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Does Toast10 really author blu-ray DVD's? Roxio makes lots of claims don't they...

 

Here's the simple job I want to do: A blu-ray DVD with 5.1 surround audio at 24 bit, 96khz in lossless PCM format.

I have the 6 channels of audio. Six 24/96 WAV files (Lf,C,Rf,Ls,Rs,Lfe).

No video. (I could care less about video.)

Not picky about the menu. I'd just like an index (menu button) for each song.

That's it.

 

Thanks!

 

PS. No suggestions to downgrade the audio quality please.

 

PPS. Any special instructions needed for gapless playback (if this is even an issue with BR) like are needed with DVDA would be appreciated.

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Toast only authors with 2-channel audio although it can be 96/24 PCM.

Thanks for the heads up! You saved me a return hassle. Roxio sure likes to advertise features they don't have working yet. They did this with the audio features on DVDA as well.

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Anyone know if this is going to be fixed in version 11?

What is there to be fixed? Do you mean will Roxio add this as a new feature in the future? No way to know. It is the same in Toast 11. If you have existing 5.1 or 7.1 AC-3 audio then Toast can multiplex that with an existing compliant MPEG 2 video stream. But if Toast is needing to do the video encoding it will encode the audio as well and the limitation is 2.0.

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What is there to be fixed? Do you mean will Roxio add this as a new feature in the future? No way to know. It is the same in Toast 11. If you have existing 5.1 or 7.1 AC-3 audio then Toast can multiplex that with an existing compliant MPEG 2 video stream. But if Toast is needing to do the video encoding it will encode the audio as well and the limitation is 2.0.

 

Toast 10 claimed blu-ray authoring. Blu-ray spec includes up to 8 channels of 24/96 lossless PCM audio. Blu-ray is intended to be the new disc based high res surround sound format folks. If you don't like that, complain to sony. The only other option (for discs) is DVDA (which Toast also fails with but they advertised anyway). Toast 10 did not fully support blu-ray authoring as claimed. Call it a bug, unfinished, whatever... it doesn't work. So, since they're still trying to claim blu-ray authoring capability and appear to be releasing a new version... has this bug/incompleteness been fixed?

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I understand your frustration. According to blu-ray.com.

 

 

Please note that this simply means that Blu-ray players and recorders will have to support playback of these audio codecs, it will still be up to the movie studios to decide which audio codec(s) they use for their releases.

 

I use T10 with my elgato products and burn perfect DD 5.1 blu rays.

 

I don't see anything in my manual saying they author DD 5.1. or DVD-A.

 

On th PC side. DVDit Pro HD on roxio's site I believe can do this. $499.00

 

Best of luck. Toast products can be aggravating at times, but sometimes it is a misunderstanding of what a product can and can;t do.

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Toast 10 claimed blu-ray authoring. Blu-ray spec includes up to 8 channels of 24/96 lossless PCM audio. Blu-ray is intended to be the new disc based high res surround sound format folks. If you don't like that, complain to sony. The only other option (for discs) is DVDA (which Toast also fails with but they advertised anyway). Toast 10 did not fully support blu-ray authoring as claimed. Call it a bug, unfinished, whatever... it doesn't work. So, since they're still trying to claim blu-ray authoring capability and appear to be releasing a new version... has this bug/incompleteness been fixed?

Toast is a consumer-level multi-function application. At its price there are many things it isn't engineered to do. A Swiss Army Knife isn't the best tool for everything, but the fact it can be used to do a particular task is pretty handy. That's always how Toast has been sold. What you're requiring is beyond Toast's capabilities. I've never seen Roxio describe Toast as being able to encode more than 2.0 audio for any format or create DVD-A discs at all. Your assumption that it should have these capabilities doesn't change the fact it never has had them nor has any promise been made that they are coming in the future.

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I'm eager to start Toast 10 with the new LaCie blu-ray burner but the Mac cannot finish installing the software and Roxio does not offer support, just delays and closing the case as resolved. Has anyone else had similar problems?

Download the latest Toast 10 update from Roxio's Software Updates page and use it to install the Toast bundle. You'll still need to run the Blu-ray plugin installer you received from LaCie but everything else should be included in the software update download.

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