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Photo Dvd Slide Duration


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I am putting together a mix of video clips and jpegs slideshows on a DVD using Toast 10.0.8. When the Slide Duration popup is set to manual, each slide takes two presses of the play button to advance to the next acting like there are two identical consecutive slides of each jpeg. When the Slide Duration popup is set to a specific times delay, the actual delay on the DVD is twice what is selected. Once again it seems like there are two identical slides for each jpeg adding the durations together. Any ideas?

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The jpegs are on a Mac formatted drive. They are in iPhoto v 9.1.1 and the results are the same whether they are dragged directly into the Toast DVD-Video list or come through the Media Browser. When the Mac DVD player plays the Toast DVD disc image, it shows double the number of titles in the Go menu compared to the number of jpegs imported. I'm going to try new user account to see if that can isolate the problem. I'll also try rebuilding the iPhoto database.

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The jpegs are on a Mac formatted drive. They are in iPhoto v 9.1.1 and the results are the same whether they are dragged directly into the Toast DVD-Video list or come through the Media Browser. When the Mac DVD player plays the Toast DVD disc image, it shows double the number of titles in the Go menu compared to the number of jpegs imported. I'm going to try new user account to see if that can isolate the problem. I'll also try rebuilding the iPhoto database.

I need to look into this. I think it may be due to the jpegs having a thumbnail image inside but I'm not sure. I'll have to do some testing and a little research. I don't think the problem is with your Mac or the iPhoto library. I'll get back to you tomorrow.

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So far I can confirm your experience. Toast is creating two chapters for each photo. The same photos used in an iDVD slide show do not have this problem. This may be a bug that nobody pointed out before (maybe it isn't in an earlier version of Toast 10). I've got more exploring to do.

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I appreciate you checking this out. I recently made a big jump from a 2x2 G5 running Tiger and Toast 8 to an i7 iMac and Toast 10 when I noticed this change in behavior. Like you say, it may have shown up in a previous version of Toast. Toast 8 will run on my new system, but often generates unplayable DVDs with these same type of mixed video and jpeg projects so I'm really looking for a solution that works with Toast 10. Thanks.

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I just chatted with Roxio support and was told that Toast 10 does not support the jpeg format. I was given a link to the "approved" picture formats. Here is the reply from support:

 

Dale, Toast 10 does not support JPEG file. This might be an issue caused because of that. To know about the supported file format, please refer to this link : http://kb.roxio.com/search.aspx?URL=/content/000074TT&PARAMS=set-locale=en

 

Is is really possible that the most popular still image format isn't supported?

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I just tried using tiff images (one of the "approved" formats) and I get the same performance. Toast is still generating two DVD chapters for each image. I get the feeling that support just doesn't want to listen.

I think it is a bug and there is no workaround. However, I haven't yet checked earlier versions of Toast 10 (I don't know which earlier versions I can find but I think I have 10.0.2 on another Mac). Do you have access to any earlier versions of Toast 10 to experiment with. How about Toast 9 or earlier? As I mentioned before the DVD slide show feature is working properly with iDVD. I'll try to set aside some time later today or on Saturday to look into this a little more.

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