Set of a video burning with roxio toast 10, its been going 3hours and at 54%.is this right and does anyone know of a good dvd video burning software, with menus, apparently idvd is called at 60min with video
I recently downloaded some tv shows from the internet. I converted one show (21 minutes) to watch later on my iphone. I first used the convert option on roxio toast and this procedure took almost 2 hours. Then out of curiosity i did the same thing on handbrake. Handbrake only took 15 minutes. Also the quality from the handbrake app looks a whole lot better. So i guess my question is why is handbrake so much better with a free app?
I've been using various versions of Roxio Toast for a while now. I've recently purchased version 9 but I've had the same issue with previous versions of Toast as I have with version 9...it's only through total frustration though that I've created this topic!
Whenever I want to create a DVD from, say an AVI file, to watch on a conventional DVD player, Toast seems to take forever; for example, when I use Nero (even through Windows XP via VMWare Fusion, not to mention via Boot Camp), Toast takes, on average, about fours times as long as Nero does - and that's being generous! I realise that I'm only encoding through Nero doing a single pass encoding process (through choice) but surely, Roxio Toast 9 shouldn't really be this slow?
I'd be interested to know if this is the same for all Toast 9 users or is it just me? Is this a problem with my Mac (or installation Mac OS X) itself?
I bought Roxio Toast Titanium 5.0 and downloaded the 5.2.1 update so I could burn some DVDs on my iMac (which is about 2 months old). I set it to record a video_ts file from one of the DVD discs that I've ripped to the hard drive. It records the files and verifies, then it says that the DVD was burned fine. The problem is that when I try it on any DVD player, the disc will not play. It won't play in a stand-alone DVD player, on the iMac nor on my PC. I checked what was burned, and all the files were recorded fine. I've gone through 6 discs with the same result. The only time it recorded anything viewable, was when I set it for "disc copy" and even then, the entire DVD was not recorded because of some error and when I popped it in the player, the portion that was recorded was very pixelated and unwatchable.
I just got a copy of Toast Titanium 10 and want to back up my dvds. The first one i tried said that the disc is copy protected. How can i get around this or can I? I just want to have the files so i can watch them on my computer and store them on my hard drive so i can watch them whenever wherever without the disc.
It is supposed to be the best burning package on mac. But I doubt it. I convert videos to dvd-video format using the absolutely brilliant windows7 application convertxtodvd. Please dont tell me to use a mac application instead of it. I tried it many times, there were always several problems(slow speed, subs etc). This is not the case here.
So, I want these dvd-videos in Video_ts format, to be burned in dvd disks using toast. It is supposed that video_ts folder are a standard folder, no matter the system you use. But toast has a different opinion. When I drag the folder in the dvd-video window, it asks to re-encode the video!!!If I try to burn this video_ts folder in windows machine using 'nero', no problem at all, straight burning! I really cannot understand why this happens.
Another problem I have is that the files I want toast to burn, usually reside to network computer. Is there any way to burn files from a network computer(win) using toast? Can toast access network or not? If not, I have to manually copy files to local disk, several minutes spent for copying gigabytes just to be able to burn them.
Several years back I tried burning DVDs using the internal DVD drive on my iBook, and what happened is that everytime I burned files to the DVDs, I couldn't go back and add more files. So I was only able to save files one time, then the DVD was no longer usable for burning files. I know there is a setting that will allow you to continue saving a few files at a time. How exactly do I do that?
I can't burn a disk, any disk. Toast was working fine but now won't launch. I reinstalled it twice, threw out the preferences, tried launching it from different users (including Administrator), repaired disk permissions, ran Disk Warrior to rebuild directories... Toast still won't launch. So, I turned to the Disk Utility to try and burn a disk, the "Burn" button is always greyed-out. Serious Voodoo, I can't burn a thing even if I were a fire bug.
I can burn CD-R and DVD+R but I am having a problem burning a cd that is DVD+R DL. Every-time I try to burn that kind of CD through either Toast or Disk Utility I get an error message that says "Unable to burn. The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media.". I know my SuperDrive is a DVD+R DL it shows it in the system information. Is it mabye the CD i bought? the one I have is Memorex Doublelayer DVD+R DL 8.5gb, 249min, 2.4x
Several years back I tried burning DVDs using the internal DVD drive on my iBook, and what happened is that everytime I burned files to the DVDs, I couldn't go back and add more files. So I was only able to save files one time, then the DVD was no longer usable for burning files. I know there is a setting that will allow you to continue saving a few files at a time. How exactly do I do that? Would that be the Write Session mode? I have the LaCie DVD drive connected to my iBook G4, running OS X 10.4.11.
