I have both Toast 5.2 and Toast 6. I have made a few short video CDs in the past with no problems.
But I have been having serious difficulty lately. I have a 51 minute iMovie project that I would like to put onto a video CD....and every time I do this (after almost three HOURS of "encoding") I end up with something that says "Audio CD" when I try to play it back. The screen is black and it sounds like monkeys screeching through the speakers.
I now have four new drink coasters and I need some help. Anyone?
I'm using a G4 400 AGP 2X60g Maxtor drives (7200 rpm) almost a gig of RAM. OSX (10.2.6)
-I've tried both Toast 5.2 and Toast 6 using both video CD tabs and super video CD tab. I usually specify highest video quality and then wait three hours or so for it to encode. My previous (sucessful) video CD was only a fifteen minute piece and I did not specify video quality. It looked like hell (lots of compression artifacting in darker areas)
-So far I've only used CD-R discs (700mb) I've tried both Verbatim and Fuji.
-The Toast manual suggests to simply drop the Quicktime file from my iMovie into the box and hit the "video CD" tab. I've also tried converting my iMovie3 project to Quicktime using several different levels of compression including Mpeg4.
Nothing seems to work. Black screen and monkey shrieks every time. The movie is apparently too long to make a "super videoCD" by about 200mg. So I haven't actually tried making one of those.
And why does it appear as an "audio disc" each time I try to play it? iTunes automatically opens whenever I play the finished disc. Hard to believe that 51 minutes of music encoding could possibly take a full three hours if it was set on "audio" while I was encoding or burning....which it isn't.
"Toast automatically installs 2 files that make it possible to export iMovies to Toast's Video CD format.
•Mac OS 9.1 or later only: Toast Video CD Export (iMovie/ Resources/Plugins folder)
•ToastVideoCDSupport.component (System Folder/Extensions folder on Mac OS 9.1 or later, or Library/Quicktime folder on Mac OS X 10.1.2 or later) ...."
I know in earlier versions- 4, Titanium 5.0, etc.; I had to add these 2 files manually to where they were supposed to be... every update always created new versions, in the Roxio Video folder, in the main Roxio Toast folder. Might be worth checking-not sure if you are using 9 or X. It's been awhile, but I burnt quite a few VideoCD's with Toast 5.1-5.2. Believe in 9 I placed the ToastVideoCDSupport.component into the Quicktime Extensions folder, in the Extensions Folder-seemed to work best. I was burning full films (2 VCD-CDs per film) from Divx files, converted to MPEG-1 or straight MPEG-1.
There is also a FAQ, more info at Roxio.com site, and I believe they still have a forum there as well.