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Hello all,

 

Just got Toast 11 Titanium and tried to use all those "custom" menu features Roxio advertises,... kind of a joke, not being able to change type locations or get rid of the preview windows, etc. Am I missing something here? I was hoping Toast would at least offer the same abilities as iDVD did, four years ago.

 

Okay... finally settled on a menu and burned my first Blu-ray disk in my new external BD Burner... great. Now I'm trying a second burn but keep getting an 'Error-35'... saying Something about the media not being there (sorry, can't remember) so I closed it out, removed the Roxio preferences file (from my Mac's System Preference folder) and relaunched T-11. I'm now burning my second disk (so far). So, is this a common occourence... not recognising a second disk?

 

The third issue is not being able to get Roxio to recognize the AVCHD files I've downloaded to my hard drive. Dragging them into the 'drag-it-to-here' window gets them rejected with some sort of 'file-not-supported' dialogue. What does work is plugging in my Canon Camcorder and dragging the 'Canon-Private' file directly out of that. Problem is, I'd rather not have my camcorder on with it's screen lit up for hours durning the burn (burning a 60p HD that's almost 2 hours long takes a LOT of time). Is there something I need to know about the AVCHD files on my HD and what exactly, in the folder, I can successfuly drag into Roxio, or is a camcorder-direct download the only option here?

 

I really want to like this software so,... thank you in advance,

Andrew-

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I'm afraid I'm going to be of very little help because I don't have an AVCHD camcorder and don't know what those video files are like when copied to the hard drive. Have you considered using the AVCHD Archive function first and then accessing the videos from the archive to use in the Toast project.

 

Can the videos copied to the hard drive be played with QuickTime Player? What extension does the video file have? How do Mac users typically copy videos from the Canon camcorders to the hard drive?

 

Your experience with Toast rejecting the second video may not happen again, or it might. It shouldn't happen but Toast sometimes stuff happens. It's good that you are adept at troubleshooting because you'll develop a knack for how to make Toast work best or fix it when it doesn't work.

 

The menu flexibility with Toast 11 is better than earlier versions. However, Roxio kept Toast menus very basic, as you've seen. Basically it is a slate. There are some text-only styles if you don't like the thumbnails. Also, you can set the thumbnail image by clicking on it and dragging the slider that appears.

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Thanx for the reply. Yes, on my Mac, AVCHD files easily play in Quicktime but I'm not sure about theextension. As for copying, I simply drag the files out of the camera icon.

 

No, I haven't tried the 'archive' function. Thanks-

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Thanx for the reply. Yes, on my Mac, AVCHD files easily play in Quicktime but I'm not sure about theextension. As for copying, I simply drag the files out of the camera icon.

 

No, I haven't tried the 'archive' function. Thanks-

If they play using QuickTime I don't understand why Toast doesn't read them when you add them to the Toast window. I'm presuming you have either Blu-ray Video or High-Definition DVD Video selected in the Video window, right? Toast uses Quicktime to read and decode videos. But maybe there is an extension to the videos that Toast isn't programmed to understand. If you chose Save in QuickTime Player it would save it as a .mov file. That certainly should work.

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