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  1. Put this in an older thread about toast, but I think it's getting lost in the shuffle, and I'm getting fustrated and desperate to the point of giving up.

    Here's what I wrote:

    I didn't want to start a new thread on this since we're already talaking about Taost, but I'm having a great deal of problems burning a DVD as of late.

    Both Toast and iDVD just quit, no matter what. I've had the problem before with iDVD, and use Toast more than anything, but now Toast 6 went to shit and will quit each and every time I try and burn a DVD.

    It usually quits 1/4th of the way through the encoding process. Soemtimes it even quits on me while I'm looking though the video to choose a button for the main DVD menu.

    Anyone have any idea what's up? Because I'm TOTALLY lost.
    So, that's my story. Help me before my head explodes.
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    Try the following, if you haven't already:

    1. Repair Permissions.
    2. Delete the Roxio Converted Items folder AND the Toast.plist files. Delete the IDVD plist files.
    3. Re-install both apps, repairing permissions.
    4. create a new user, try running it from the new user account.
    5. downgrade to the base Ram you had when you
    got the Mac, and try running it with the default RAM.

    if after doing none of these steps gets you back on track with Toast or iDVD, then consider the doing the following:

    1. Re-install your OS, by wiping the drive and re-installing.

    This of course is a last resort, but guaranteed to cure 98%
    of what wrong ( the remaining 2% are gonna be hardware.)
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  3. I am using the RAM that came with the system(1.25 eMac) and I have another bunch comming in the mial, so it's not that.

    Tried to delete it and reinstall it, well, for Toast at least, and still no go. Going to try your other methods.

    Thanks for the help!
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  4. I'm about to kick my eMac in.

    Ok, so I repair permissions, and delete the converted items folder and the plist files.

    So, I try and burn one episode on toast to just see if it burns.

    It quits on me, again. but this time. Toast is still open.

    It quits on me, and I get the quit message, but there it is still open behind the quit message, and ready for another burn.

    WTF!!!

    Well, I think worst comes to worst I will grab my bro's lacie, transfer the files, and burn it in his place. If it doesn't work there, I''m going to explode.
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    Sometimes movie files I download from the interent cause problems like yours. I would try another movie file.
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    Didi you try creating another user on your mac, and then trying Toast?

    From what it sounds above, it sounds like either the
    movie is suspect, or there is an issue with your Toast install.
    If it works fine in a new user account, then you know
    your account is suspect.
    If it acts bad in the new user account, it is then either
    the file or it is your toast install, and you need to re-install.
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  7. hmmmmm, I'll give it a shot.

    The thing is, it was working fine, no problems, for a few eeks, and then went to shit.

    At times, it would even quit on me while I was creating a DVD menu button, before it was even encoding.

    I'm going to try and make a new user and burn another file tonight. I'll probably burn something I've already burnt before, and I'll let you guys know what's up.
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    but in the few weeks it worked, did you:

    install a security or system patch?
    update a unix library
    add/install other third party apps, shareware, etc
    install a font
    remove a font
    remove a plugin
    remove a contents folder


    any number of things could happen easily to
    hose your user account, with minimal effort.
    If the account is hosed, then the apps won't run
    correctly in that account.

    let us know. good luck!
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    I had the same problem with a video clip i downloaded and tried to burn, i made 5 coasters and thought my computer got screwed up after i installed Panther. I tried a new DVD i just bought and had no problems, it was a bad video clip that was the problem i was burning.

    New lesson i learned, burn to DVD-RW first then DVD-R if it worked, you get less coasters this way.

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  10. I posted to u in the other thread - so I will post here too:

    Please xplain - is toast crashing on the same file? and do you have sufficient hard disk space as toast needs to use your harddisk to burn the dvd, and does toast behave badly fullstop or can you create CD-R's? and what version of Toast 6 is it, 6.07? and are all other apps behaving normally - all of this I cannot workout from your posts so far.

