Toast 9 titanium: Blu-ray question

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  1. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    hello. ive been playing with my friend's brand new toast 9 titanium. Id love to buy that coz i plan to put a blu-ray burner on my mac pro soon. My friend doesnt have one. So heres my question:

    i went to that menu for creating a "Blu-ray Disc" and it told me that in order to burn high definition (blu-ray or hd) on a dvd i have to get a plugin..... "high definition on dvd"? is that just because my friend doesnt have a blu-ray burner drive or toast 9 cant just burn blu-ray disks and all it does is burning few minutes of high definition on dvds? if anyone knows, pls enlighten me.

    ps1:this post could be out of topic, sry if it is
    ps2:i know there are the product's forums for such questions, but i trust these forums more ;)
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I don't actually own Toast 9, but I was looking into it and I'm pretty sure the answer is "both."

    That is, you're correct that it can burn a relatively short amount of high-def video to a standard single-layer DVD-R; this is supported by many (all?) Blu-ray players--I know my PS3 can play DVD-RWs recorded with AVCHD high-def video, at least.

    However, I'm pretty sure it will also burn a "full" blu-ray video disc if you have a blu-ray burner. So yes to both, basically.

    I expect that's why you're seeing what you're seeing on your friend's rig, though hopefully somebody else who actually owns a blu-ray burner (guessing not so many at this point) can confirm.
     
  3. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    I think there's a plug-in you need to add to get blueray support if I recall.
     
  4. avingochea macrumors member

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    Yeah you need to buy the Blu-ray plugin. I think it costs something like $20
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You need the plugin for HD-DVD/Blu-Ray. It can be found here.
     
  6. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you need to buy the plug-in in order to do HD discs. Once nice feature is Toast is you can burn with HD or Blu-ray content to a standard DVD that will play in your HD DVD player. I bought a HD-DVD player and was able to burn HD content to a standard disc that played in the HD-DVD player just fine. It's pretty cool.
     

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