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BlowMeDown
18th March 2008, 01:31 AM
Roxio have today released Toast 9.

Check it at their website (http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/toast/titanium/overview.html)

Huy
18th March 2008, 01:40 AM
That was fast?

System Requirements:
Mac OS X v10.4.x and Mac OS X v10.5.x

Obviously an OR :p

Wally
18th March 2008, 08:18 AM
Some pretty nice new features too

I noticed one of them:
Stream TV and video from your Mac to your iPhone, Mac or PC over the Internet :O

and Batch DVD conversion, sounds pretty nifty!

dotnet
18th March 2008, 10:31 AM
Stream TV and video from your Mac to your iPhone, Mac or PC over the Internet :O

Stream TV and video?? I was hoping for this functionality to be incorporated into Activity Monitor...

Cheers
Steffen.

step_andy
21st March 2008, 08:55 AM
Just installed and I am converting one of my DVDs for Xbox 360 streaming.
Interestingly enough, the progress bar states : Powered by Elgato Turbo. Does it mean that Toast can utilize Elgato's USB Turbo stick?
I have it, it is plugged in... How do I tell if Toast is using it?

warren21
21st March 2008, 09:34 AM
Updated to 9 on Wednesday night and its great.

Galumay
21st March 2008, 09:42 AM
What a ripoff! US$60 for an upgrade from Toast 8, looks like i will be going around to the back door.

denwol
21st March 2008, 09:52 AM
And Third upgrade in 18 months or so. Yea, ripoff.

Al Aero
21st March 2008, 09:53 AM
What a ripoff! US$60 for an upgrade from Toast 8, looks like i will be going around to the back door.

been there done that already..

a.

cjuiz
21st March 2008, 09:55 AM
I installed Toast 9 last night and tried burning some AVCHD footage to DVD. I left it running over night. When I woke up, it had only re-encoded 2% of the first file. It's sooooooooooooooo slow. And I'm on a 3.0Ghz Quad Mac Pro.

step_andy
21st March 2008, 10:00 AM
Interestingly enough, the progress bar states : Powered by Elgato Turbo. Does it mean that Toast can utilize Elgato's USB Turbo stick?
I have it, it is plugged in... How do I tell if Toast is using it?

According to the Activity Monitor Toast is using only 27 - 29 % CPU whilst encoding with elgato stick plugged in. Will repeat the exercise without the stick and report the CPU usage.
:)

step_andy
22nd March 2008, 09:03 AM
Removed Elgato Turbo stick and when I started the encoding, there was no message that it is powered by Elagto Turbo. Activity monitor reports 145% CPU usage by Toast.

Interestingly, encoded a video file for Xbox 360 (m4v file) and Xbox would not play the file. WTF!

mechcon
22nd March 2008, 09:05 AM
Hey is it just as bloated as 8.0?

Galumay
22nd March 2008, 09:55 AM
i am having a play with the streaming function, i havent quite worked out what it does, but i have loaded an avi file to it successfully!

step_andy
22nd March 2008, 10:09 AM
Interestingly, encoded a video file for Xbox 360 (m4v file) and Xbox would not play the file. WTF!

I thought the problem was Connect360 on Mac side. According to their website
Connect360 now supports WMV+WMA, H.264 and MPEG4 video sharing, allowing you to stream HD quality video right to your living room!

So, Toast is encoding into m4v, but Coonect360 does not play ball.
Transferred the file onto my NAS with its own streaming engine and still no luck.

Is it Toast? Is it my Xbox?

tintinaujapon
22nd March 2008, 10:28 AM
Ignoring the HD stuff, the only real addition of value seems to be the new conversion tab. I don't have enough media or gadgets however to test out how well it works.