Any Programs Out There Better Than Toast Titanium 10?

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  1. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    I would consider myself a computer savvy person. I have been using Toast for years now (versions 8, 9 and now 10). Sometimes it does its job pretty well but most of the time I get error messages especially when burning DL DVDs.
    I have used different machines, different DVDs and still I get the same problems throughout the years.

    It seems to be burning fine but when it reaches 60% up, I get an error message and that has happened with different Toast versions as well and I am fed up.

    Is there a similar program to Toast out there? Something similar to Toast and Nero?

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    I burn enough dvds for clients and I haven't found anything better than toast to be honest.

    I assume you worked the roxio forums to help figure out the dl-dvd issues?

    good luck,
    keebler
     
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    As said above dvd studio pro or adobe encore DVD are OK.

    If you are only backiong your own DVD's toast is as good as anything.

    I have only had very occasional problem of it failing to wright. (ie 1 in 10).

    I presume you've tried other brands of disks?
     
  6. thiagos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I've tried Memorex, TDK, Sony Ridata... The problems seems to be with DL DVDs for some reason...
     
  7. thiagos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that was very very helpful :)
     
  8. Bakey macrumors 6502

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    The OP never actually stated if the discs in question were DVD-Video or data, etc., otherwise both DVD-SP & Encore are pretty useless - especially Encore, but that's another story right there!!

    As for issues with dual-layer - personally speaking very, very hit and miss! Lots of coasters sometimes, other times everything is just fine.

    I've been a user of Toast from version 5 upwards and never had a problem when burning single layer DVD-R's, CD-R, etc.

    Are you performing other tasks when burning?
     
  9. thiagos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I'm not usually doing any tasks...I don't have any problems with single layer DVDs, the issues I have are with double layer dvds.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    have you tried different burn speeds?
    is the data your burning on the computer or over wireless/wired cable?
     
  11. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    What type of media are you using? That can sometimes throw up errors.
     
  12. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    No, I've never found anything better.

    Software like DVD Studio Pro is for making proper DVDs and such, not general burning, which is what Toast is designed to do.
     
  13. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    Burn is a great Open Source burning application, but I don't know if it does Dual Layer DVD's or not.

    Maybe you could try it out, or get in touch with the developer.
     
  14. thiagos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes 1x, 2x, 4x and best..
     
  15. JarvisMeier macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem with mine. It'll burn a full 8GB data/video file on a DL disc no problem but craps out on a 6GB data/video file. My drive crapped out after a while... shortly after my motherboard did to (bad nvidia graphics chip). Had both replaced and now it works 100%. So either bad drive, bad motherboard, or both.
     
  16. SuperMacKiDDPr0 macrumors newbie

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    I know this thread is old, but I also been wondering if there is possibly something better than Toast out there. Its very slow when it comes to burning DVD, I wish there was something like Convert X for the Mac.
     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i've always liked Disco. but its probably not for everyone.
     
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  19. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Why not just use OSX disc burning utility? Works just fine for DL-DVD.
     
  20. lee27 macrumors member

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    I agree with with you, if I burn a 30min MKV file to DVD using Toast, it takes 3 hours!
    DVD creator takes 20min but stutters on playback, convert x also takes 20min but without stutter problems.
     

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