    Creating a new user might work but

    You have a number of other options, if dvd seems to be the problem can u tell me how you are trying to create the dvd in toast, is it via the Video or Data tab?

    Re-installing your system etc is bit hasty - also repairing current permissions to default can cause other problems.
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  11. Well, it was going fine for awhile then crashed for anything.

    I am burning anime, and its an anime that has a lot of episodes. So, I first tried burning episodes in the 100's(like episodes 114 to 17) and I hit a snag.

    Then, tired to burn episodes in the 80's, whcih I downloaded at a different time, and still got the same result.

    So it's crashing on two different files, and I also tired a totally different anime, whih I had already burned, and got the same quit.

    At first, it would quit, and just give me the "blah blah blah quit on you" but NOW I'm getting the quit pop up, but Toast will still be open, and a brand new menu will be in back of the quit pop up as if I just opened the program.

    I mean, WTF, lol.

    I'm running plain ass Toast 6. Is that bad?

    Also: What's the best format I should convert the anime into for burning on a DVD? I tired cleaner, and got shitty quality. Any other options? Can I convert things in Quick Time Pro?
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    Originally Posted by vinyl.dj
    I posted to u in the other thread - so I will post here too:

    Please xplain - is toast crashing on the same file? and do you have sufficient hard disk space as toast needs to use your harddisk to burn the dvd, and does toast behave badly fullstop or can you create CD-R's? and what version of Toast 6 is it, 6.07? and are all other apps behaving normally - all of this I cannot workout from your posts so far.

    Creating a new user might work but

    You have a number of other options, if dvd seems to be the problem can u tell me how you are trying to create the dvd in toast, is it via the Video or Data tab?

    Re-installing your system etc is bit hasty - also repairing current permissions to default can cause other problems.
    If you notice from his ORIGNAL post, he is also stating problems
    with iDVD, which means:

    He is having problems with more than one app
    He is having problems with output from iDVD to Toast
    He is having problems using either app seperately

    To me this points very obviously to :

    A hosed plist file.
    or
    A hosed project file
    or
    A hosed user account
    or a hosed install of the app, the OS, or both.

    Nothing ever came bad of resetting the plists, other than FIXING
    the problems that causes you to pull your hair out, so I question
    your statement/logic....

    also repairing current permissions to default can cause other problems.
    perhaps in the Windows world...but trashing preferences on a mac
    has fixed 99% of all behavioral problems since system 7.....
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    Originally Posted by Lord Kaizen Gamora
    Well, it was going fine for awhile then crashed for anything.

    I am burning anime, and its an anime that has a lot of episodes. So, I first tried burning episodes in the 100's(like episodes 114 to 17) and I hit a snag.

    Then, tired to burn episodes in the 80's, whcih I downloaded at a different time, and still got the same result.

    So it's crashing on two different files, and I also tired a totally different anime, whih I had already burned, and got the same quit.

    At first, it would quit, and just give me the "blah blah blah quit on you" but NOW I'm getting the quit pop up, but Toast will still be open, and a brand new menu will be in back of the quit pop up as if I just opened the program.

    I mean, WTF, lol.

    I'm running plain ass Toast 6. Is that bad?

    Also: What's the best format I should convert the anime into for burning on a DVD? I tired cleaner, and got shitty quality. Any other options? Can I convert things in Quick Time Pro?

    Ok, lets calrify some things first.

    1. Are you having issues with iDVD or no?
    2. Are you having only issues with Toast 6, or with other apps ?
    3. Are the files created in iDVD, authored and then burned in Toast,
    or are you trying to "author" in Toast 6 by dragging and dropping
    clips to the Video tab pane ?

    Somewhere the orignal post isn't now matching your last post.
    Please CLARIFY what you are trying to accomplish,
    either clips you downloaded , authored in iDVD, and are trying to
    burn with Toast, or clips you downloaded that you are trying
    to "author" in Toast and burn...
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  14. Terryj Quote: Ok, lets calrify some things first.

