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Toast 10 problems and limitations


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I have been a long term legal user of toast since version 5 - I am legally registered to use Toast 6 and Toast 10

 

I have the following issues:

 

 

• Toast 10 does not import CD tracks... this is a real problem for me since the only reason I have ever used Toast is to import cd tracks and burn them ( by the way I hate iTunes)

so this makes my 90 british pounds spent on toast pretty much a waste of money. Does anyone have any solutiuons?

 

here are a few comments about Toast quite apart from Toast 10 being massively more prone to crashing ( but lets give that a system specific benefit of the doubt)

 

In addition to explaining why you would remove a key feature of a piece of software (ie the capacity to Import CD tracks) The designers of Toast might like to explain why:

 

 

• After all these years you cannot have two documents open at the same time to compare compilations .. like any simple word document

 

• why you cant do Command I on a track in a selection and discover its location on your computer or attached hard drives when Toast obviously has this information

 

• why if one track is missing from a Toast document compilation ( say because it has been moved or deleted) Toast will still not load the other titles and the whole process of using the document or editing is *STUCK* until you some how find or relocate that missing track

 

 

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For practical use - these are absolutely essential operations just to save time and make the program user friendly

 

I would be really grateful is someone could explain these issues - maybe I have been mistaken in my perception

but what on earth are you paying 90 pounds for a piece of software like this when a college kid could probably write

a freeware programme that corrected these issues

 

A G

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I have been a long term legal user of toast since version 5 - I am legally registered to use Toast 6 and Toast 10

 

I have the following issues:

 

 

• Toast 10 does not import CD tracks... this is a real problem for me since the only reason I have ever used Toast is to import cd tracks and burn them ( by the way I hate iTunes)

so this makes my 90 british pounds spent on toast pretty much a waste of money. Does anyone have any solutiuons?

Toast does this for me. I drag the audio tracks from the CD to the Toast Audio window and Toast extracts the tracks from the CD. This is different than how it worked with versions before Toast 8. Toast now needs to copy the tracks to the hard drive so it can do all the custom audio features such as cross fades.

 

here are a few comments about Toast quite apart from Toast 10 being massively more prone to crashing ( but lets give that a system specific benefit of the doubt)

 

In addition to explaining why you would remove a key feature of a piece of software (ie the capacity to Import CD tracks) The designers of Toast might like to explain why:

As noted above that feature continues to exist in Toast 10.

 

 

• After all these years you cannot have two documents open at the same time to compare compilations .. like any simple word document

Each document is tied to an optical drive. If you have multiple optical drives you can duplicate your copy of Toast and open both copies, assigning each one to a different drive. That way you can have two documents open by having two copies of the application open.

 

• why you cant do Command I on a track in a selection and discover its location on your computer or attached hard drives when Toast obviously has this information

Nice idea. Send that suggestion (and others) to Roxio using the Feedback link in Toast help.

 

• why if one track is missing from a Toast document compilation ( say because it has been moved or deleted) Toast will still not load the other titles and the whole process of using the document or editing is *STUCK* until you some how find or relocate that missing track

Another good suggestion.

 

 

* * * *

 

For practical use - these are absolutely essential operations just to save time and make the program user friendly

 

I would be really grateful is someone could explain these issues - maybe I have been mistaken in my perception

but what on earth are you paying 90 pounds for a piece of software like this when a college kid could probably write

a freeware programme that corrected these issues

 

A G

 

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Greetings Tsantee

 

Thanks for your detailed replies which were very helpful - the explanation of the difference in Toast 10 - also the suggestion of installing Toast on two different drives as a work around.. but you have to admit it is a pretty extreme measure. Imagine having to install MS Word on 2 different drives just to open two documents... and thanks for the compliment of my suggestions. I will get round to the feedback form.

 

 

But one other thing if I may ask of your clear expertise:

 

Even having re-installed completely Toast 10 since I posted here, it is still it is very unstable on my system - ( a rock solid Mac Pro Dual Core Intel with 5Gb memory which I use for professional music audio editing/scoring etc)

 

It crashes multiple times for no reason and often if it cannot find an audio track as part of a previous document, it crashes as soon as you start to look.

 

 

If you have any idea what might be causing this I would be very grateful

 

all best

 

AG

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I don't know what OS version you are using, but unless you are running OS 10.6 use Toast 10.0.2. There are some things that 10.0.4 does to work with Snow Leopard but it introduces some new problems. Even if you are running Snow Leopard you should only use 10.0.4 to create a disc image file and then burn that to disc using 10.0.2.

 

I haven't experienced the crashing you are having. However, I've read where there are problems with FLAC source files with Toast 10.0.4. Let me know more about the specific file format that are your source files and what you're doing when it crashes.

 

I, too, think it would be nice if Toast didn't require duplicate copies in order to set up multiple projects.

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