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Dvd Menu Improvements


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I see on the Compare products page at

http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/toast/compare.html

 

that there are improvements to "Create DVD-Video discs with menus and chapters."

 

Does that mean that there is any more flexibility regarding authoring the menus, closer to what Apple's iDVD offers, with submenus, categories, etc.? Or is it limited to the same kind of simple DVD menu styles as in previous versions?

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Menus look to be the same including having the same styles as Toast 10. What's new is you can manually place chapter markers anywhere. The edit window for trimming is also very much improved and you can apply audio-unit filters.

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I purchased the download update today and there was only two options -- no menu or Splash 16:9. I've had to write to tech support as there are no other choices!

 

Hi gayleh,

I've had the same problem. And I purchased the download update on the 9th just like you.

The Roxio agent has had me delete everything and reinstall.

But I still only have the 2 menu options, just like you.

I think that the file we've downloaded is defective as our problems are indentical.

Hope they get it together and let us download a proper dmg.

 

good luck

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Menus look to be the same including having the same styles as Toast 10. What's new is you can manually place chapter markers anywhere. The edit window for trimming is also very much improved and you can apply audio-unit filters.

 

One thing that bothers me about Toast 10 is that the names of chapters aren't imported from iMovie, and, unless I'm missing something, you can't name them once in Toast 10. So, can you name the chapters in Toast 11?

 

Also, if your project consists of separate movies, can you skip from track to track using your remote, or, do you have to go to the menu and click the movie you want?

 

Thanks.

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One thing that bothers me about Toast 10 is that the names of chapters aren't imported from iMovie, and, unless I'm missing something, you can't name them once in Toast 10. So, can you name the chapters in Toast 11?

 

Also, if your project consists of separate movies, can you skip from track to track using your remote, or, do you have to go to the menu and click the movie you want?

 

Thanks.

I don't have a project ready that I can use to test this out. However, I expect the chapter/scene menus to be the same as before. There now is the option to manually insert chapter markers at any location within a video. However, you cannot name those chapters so my guess is it appears in the final project the same as Toast 10. There are some text-only menu styles just as in Toast 10 but I've never used one. I expect the text is "Chapter 0, Chapter 1" and so on.

 

As for skipping from one title to another using the player's remote control, I think that should be possible if you also can do that with commercial video DVDs. Usually the remote is only for chapter advance but maybe some players have the option to advance titles without going to a main menu. I believe my DVD player has an option to select specific titles using the remote control without going to a main menu but I'd have to peruse the manual to check that out.

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I don't have a project ready that I can use to test this out. However, I expect the chapter/scene menus to be the same as before. There now is the option to manually insert chapter markers at any location within a video. However, you cannot name those chapters so my guess is it appears in the final project the same as Toast 10. There are some text-only menu styles just as in Toast 10 but I've never used one. I expect the text is "Chapter 0, Chapter 1" and so on.

 

As for skipping from one title to another using the player's remote control, I think that should be possible if you also can do that with commercial video DVDs. Usually the remote is only for chapter advance but maybe some players have the option to advance titles without going to a main menu. I believe my DVD player has an option to select specific titles using the remote control without going to a main menu but I'd have to peruse the manual to check that out.

 

Thanks for the feedback. Too bad the chapters can't be named. As for the remote issue, maybe it's my player, but it has no trouble with commercial blu-rays.

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I purchased the download update today and there was only two options -- no menu or Splash 16:9. I've had to write to tech support as there are no other choices!

It seems that nobody has answered, whether it is ok that only 2 options exist in Toast 11: no menu and splash menu. Is this standard?

 

Unfortunately I'm a clueless newbie and want to make my 1st DVD. I've tried iDVD from MacOS and found that it has nice cover menu support. But unfortunately it doesn't support importing AVCHD files.

 

So I tried Toast 11, but only to find, that it supports AVCHD files, but doesn't generate so nice cover menus.

 

Am I overlooking something? :mellow:

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It seems that nobody has answered, whether it is ok that only 2 options exist in Toast 11: no menu and splash menu. Is this standard?

 

Unfortunately I'm a clueless newbie and want to make my 1st DVD. I've tried iDVD from MacOS and found that it has nice cover menu support. But unfortunately it doesn't support importing AVCHD files.

 

So I tried Toast 11, but only to find, that it supports AVCHD files, but doesn't generate so nice cover menus.

 

Am I overlooking something? :mellow:

 

I have 25x2 menu style options displayed in my Toast 11 installation. 25 pairs for each menu style with 4x3 and 16x9 display. I think should see menu definitions in following path if installed correctly.

 

Macintosh HD->Library->Application Support->Roxio->Toast Menu Styles

 

If don't see anything there, maybe try reinstall or check with Roxio support. If files there, but does not display in Toast 11, maybe throw away Toast prefs and restart. If that doesn't work, I'd check with Roxio support. Good luck.

 

p.s. I used Toast 11 Pro installer.

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I have 25x2 menu style options displayed in my Toast 11 installation. 25 pairs for each menu style with 4x3 and 16x9 display. I think should see menu definitions in following path if installed correctly.

 

Macintosh HD->Library->Application Support->Roxio->Toast Menu Styles

 

If don't see anything there, maybe try reinstall or check with Roxio support. If files there, but does not display in Toast 11, maybe throw away Toast prefs and restart. If that doesn't work, I'd check with Roxio support. Good luck.

 

p.s. I used Toast 11 Pro installer.

 

After I installed Toast 11 Pro, I was not able to access all 25 menus because I was locked out of Library > Application Support > Roxio > Toast Menu Styles. The folder had a little circle with a red bar in the upper left. I had to log in as Admin, and give myself Read/Write access to the folder. I think this is an Installer problem. The Splash and Blank menu styles are also located in the Toast Package Contents. Ctrl click the Toast application, and select Show Package Contents > Contents > Resources > Toast Menu Styles

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After I installed Toast 11 Pro, I was not able to access all 25 menus because I was locked out of Library > Application Support > Roxio > Toast Menu Styles. The folder had a little circle with a red bar in the upper left. I had to log in as Admin, and give myself Read/Write access to the folder. I think this is an Installer problem.

Thank you so much! This did the trick for me :rolleyes:

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Apologies for bumping an older thread however I am having a similar issue as mentioned here. Roxio advised that I reinstall the application but this didn't help.

 

After updating to Toast 11 I found that I only have two DVD/Blu-Ray menu options: No Menu or Splash.

 

I checked in Library > Application Support > Roxio for a folder named "Toast Menu Styles" however this doesn't exist. All I have in that location is an application called "Roxio Restore". I have tried uninstalling Toast and re-installing yet the problem persists.

 

I also checked the package contents of Toast 11 and found a folder named "Toast Menu Styles" however only "No Menu" and "Splash" exist in there. Perhaps someone could advise on how to proceed or maybe provide a download of their own "Toast Menu Styles" folder so I can copy it in place?

 

I'm working with the latest up to date version of Toast.

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