Do I need Toast?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MitchVegas, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. MitchVegas macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    I am moving a bunch of dvd's I ripped over from my Pc and was wondering If i needed toast to burn a dvd or could I just use a burn folder through OSX?

    Thanks in advance
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    It would help to know what kind of DVD you are referring to such as a data DVD or a Video DVD.
  3. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

    there is a freeware burning program, called Burn.

  4. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    If you feel you need Toast, get it, I did, It's Pretty darn good ;)
  5. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    No, you don't need Toast, especially if you're mostly transferring stuff. Mac OS X's built-in burner and iDVD will work fine. If you want more advanced features, Toast is more powerful, but you shouldn't need it unless you're interested in that. I don't have Toast and burn DVD's all the time. It's a good purchase, but I don't need it.
  6. MitchVegas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2007
    sorry, its a video dvd that I would play either on my macbook or on a dvd player. I used a lightscribe dvd that I had left over, its a DVD +r. I created a burn folder and it completed the burn but said the disc could not be verified. I tried to play on on my laptop and it said it was unsupported through the dvd player. I put it on my vista machine and it worked just fine.

    any thoughts?
  7. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Do you NEED it? No. Will it make life a lot easier? Yes.

    I spent loads of time trying to cobble together shareware or free apps to do what Toast does (I actually use Popcorn 3 and am very happy with it - Toast is overkill for me) and never got a useable solution. With Popcorn, I rip with MacTheRipper, then open Popcorn, de-select the non-English tracks, commentary, etc. then burn it to a video DVD. Works really, really well. Enough so that I'm kicking myself over the futile attempts at other solutions!
  8. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    I don't see why you would need toast.
    But, if you must have it, make sure to apply some butter or jam.
    Dry toast is not very yummy.:(

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