Toast Titanium - DVD Won't Play In DVD Player

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by EKKsoldier622, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. EKKsoldier622 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    I just got my hands on Toast Titanium and tried burning a DVD (DVD-Video), but after the disc was completed I put it in my DVD player and it won't work because of some playback error. I then took it out and put it in my mac and it runs fine.

    What could I have messed up on?

    Also, before Toast I used iDVD and all the discs I made worked perfectly on my DVD player. I'm using the same type of disc as before.

    I tried Google search but found no conclusive answers

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Did you finalize the DVD?
  3. EKKsoldier622 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    Honestly, I don't know. When I was reading through the options before burning, I selected that it Eject the disc when it was finished. I simply pulled the half-exposed disc out and threw it in my player.

    I'm guessing I missed some necessary step. :(
  4. EKKsoldier622 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    I discovered it was in PAL and not NTSC, but now I have another problem.

    AFter 7 hours of encoding my Toast Titanium had this lil cheerful message before spitting out my disc. (The movie only plays about 20 min of the 2hours its suppose to)

  5. timandanita macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    I've never had this particular error - but ones like it after a long time of encoding. Personally, I've found Toast to be unreliable in encoding and not very good at it either.

    I'm not sure what content you are encoding, but my advice would be to simply keep your material in its native format to maintain the best possible quality. You can buy a DVD player on Amazon that plays both PAL and NTSC for about $75. It's worth if if you are going to be playing a lot of PAL material and live in NTSC land.
  6. EKKsoldier622 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    Being a college student and suffice it to say, content with what I have, I discovered that it was possibly a disc error.

    Since I have this same question on multiple discussion threads I had one pull through. A gentleman on the Roxio Forum said the following.

    "The hardware error may have been a defect with that specific disc. I suggest choosing Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button. When the disc image is done select it using the Image File setting in the Copy window and then burn the disc. This way it is easy to try again if an error happens during the disc-burning stage."

    Using this method and with a new disc the movie came out just fine. I actually prefer this method over burning it straight to a disc because if something messes up I don't lose money on discs.

    As of now I'll try out Toast and see how it fares compared to how well iDVD has treated me.

    Thanks to both of you for your suggestions!
  7. MikeatOSX macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2007
    I had this error from time to time and saving as disc image is my preferred solution, also.
    I fixed burning problems, when I bought an external burning drive, which makes better DVDs than Apple's internal (very particular) super drive.

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