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Toast 11 Using A Single Cpu ?

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Any suggestions would be welcomed on this

 

I am trying to burn an 8GB MKV file to either DVD or Bluray using Toast 11.2

My machine is an iMac, 16GB 3,4GHz I7, so not really a small machine. Yet it takes forever to encode a file this size. Looking in Activity Monitor, CPU usage is stuck at a miserable 100% or so (often less), where a program like Handbrake will use all 8 cores of the I7

 

Support by Roxio or Corel really does not deserve to be called like that, because they will only accept questions when you enter a "support code". (This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen), so I cannot ask them if there is a way to have Toast use all cores.

 

So, does anybody of you know a way to boost Toast a little ?

 

Thanks

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I have a similar Quad Core, 8 threads iMac, doing 430% CPU on a MP4 to BD, and 690% on an MKV to BD conversion. (Toast 11.0.4)

(By comparison, Cinebench will do 796% CPU, with a few other apps open but idle.)

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Same issue. Encoding a bluray on an 8-core mac pro. Day two... 28% Maxes out at about 140% CPU time 39:33:48.14

 

All content was already in h.264, why reencode it at all?

 

I did just turn App Nap off... maybe it will work a bit faster asleep.

 

ZZZZZzzzzzzzz :angry:

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