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I have been trying for 3 days to make a simple video. the source is a dv steam created by iMovie hd, it is only 13 minutes long. I am using Toast 10.0. I get an error that states "The file "VTS_01_1.VOB" could not be accessed. (Data for, -39). I click OK and then get the error "Couldn't complete the last command because of a Mac OS error. Result cod= -39"

 

I have repared my hard drive nad the permissions, cleared all the preferences, converted items, and caches. Nothing seems to help

 

I am using Toast 10.0.2 and Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an intel Mac Mini.

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That's very strange. Did you use the Toast Media Browser to access your video from iMovie? What settings are you using in Toast?

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I have been trying for 3 days to make a simple video. the source is a dv steam created by iMovie hd, it is only 13 minutes long. I am using Toast 10.0. I get an error that states "The file "VTS_01_1.VOB" could not be accessed. (Data for, -39). I click OK and then get the error "Couldn't complete the last command because of a Mac OS error. Result cod= -39"

 

I have repared my hard drive nad the permissions, cleared all the preferences, converted items, and caches. Nothing seems to help

 

I am using Toast 10.0.2 and Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an intel Mac Mini.

 

I have the same problem. I am also using Mac OS 10.5.8 and Toast Titanium 10.0.2, but on a newish 20" iMac. I have also tried a number of solutions, including those mentioned by whaletosh, and I have also tried Toast on my laptop, and got the same problem. I have reinstalled the Updater from Titamium 10.0 to 10.0.2 and the problem recurs. The error message is "Could not record the disc because of a Mac OS error. Resukt code = -39'. It occurs most often at 67% into multiplexing the video recording (from EyeTV). Toast burns CDs OK, and other elements of the package, such as Spin Doctor all work fine. It doesn't seem to be a disc problem, as it occurs no matter what permutation i use - four different dvd brands and -RW, +RW and +_RW.

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I have the same problem. I am also using Mac OS 10.5.8 and Toast Titanium 10.0.2, but on a newish 20" iMac. I have also tried a number of solutions, including those mentioned by whaletosh, and I have also tried Toast on my laptop, and got the same problem. I have reinstalled the Updater from Titamium 10.0 to 10.0.2 and the problem recurs. The error message is "Could not record the disc because of a Mac OS error. Resukt code = -39'. It occurs most often at 67% into multiplexing the video recording (from EyeTV). Toast burns CDs OK, and other elements of the package, such as Spin Doctor all work fine. It doesn't seem to be a disc problem, as it occurs no matter what permutation i use - four different dvd brands and -RW, +RW and +_RW.

Since this is happening with an EyeTV video there is a workaround that will solve it. But first, did you use the Toast Media Browser to import the video from EyeTV or did you use the send to Toast option in EyeTV to export to Toast? If you did one, give the other a try.

 

The fail safe is to choose Export in EyeTV and save as Elementary Streams. Drag the resulting .m2v file to Toast. Toast will automatically match it with the audio file or ask you to do that. This should resolve any problem.

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Since this is happening with an EyeTV video there is a workaround that will solve it. But first, did you use the Toast Media Browser to import the video from EyeTV or did you use the send to Toast option in EyeTV to export to Toast? If you did one, give the other a try.

 

The fail safe is to choose Export in EyeTV and save as Elementary Streams. Drag the resulting .m2v file to Toast. Toast will automatically match it with the audio file or ask you to do that. This should resolve any problem.

 

 

Tried exporting from eyetv to toast - same problem. tried exporting as elementary stream. (I don't have Quicktime M2v (or whatever) component installed. Nevertheless proceeded with export. dragged mpa and mpv files that were created to toast. toast started to burn disc, then crashed. repeated, same result.

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Tried exporting from eyetv to toast - same problem. tried exporting as elementary stream. (I don't have Quicktime M2v (or whatever) component installed. Nevertheless proceeded with export. dragged mpa and mpv files that were created to toast. toast started to burn disc, then crashed. repeated, same result.

Don't drag the mpa file to Toast. Toast adds that in the background when you add the mpv file. You don't need the QuickTime MPEG 2 component for this. Choose Save as Disc Image in Toast (which can be burned to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window). If Toast says encoding then abort the process and go to the Custom Encoder settings window and turn on Never Re-encode. If Toast cannot complete the disc image then something is not okay with the source file. Use EyeTV to convert it to another format such as H.264 or DV and use that in Toast.

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Ok, I think I have solved this for myself; maybe this will help others. I finally realized that Symantec Anti-Virus Auto-protect was probably trying to scan the .vob file while Toast was trying to access it. I turned off the auto-protect and this seems to have solved the problem.

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Don't drag the mpa file to Toast. Toast adds that in the background when you add the mpv file. You don't need the QuickTime MPEG 2 component for this. Choose Save as Disc Image in Toast (which can be burned to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window). If Toast says encoding then abort the process and go to the Custom Encoder settings window and turn on Never Re-encode. If Toast cannot complete the disc image then something is not okay with the source file. Use EyeTV to convert it to another format such as H.264 or DV and use that in Toast.

 

OK, AND THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE. I will try that. one of the better points of toast is that it will take eyetv files directly, without having to convert to other formats first, which is a big pain with iDVD, not to mention the file sizes created with other formats. I find this whole thing very strange. i've been using toast (and spin doctor) for many years and never had one single problem before.

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Don't drag the mpa file to Toast. Toast adds that in the background when you add the mpv file. You don't need the QuickTime MPEG 2 component for this. Choose Save as Disc Image in Toast (which can be burned to DVD using the Image File setting in the Copy window). If Toast says encoding then abort the process and go to the Custom Encoder settings window and turn on Never Re-encode. If Toast cannot complete the disc image then something is not okay with the source file. Use EyeTV to convert it to another format such as H.264 or DV and use that in Toast.

 

Thanks for your patience. this doesn't work either, unfortunately. I thought your reference to the source file was the clue to what is wrong. I have used eyetv to edit quite a number of recordings. these are the ones that are causing toast to crash. if you can suggest a fix for this that doesn't involne leaving the files as is, i would be grateful.

 

in the meantime i have used the rather vague editing option in toast - which opens the file as an eyetv recording and sends the file back to Toast and that doesn't work either!

 

All I want to do is reduce my file sizes as small as possible and record them to dvd and watch them on TV>

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After much experimentation, some thoughts:

 

Editing a recording in eyetv clearly upsets the relationship between eyetv and toast. the way around it is not to edit, or to export the edited file. the best export format i find is h.264 (although i did finally have success with Elementary Streams, as advised by tsantee). h.264 appears to limit the resultant file size while keeping quality acceptable. toast detests trying to write mixed file types. i also find the most stable way to write the exported file to dvd is to drag from the Movies folder in Finder (for macs) direct to toast, rather than via eyetv.

 

there are clearly some glitches in eyetv and toast in terms of the file sizes displayed in various windows (some are vastly optimistic, i suspect). there are clearly some problems in the menage a trois between the OSX Finder, various internal and external dvd writers, and various types of blank media. there are also clearly some problems between Finder, writer, media and disc utility as well.

 

thanks to whaletosh and tsantee.

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