I have a .mov file from iMovie that I would like to burn on to a DVD. I am using the latest version of Toast Titanium 8 (which I bought as an update from Toast 6 in the hope that it would fix the problem) but I keep coming up with Error messages.
I've got two internal optical drives in my Mac Pro: the stock super drive: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A and an added Blu-Ray burner:HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L I use Toast 10 for disc burning. I've been getting very consistent burn problems with both drives, where Toast hangs in the early stages of burning (usually at lead-in I think). Blu-Ray discs and CD-Rs are burning fine. I assumed I just had a bad batch of DVD-Rs, but I just bought a new batch of Taiyo-Yuden discs and am still having trouble. I realize this could be a Toast or media problem, but am posting here just in case anyone thinks it might have to do with my Mac Pro.
Info: Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.66GHz dual core Intel
I'm backing up loads of files to DVD, I dragged all the files into Toast and started burning, letting Toast organise the files across multiple DVD. On DVD 11 of 18, there were some drive errors, and Toast crashed.
Toast 10 takes a while to open ... it gets to open after a bit ... I then can add files for it to burn on a dual layer DVD .... but when I press the Burn button ... the program ends up sending me continuous messages of it can not burn and repeats this message in a never ending cycle.
I have been trying to backup a few .avi files I have onto DVDs and after reading over the forums I have aquired ffmpegx and Toast 8. I place the avi file into ffmpex, encode it with the dvdffmpeg format. But once i burn it with toast, it takes the original wide screen avi file and stretches it to full screen.
I tried re-encoding with the DVD 16:9 setting selected with ffmpeg and it seems to look better in a preview, but when I try and burn the Video_TS folder in Toast it gives me the CSS Encryption disk error, which I do not understand because I'm not copying a copyrighted dvd.
im running mac os x 10.4.6 on a g4 powermac. ive got toast 9, but whenever ive tried to burn a cd, it gives me the following message " sense key = illegal request sense code 0 x 20 invalid command operation code" and then "couldnt set up the track for writing"
although I have been successful in burning a cd from itunes. im guessing its something to do with the settings, but im completelyey stuck.
I am trying to burn a 2GB Quicktime movie to a DVD-R using Toast 8. The file goes through the encoding process then gets stuck on 0% the "preparing" stage. Has anyone had this happen and how did you fix it.
I use Toast to burn DVDs. But recently my MBP Superdrive has been refusing to play ball. Whenever I insert a DVD and set up Toast to start the burn, I get:
Sense Key = MEDIUM ERROR Sense Code = 0x73, 0x0x
I also own an external DVD/CD drive (USB2) which I use with my little ASUS. So, I plugged my external drive into my Mac and tried Toasting again. But:
Sense Key = MEDIUM ERROR Sense Code = 0x73, 0x03
So, either my Superdrive is fragged, or my external drive is fragged, or both. But the external works fine with my ASUS. And it sounds like a longshot both are fragged with the Mac. Maybe the DVDs I'm trying to burn to are fragged. Or it's a software glitch in Toast. Or....
my Superdrive is fragged for writing. Other posters have had problems with their Superdrives too. BUT my external is fine. So it must be either Toast or the DVDs, right?
With the software that comes pre-installed with the new aluminum imacs can you burn an ISO image to a cd. I am trying to burn knopix to a CD but since i'm new to mac's I am not sure how to go about this on a mac.
I used to be able to burn an iso image from the context menu by clicking on 'Burn "*" to Disc...', inserting a disc and let it burn. Now when I try to burn an iso image by using the context menu a box pops up saying 'Are you sure you want to burn the contents of "Untitled Disc" to a disc'. If I click yes, it burns the iso image as a file onto the disc.
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
2.2GHz 15 inch mid 2007 Macbook Pro. I seem to have some image burn in the top right corner of my LCD. It looks like a blurry Spotlight icon, the "PM" from my clock, and so on for about 2 inches. It's not that bad, I can only notice it when there is a bright solid colour in the top corner of my screen (when the menu bar isn't visible.) Anybody experienced this before?
My laptop is on a fair bit, but my screen saver is set to go on after 15 minutes. There have been a few times when I have run my laptop overnight without allowing it to go to the screensaver or sleep, and I've simply turned off the backlight until the following morning. Could this have been a cause? I wouldn't have expected it from a modern LCD which is generally treated very well.