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I've recently installed Toast 11 and my first experience with the editing feature has made me crazy. Converted a VHS tape to DVD and followed the HELP instructions. Made two inserts to edit with the triangles and when I burn the disk nothing is edited out. Any timely help would be appreciated as I'm working on some Christmas projects. Thanks.

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What format was the video in at the time you edited it? When you marked the segments to be removed was there a yellow bar between the edit points?

[/quote "Arose, date: 12/17/2011 1:00PM

I converted the VHS tape to a Disk Image. The conversion went very well. There was a yellow bar between the edit points but it went to grey when the progress bar was moved, as stated in Roxio Help. The edit points remained exactly where I placed them. I've burned two copies so far and the results were the same. No editing. I can't imagine what I'm missing here.

I'm using a MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8

Thank you for your attempt to help. Any thing you can come up with would be appreciated.

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I converted the VHS tape to a Disk Image. The conversion went very well. There was a yellow bar between the edit points but it went to grey when the progress bar was moved, as stated in Roxio Help. The edit points remained exactly where I placed them. I've burned two copies so far and the results were the same. No editing. I can't imagine what I'm missing here.

I'm using a MacBook Pro, running Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8

Thank you for your attempt to help. Any thing you can come up with would be appreciated.

I just checked and the edit worked fine for me using a h.264 video. Your video was from a VHS tape but that doesn't tell me the format that it is when added to Toast. What did you use to get it from the VHS to the Mac?

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I just checked and the edit worked fine for me using a h.264 video. Your video was from a VHS tape but that doesn't tell me the format that it is when added to Toast. What did you use to get it from the VHS to the Mac?

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I used Roxio Easy VHS to DVD Capture. The converted format is MPEG-2.

I also made a Disk Copy of the conversion but then I get a Video TS folder that I can't edit.

Pardon my ignorance but I'm not familiar with h.264 video.

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The Toast editor does have bugs when dealing with MPEG 2 video files but I've never had it ignore all the edits. I've long awaited an update from Roxio and wonder when or if it will be fixed. The problem I usually encounter is that Toast thinks the video is done at some middle edit point and leaves out the rest of the video. That leaves you with a couple of options. One is to use the Toast Convert window to convert the video to another format. I'd choose the AppleTV preset for your videos. This creates a MPEG 4 h.264 video which the Toast editor will correctly handle. The other option is to buy Apple's $20 QuickTime MPEG 2 Playback Component and use the freeware application MPEG Streamclip to edit the video before adding to Toast. This avoids the need to convert the video.

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The Toast editor does have bugs when dealing with MPEG 2 video files but I've never had it ignore all the edits. I've long awaited an update from Roxio and wonder when or if it will be fixed. The problem I usually encounter is that Toast thinks the video is done at some middle edit point and leaves out the rest of the video. That leaves you with a couple of options. One is to use the Toast Convert window to convert the video to another format. I'd choose the AppleTV preset for your videos. This creates a MPEG 4 h.264 video which the Toast editor will correctly handle. The other option is to buy Apple's $20 QuickTime MPEG 2 Playback Component and use the freeware application MPEG Streamclip to edit the video before adding to Toast. This avoids the need to convert the video.

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Took your suggestion and used the Toast Convert window and converted to mpeg 4 h.264. Dragged the file into the Toast editor and proceeded to follow the instructions from Toast Help on editing. Did exactly as they directed and....voila....didn't work. The only edit that worked was the Start time change. The two items in the body of the file I wanted edited, remained.

I totally appreciate your help. Unless I'm missing something, I'm very disappointed with the software.

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Took your suggestion and used the Toast Convert window and converted to mpeg 4 h.264. Dragged the file into the Toast editor and proceeded to follow the instructions from Toast Help on editing. Did exactly as they directed and....voila....didn't work. The only edit that worked was the Start time change. The two items in the body of the file I wanted edited, remained.

I totally appreciate your help. Unless I'm missing something, I'm very disappointed with the software.

I expected the Toast editor to work with the h.264 video as it did earlier for me. I'll need to check this out again. Meanwhile, you should be able to use MPEG Streamclip to make the edits without buying the QuickTime MPEG 2 Playback Component because this is now an MPEG 4 rather than MPEG 2 video. With Streamclip you mark an in and out point for an edit and execute the edit before marking another in and out point. When all the edits are completed choose Save As to save the trimmed video.

 

I share your frustration with Toast's editor although I'm surprised it didn't work on your converted video.

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