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Dvd Menu Not Showing Up On Dvd Players


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I have been using Toast 11 for a while and only recently have been having this problem. I go through the burning procedure as usual with the same DVDs and when I put the DVD in my Blu Ray player (which they have worked on countless times and is updated to the latest firmware) the menu will not show up. The disk will play, but I have to navigate to the video files on the DVD rather than through the menu. On some other players that they worked on the discs wont even read at all. However, the menu will show up when I put the disc in my Mac so I dont know what the problem is. Any suggestions?

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Its with regular DVDs and when i put it into the Mac it automatically opens DVD Player and goes to the menu like it should be. Yes, I had the auto play unchecked because i didnt want my DVDs just starting before going to the menu because its normally TV shows so I want to pick episodes.

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Its with regular DVDs and when i put it into the Mac it automatically opens DVD Player and goes to the menu like it should be. Yes, I had the auto play unchecked because i didnt want my DVDs just starting before going to the menu because its normally TV shows so I want to pick episodes.

This is puzzling. Are you using Toast 11.1 (1072)? As an experiment do a DVD by choosing Save as Disc Image and then burn that disc image to DVD using the Image File setting in the Toast Copy window. Or choose the DVD-Rom (UDF) setting in the Toast Data window, drag in the VIDEO_TS folder from the already-burned DVD and choose Save as Disc Image, then burn the new DVD. I'm at a loss to explain why it is correctly seen on the Mac but not on some standalone players. What brand of Blu-ray player do you have?

 

You say it used to work. So something has changed with Toast 11.1. Hmmmm.

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Yes Toast is completely updated and Im using a Sony Blu Ray player, without looking I want to say its model BPD-S550. Also another standalone player it used to work on but not gets a "Can't read" error is a Panasonic I believe. Ill try out what you suggested and see what happens. Thanks.

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Yes Toast is completely updated and Im using a Sony Blu Ray player, without looking I want to say its model BPD-S550. Also another standalone player it used to work on but not gets a "Can't read" error is a Panasonic I believe. Ill try out what you suggested and see what happens. Thanks.

I also have a Sony Blu-ray player so I'll do some testing. It seems the VIDEO_TS folder (or maybe the .IFO file inside) is not being seen by the player. That means the player thinks it is a data disc instead of a video DVD. I'll see what happens for me. What format were your source videos?

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Ok so I tried both the methods you explained and the first one ended up doing the exact same thing and the DVD-Rom one showed up as a data disc on the DVD player and wouldnt work at all. If I had to guess this may have started in conjunction with me upgrading to 11.1 (1072). Should I just revert back to the previous update? Im running out of ideas and don't want to waste a lot of DVDs testing this

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Ok so I tried both the methods you explained and the first one ended up doing the exact same thing and the DVD-Rom one showed up as a data disc on the DVD player and wouldnt work at all. If I had to guess this may have started in conjunction with me upgrading to 11.1 (1072). Should I just revert back to the previous update? Im running out of ideas and don't want to waste a lot of DVDs testing this

Use an earlier version of Toast to burn the disc. I'll try to complete my tests tomorrow.

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I went back to 11.1 (1067) and everything is back to normal on my DVD players. Maybe something in the update wasnt working with my computer I dont know.

I don't know what to suggest. I just completed my test using a EyeTV HD video as the source and the resulting DVD worked quickly with both my Sony Blu-ray player and my Pioneer DVD player. What I was going to recommend is that you trash the Toast plist and prefs files and download the Toast 11.1 (1072) update from Roxio's software updates page and reinstall Toast. However, since you do have it working maybe it is best to leave it be.

 

I don't know why you go to the extra step of making the videos 1080P. Since Toast has to convert them to standard definition it makes sense to me to just use the EyeTV videos as they are and access them using the Video panel in the Toast Media Browser. Alternatively, use EyeTV to export them as MPEG 2 Program Streams and add those to Toast. The extra conversion you're doing seems like a waste of time unless you have an Apple TV.

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Well when I use EyeTV to record stuff off of HD channels and after i edit commercials and such out, the 1080p conversion seems to hold the quality the most as opposed to AVI or something else and it also downsizes them by about half from the original file so I can fit more on the disc. Im confused why it works but I just burned a disc with about 10gb worth of files and it comes out as 4.3 gb after I set up the list for what to burn. If I used the original EyeTV recordings wouldn't the files be larger therefore I wouldnt be able to fit as much? I know Im asking a lot but it takes forever for these DVDs to burn so if theres anything that saves time Id definitely love to know.

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Well when I use EyeTV to record stuff off of HD channels and after i edit commercials and such out, the 1080p conversion seems to hold the quality the most as opposed to AVI or something else and it also downsizes them by about half from the original file so I can fit more on the disc. Im confused why it works but I just burned a disc with about 10gb worth of files and it comes out as 4.3 gb after I set up the list for what to burn. If I used the original EyeTV recordings wouldn't the files be larger therefore I wouldnt be able to fit as much? I know Im asking a lot but it takes forever for these DVDs to burn so if theres anything that saves time Id definitely love to know.

It shouldn't matter what format the HD video is in. Toast automatically sets the compression settings based on how much video you want on the disc. Toast recognizes HD video and converts it to anamorphic 16:9 for standard-def video DVDs. Typically you have very good quality up to two hours and reduced quality up to over three hours. I suggest doing a side-by-side comparison to see if your method gets better picture quality or more video on a disc than if you add the EyeTV video directly to Toast.

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