    1. Are you having issues with iDVD or no?
    2. Are you having only issues with Toast 6, or with other apps ?
    3. Are the files created in iDVD, authored and then burned in Toast,
    or are you trying to "author" in Toast 6 by dragging and dropping
    clips to the Video tab pane ?

    Somewhere the orignal post isn't now matching your last post.
    Please CLARIFY what you are trying to accomplish,
    either clips you downloaded , authored in iDVD, and are trying to
    burn with Toast, or clips you downloaded that you are trying
    to "author" in Toast and burn...

    A NOTE TO TERRYJ -

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO WITH A SERIES OF QUESTIONS leading to his file types etc - YOU PPL ON BOARDS THAT THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING.

    BTW I AM A MAC USER WHY ELSE WHOULD I POST IN A MAC USER FORUM and you question my logic.

    Dont bore me with your feeble attempts at know it all mac user knowlege with prefs and permissions then justify it with Windows crap - we are trying to help another mac user fix his problem?

    The fact is repairing permissions may fix some issues, but generally does not fix application problems - has he repaired his permissions has he still got the problem?

    You obviously didn't read my post correctly, you wouldn't be heading down the video pane / data pane road would you terryj, a point that has yet to be clarified and I have already asked.
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  15. It has to be the files

    I downloaded a cartoon I wanted, edited it, saved it, and burnt it in toast. Works fine, no problems. It was a totally different cartoon from what I was having trouble burning.

    I think what it might be, was the way I was saving it in quicktime. The subtitles went off screen, so I cpied a dash onto my clipboard, and in quicktime pro, hit "add' and added it to the bottom of the screen, and saved it as a stand alone movie. It worked before, so I figured it would continue to do so.

    I'm going to try some other stuff, see if that works,. But until then, I will burn whatever else I have.

    But then again, I have a DVD buring at home as I am at work, and I hope it will be done when I get home, and not giving me the quit pop up.
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    Originally Posted by vinyl.dj
    A NOTE TO TERRYJ -

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO WITH A SERIES OF QUESTIONS leading to his file types etc - YOU PPL ON BOARDS THAT THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING.

    BTW I AM A MAC USER WHY ELSE WHOULD I POST IN A MAC USER FORUM and you question my logic.
    Again, i question your logic as to why, if you are a mac user
    ( notice I didn't use quotes), that you would state what you said.
    By reading his original post, he points to a SYSTEM, not app
    specific instability. System problems are eaily fixed via in most cases
    trashing the .plist files. To tell him "Don't do that, it can lead to other
    problems", and not CLARIFY what you think the other problems
    that would occur from that, leads me to question your logic in that statement.



    Dont bore me with your feeble attempts at know it all mac user knowlege with prefs and permissions then justify it with Windows crap - we are trying to help another mac user fix his problem?
    Agreed so don't troll and bait on this board.

    The fact is repairing permissions may fix some issues, but generally does not fix application problems - has he repaired his permissions has he still got the problem?
    And yes,
    6 posts above yours, he clearly stated he repaired permissions,
    and this doesn't fix the problem. Any mac user ( again, no quotes)
    knows that running permissions only fixes (r/rw/x) permissions,
    but does not fix things like:

    1. location of available scratch disc/folder
    2. location of assets linked
    3. available plug-ins to the app installed
    4. available drivers availalbe to the app installed

    that is all contained in the .plist file, which in video apps is essential.

    You obviously didn't read my post correctly, you wouldn't be heading down the video pane / data pane road would you terryj, a point that has yet to be clarified and I have already asked.
    No I read your post fine. You again, didn't read my post, as to why
    I was headed down the road I was due to Lord's last post AFTER
    yours.

    No go sit down, quit trolling, quit getting upset because you still have
    a lot to learn, ( civility being one) and let's help this guy out already.
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  17. Hey break it up you two! LOL
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    Originally Posted by Lord Kaizen Gamora
    It has to be the files

    I downloaded a cartoon I wanted, edited it, saved it, and burnt it in toast. Works fine, no problems. It was a totally different cartoon from what I was having trouble burning.

