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Toast 10 Vs Toast 7 Question


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I own both Toast 7 Titanium on an older Mac (my old faithful) and I own Toast 10 Titanium on an Intel Mac.

 

I recreated an instructional DVD and am now putting it to DVD via the Video_TS folder option.

 

Here my situation / question..

When I insert a blank DVD into T7T it will fit the entire program on a single layer DVD. When I do the same thing in T10T, with the same exact file, T10T wants to reduce my quality 16% in order to fit it on to a single layer DVD.

 

Can anyone tell me why T10T wants to reduce my file quality 16% and T7T will burn the same file at 100% quality to a single layer DVD?

 

Maybe the question I should be asking is, do you think there is going to be some kind of image quality difference going with the uncompressed, single layer DVD using T7T over the uncompressed, dual layer DVD using T10T?

 

I'd rather go with the single layer DVD option to save money.

 

Thanks in advance to any input.

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That seems very odd. At the bottom of the Toast 10 window is the space available shown as 4.38 GB? If not, the problem is corrupt preference files.

 

You can burn the VIDEO_TS folder using the DVD-Rom (UDF) setting in the Data window. Click New Disc and name the disc, add the VIDEO_TS folder and click the burn button. That way there is no chance of Toast's Fit-to-DVD option to be active.

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Thanks DG.

 

I'll check out what you suggested.

 

I should note that the original file size is a little over the limit of a single layer due to a complex menu screen that I do not need. With that said, my workflow is as follows:

> I select the compression option

> then I select the main "movie" option, (it is actually an instructional video we put together a couple years ago)

 

This results in T7T saying it will fit the program on a single layer DVD - no compression needed.

 

When I do the same exact thing in T10T, T10T says it needs to drop the resolution down 16% to fit the same file, without the menu, on a single layer DVD.

 

This program does not need to be "professional", but I don't want to lose quality if I don't have to.

 

I posted because I have never come across anything like this and wanted to hear what others had to say.

 

Thinking it might be something with the instructional program file, I did a test run of another "how to program" we created (it is about 5GBs). I took out a chapter to bring it to 4.14GB and came up with the same results. T7T would burn it 100% uncompressed, but T10T wanted to kick it down 9% to fit it on a SL DVD.

 

Very strange. After I go through your suggestions, I'll dump the T10T prefs and see what I get.

 

Thanks again.

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I tried the UDF route. Unfortunately, I can't achieve what I need it to do.

 

I did notice that on the bottom, where it shows the GB size, when I select Main, the size does not change.

 

I just ran a test with a DVD that I own. I selected the Main option and T10T says it will burn with no compression, but the GB size did not change.

 

I am assuming that is what you mean by corrupt prefs. Can you direct me to the files that need to be deleted or should I just do a clean install?

 

Thanks.

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I tried the UDF route. Unfortunately, I can't achieve what I need it to do.

 

I did notice that on the bottom, where it shows the GB size, when I select Main, the size does not change.

 

I just ran a test with a DVD that I own. I selected the Main option and T10T says it will burn with no compression, but the GB size did not change.

 

I am assuming that is what you mean by corrupt prefs. Can you direct me to the files that need to be deleted or should I just do a clean install?

 

Thanks.

In your User>Library>Preferences folder there is a "com.roxio.Toast.plist" and a "Roxio Toast Prefs". When you trash these and relaunch Toast you'll go through the Toast setup assistant again but your registration key info will still be already entered. You get to this Library in Lion or Mountain Lion by holding down the Option key while selecting the Go menu in the Finder. In earlier OS versions you just go to it by double clicking on you user account name in the Finder.

 

Since the existing VIDEO_TS folder is too big to fit a single-layer disc due to its menu I have a different suggestion that may retain the video without additional compression. This other way involves having Toast reauthor the VIDEO_TS folder using a Toast menu in place of the original menu. Here's how:

 

Place the VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop in the Finder. Open Toast and choose DVD-video as the format in the Toast Video window. Go to the Toast Media Browser and select DVD. You should see some text in the lower part of the browser window. Double-click on it and you should then see thumbnail images of each of the videos. Select and drag them to the main Toast window. Prepare your new menu by choosing the style and editing the text the way you want. Now click the burn button or choose Save as Disc Image. If Toast reports that it is encoding rather than multiplexing the video abort the process and click the More button at the lower left of the Toast window. In the window that appears click Encoding and Custom and select Never Re-encode. Then return to the main window and either burn your disc or create a disc image.

 

If the video is still too large for a single-layer disc you should choose Save as Disc Image and then burn that to disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window. The Fit-to-DVD process will make it fit. But don't fret too much about losing picture quality. The process is called "requantization" and does not involve re-encoding so there is little change in the video itself.

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