I use Toast Titanium 11.0.4 to encode .eyetv files & burn to DVD, works fine most of the time. I also use it to convert the .eyetv files & put in iTunes.
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Is anyone else having this problem? Do you have a work-around/solution?
I did the upgrade from within the software without any problems. That said, I've found Toast 11 to be noticeably slower than earlier versions, and it does not convert eyetv files to DVD for me. I hadn't realized they'd been taken over: Corel has pretty much always been bad news.
I used my old Toast 6 Titanium 6.1.1 w/Snow Leopard last week to make a DVD copy and it still works. Heck it doesn't even know what any DRM stuff is about and just ignores it but that wasn't even an issue I needed to bypass.
But a Toast etc. take-over/acquisition in Feb. 2012 and the latest 22 Mar 2012 update fiasco doesn't look good.
Maybe a harbinger of things to come as many of the acquisitions they've done over the years with some previously good applications and their demise for many Mac users: Corel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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@ Mike 457
Yes, I find it is slow to start-up and slow to act when I click on a button/function, and I’m running it on a 27” iMac i7.
However, I do use it to burn my .eyetv files to DVDs
If it helps, this is how I proceed
I crop the video in eyetv, when finished, just close the window (it should have saved the file automatically)
Open Titanium (11.0.4) select “Video” - NOT “Convert” in the menu (In the Toast window) Then select “DVD-Video”
Click on “Finish” (Strange wording )
When the window with the downward arrow appears, drag the .eyetv file onto the window.
Do your set-ups ie Name you disk, click on options & select a Menu style
then click on “customize” button - Check or re-enter disk name, Menu title and Encoding
( I usually select “Best” - Aspect ratio & Audio I leave as default) - click OK)
Insert blank disc, make sure your burner is selected in the “Destination “ click on burn
Toast then proceeds to encode the video, then burn to DVD
Hope this helps
BTW: I’ve read that 11.0.5 and 11.0.6 are buggy and crash a lot, I don’t think I’ll upgrade just yet.
Right! I'm not a fan of Corel, I still have bad memories of Corel Draw and trying to use the files in a print job - not nice.
Wordperfect was OK - until they took it over, then it just seemed to fade (IMHO)
Too many good companies/products get taken-over, then rely on their previous good rep while being run into the ground.
I had spent 5 years using Corel Draw for flyers and catalogues on a (Ugh!) PC. Company wanted to save money buying PC's and not using Quark and Adobe products. Little did my company realized the printer would have to redo ALL projects done on the PC's on Macs (using Quark and Adobe Photoshop) at 3X the cost. Company went bankrupt eventually in the 90's.
In my experience, Corel is where good Mac software goes to die. They are an organization of Windows pukes who have absolutely no love or understanding for Macs. In the short run we may be OK, but I would start looking for alternatives to Toast and CD Spin Doctor.
Addendum: Apparently there was an update in the pipeline when the aquisition went down - the new version is 11.1 - apparently it's a major update, and Mountain Lion compatible, even. I haven't done a project with it yet, but it looks promising. I had trouble with the update - needed to delete some files in Library to make it work.
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Last edited by Gerbill; Sep 3rd, 2012 at 12:52 AM.