    I think what it might be, was the way I was saving it in quicktime. The subtitles went off screen, so I cpied a dash onto my clipboard, and in quicktime pro, hit "add' and added it to the bottom of the screen, and saved it as a stand alone movie. It worked before, so I figured it would continue to do so.
    So you downloaded the file, and edited them in Quicktime?
    How does iDVD ( as stated in your original post) come into play?
    And when you edited the files, what did the info say about the files?

    Toast relies on Quicktime to Process (encode) the files into "spec"
    for a DVD. If it is failing on the encoding process, then problems
    to look at are:

    1. The codec used to encode the file as a Quicktime movie
    during the Export--> Quicktime to Quicktime Movie command.
    What codec did you use? What FPS ( frames per Second) rate
    is the original source video? Did you try and change it upon export?
    I assume all the files are at least NTSC ( 29 fps)?


    2. The audio setting used during the
    Export--> Quicktime to Quicktime Movie command.
    What was the original audio codec used? What was the setting
    you used upon export.

    An anime that I had downloaded off of usenet recently had
    QMaster Audio as the audio codec, and upon
    Export--> Quicktime to Quicktime Movie command and switching
    the audio to AIFF, it made the audio incompatible with Toast,
    and Toast crashed trying to encode and burn the file.
    Just an example of what could go wrong.


    I'm going to try some other stuff, see if that works,. But until then, I will burn whatever else I have.

    But then again, I have a DVD buring at home as I am at work, and I hope it will be done when I get home, and not giving me the quit pop up.
    If it has quit when you get home, where we should look at next is
    the Info Pane in Quicktime, on the original downloaded file,
    and see what was used to encode it. Then look at the info
    on the exported movie version and then we can narrow down
    the problem.
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  19. iDVD came into play because I tired to burn something with it, and that kept quitting also.

    But I did some troubleshooting and found out that iDVD quits from time to time.

    What I did was get quick time pro, and delete the begining and ending/next episode previews.

    For the one cartoon that keeps quitting, I didnt do any of the really technical stuff like determining frames per second and what not, I jusst copied a small puncuation mark, added it to the bottom of the screen using "add" and saved it as an individual movie.

    This would add a black or white bar to the bottom, and THAT would get cut off, not the subtitles. It saved as a .mov.

    It's worked like a charm before, but then it hit a big snag. I can still wathc them on my mac, I just want to burn them, flie the episodes, and clear some room for more sutff.

    I think I'm going to try saving it different ways, and see how it goes.
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  20. terryj LMFAO!

    Lord Kaizen Gamora, apologies for terryj and his ranting he has no right to question my logic or knowlege as he selectively tries to impress himself.

    I have the answers you need as I had the same problem - but lets have terryj sort it out for u first.

    or give me your email address and I will post to you outside of this forum.

    terryj you have an attitude problem and have no idea of context posting nor respect for ppl.
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    Originally Posted by vinyl.dj
    terryj LMFAO!
    terryj you have an attitude problem and have no idea of context posting nor respect for ppl.
    And who insulted who first? And who showed their true colors
    by when they were called on their post to answer/back up their
    suggestion, rather than do so, they ran screaming like a troll
    calling foul and insulting and berrating other users who,
    might I add have been trying to help out the user
    with the problem?





    bye, bye vinyl. Your mac expertise will not be missed.

    Lord Kaizen, I Hope you guys get it worked out...

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  23. HEy dude, feel free to help out too. I dont know any of you, so I could care less about who likes who.

    All I care is getting 150 anime episodes on dvd. LOL
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    Kaizen,
    be glad too.
    Just post back when you get home,
    and had a chance to check out what's
    happened in Toast, and then we'll work back
    to the original download file as I stated earlier.

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    Could you report the exact codecs (audio/video) of the files (open them in QT, VLC, MPlayer and get info).

    Another thing you could do is use yousendit.com and email the link to yourself - then post the link here on the board (for others to try the file).
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