 

Thanks for all the help, guys!

 

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