Does Toast suck, or is it just me?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theLemur, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. theLemur macrumors regular

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    I was using v7 and all my audio cd's came out distorted and with static. I tried different brands of cd's, and different audio files, but no luck.

    Then I upgraded to v9, and while the distortion and static is reduced, it's still bad enough to prevent me from being able to tolerate it.

    What's the deal? Is there another burning program I can switch to? I have so many cd's that I need to get made and I'm stuck at a standstill.

    Thanks
     
  2. wheezy macrumors 65816

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  4. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know, can iTunes burn audio cd's? I don't see an option anywhere.
     
  5. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Create a playlist you want to burn; i.e. if you want to burn a specific album for a friend, make that album a playlist. Then insert a blank CD and click "Burn Disc" in the lower right hand side of the window.
     
  6. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    I downloaded quickburn but it doesn't appear to convert my mp3 files into cd audio format.
     
  7. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just tried to burn with iTunes but it says "Disc burner or software not found..."
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Just burn them in iTunes. Make sure your burning preferences are set to Audio CD, make a playlist and hit Burn.

    Easy.
     
  9. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    I retried iTunes and it worked this time. The audio quality is good.

    So I guess Toast really does suck.
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Glad your issue was solved. Funny, I thought everyone knew iTunes burned CD's.:) Also some extra knowledge for you, your Mac can burn CD's and DVD's without any extra software, not even iTunes. You can burn any files directly from the Finder.

    Anyway, don't give up on Toast. The latest version is 9. Toast is one of the highest rated DVD authorizing and burning solutions for the Mac. Try reinstalling it.
     
  11. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

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    Toast is ok, no real complaints from me, it isnt the end all be all of applications though
     
  12. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's great for burning data. It's only the audio cd's that I have trouble with. Version 9 is what I tried today and it only slightly improved the distortion.

    I consider iTunes evil too. I miss winamp. haha
     
  13. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    I use iTunes for my mp3 discs, never a problem.
     
  14. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    I've always had good luck burning everything with Toast (6/7/8). Maybe you just had a bad batch of CD-R's???
     
  15. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried diff. cd-r's
     
  16. EB66 macrumors 6502

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    toast definitely doesn't "suck" although the only thing i ever use it to burn is dvds and cd's with data not music
     
  17. theLemur thread starter macrumors regular

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    i searched and the distorted audio is a common problem. i'd say that "suck" is a good word to define it.
     

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