You can now set your video conversions to start at a specific time and date, or after a countdown set in hours and minutes. This is useful if you want to run them during the night, or at other times when you're not using your Mac for other things.
Videos can also be encoded and posted directly to your Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo accounts and tweet video links through Twitter — useful features for those who wish to share their home movies. Unfortunately, this proved fickle in execution. We hope future updates will expand compatibility, as it's a great feature when it works. Toast 11 lets you set video chapter markers manually as well as at preset intervals. A new feature also lets you view these discs on your Mac within the application.
As before, you can add front-end menus to your DVD video discs, but you still can't manually position the buttons. A new audio-burning feature spans tracks across several discs, with markers indicating where one disc's contents ends and another begins. These markers are placed automatically, but can be manually repositioned, and you can add more if you wish. Audio CDs have a track limit, however they're created.
Unfortunately, this limitation still applies when you're spanning your music over several discs with Toast 11, though we're promised it will rise to tracks with the pending Toast Help is at hand If all this seems a little daunting, Toast Assistant brings you several online tutorial videos that explain the app's key features.
You can download step-by-step instructions as PDF documents too. As is usual for a Toast suite, several other applications are included. A redesigned Spin Doctor can now capture audio from a single running application, so if an email or instant message arrives while you're recording, the incoming alert sound isn't captured.
Previous Toast updates have been criticised as offering precious little reason to upgrade if you have the previous version. Those criticisms end now. Toast 11 Titanium's streamlined interface, expanded feature set and online tutorials mean it's definitely worth considering, even if you're an existing user. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: No spam, we promise.
You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. As in the past, Toast also includes a bunch of additional apps: The Streamer app is no longer included, however.
Installing and updating The first change longterm users of the software will notice takes place very early on. While not a big deal in itself, it does signal an important change to the way Roxio handles the various apps in the Toast package.
Toast's Software Update window shows you what's new and lets you updates without downloading huge disc images. With Toast 11, that pain is a thing of the past. What that means is no more logins and downloading huge disc images to make sure your apps are up to date. Although the update process is vastly improved, with the main Toast application, the update still spawns the Toast Setup Assistant and makes you choose which disc to install on and then walks through the install process as if you were starting from scratch.
Roxio said it wanted to make sure this first use of Sparkle-powered updating was rock solid, and may tweak the behavior in the feature. The new UI makes it easier to choose a category, incorporates the Media Browser, and adds useful burning settings to the main window. Even after that, though, there are general improvements to how you find your way around the software.
Activities are still grouped into the same five categories Data, Audio, Video, Copy, and Convert , but previously they were listed by icon only until you clicked on one. Now, you can clearly see the names of all the categories. And instead of being smashed into one corner of the UI, the categories are displayed as tabs that run across the width of the content window. The Assistant window can show you common projects for a category, or all the available options.
And there are other small but useful changes. You can choose a burner and its settings, as well as the number of copies you want to burn, directly from the main window.
And you can now view the Media Browser as a separate floating palette as before or integrated into the main UI. You might even notice that Toast icon now has a disc and an iPhone coming out the toaster rather than two discs—a nod to the waning importance of physical media for many users these days. But speaking of physical media, I still burn data DVD backups mostly of concerts in lossless audio formats as archives and with Toast 10, it took until the last version— You can also have Toast publish directly to online services and even tweet the link to the video—I added a p video shot with my iPhone into Toast under the Convert heading, and uploaded it directly to my Vimeo account.
Using the High quality setting, the movie was almost identical in quality and file size to the same movie exported from iMovie. Still, Toast only lets you trim movies, not combine multiple clips and insert transitions the way iMovie does, making it less useful for many people. At the same time, you can now create custom video profiles, tweaked from one of the built-in presets.
This could be useful if you want to convert video that will look good on all your particular Apple devices, say.
Toast 11 Titanium Pro for Mac lets you make your own music, data, and video discs! Turn ordinary pictures into New, extraordinary photos. The #1 selling. Apr 5, - Roxio's Toast has come a long way from its disc-burning roots. Today, the latest version is Toast 11 Titanium, and it's a versatile multimedia. Requires BD Plug-in for Toast 11 (in-app purchase) to author your video to high-definition Blu-ray Disc™, burn HD video to standard DVD discs, or watch in HD.
Grab video and music from anywhere-the web, portable devices, discs, LPs, or your Mac Preserve old favorites Digitize and restore your LPs and tapes, without the pops, clicks and hisses. Convert for enjoyment on iPad, iPhone, or your favorite on-the-go-device.
Toast can even send it automatically to iTunes for syncing with your favorite device. Capture streaming web audio Capture any streaming Internet audio on your Mac-without beeps from other apps or system sounds.
MusicID automatically adds artist and title tags to captured music for easy syncing to your iTunes library. Trim start and end points, remove unwanted segments in the middle of video clips before export, or even apply audio effects. Does not copy encrypted or protected content. New for Toast 11, you can copy and preserve DVD subtitles when moving to iPad and iPhone for movie enjoyment in quiet areas.
Copy Mac OS, Toast, and other disc image formats. Mount disc images directly from Finder. Choose the individual DVD movies, audio and languages you want, while maximizing available disc space and video quality. File Recovery for Damaged Discs Don't risk losing vital data. Recover previously unreadable files from damaged discs and copy them onto a new disc along with a list of unrecoverable files.
Some of the data is always better than none! Video quality preview Preview a short clip of your video at selected quality settings in just seconds to ensure the optimal video quality. New in Toast 11, you can set preview durations, start points, and even save them to your desktop.
Save time with custom video presets Enjoy a broad selection of included video presets for popular mobile devices, or save new custom video profiles to quickly export video to a device of your choice.
Video conversion on your terms Schedule video conversion projects to run when you're away from the computer, and even pause and resume conversions already in progress. Toast will even automatically tweet your YouTube and Vimeo video links. Support for LightScribe and Labelflash laser etching for on-disc label printing. Create cross-platform photo discs for easy sharing.
Publish folders full of video on your Mac and stream them on-the-fly to your DVR without lengthy video conversions for instant viewing. Archive up to 50 GB on high capacity Blu-ray Discs. Easy search and fast retrieval Automatically catalog your discs as you burn - with photo thumbnails saved on your computer, you can easily preview the contents of your discs and find any file or photo without the disc in the drive.
Every file at your fingertips Toast's convenient Media Browser makes it quick to find the right content for your project. Audio Disc Spanning Audio Disc Spanning, an addition to Toast's unique cross-platform data spanning feature, lets you span audio CD projects across multiple discs, and customize your tracks and discs for the perfect music mix.
Smart folder synchronization Sync up folders bi-directionally - between multiple computers, network volumes, or external hard disks. You can even now create bootable clones of any Mac volume. Sold Out.