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    TOAST burning
    I have the strangest problem w/ my version of TOAST (v. 8 Platinum). Whenever I want to burn a DVD or export the video to another format, it seems to take a crazy long time. Burning a DVD for instance I can't get it to go any faster than realtime....I've checked the preference settings for burning speed and I have it set at either 8X or 16X.....but it's definetly not performing at those speeds.....any ideas?

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    Have you updated to version 8.0.3?

    Have a 20X DL burner and find best results from leaving at the default setting of 'best'. Of course older Macs like ours will take longer to burn DVD's - that is the nature of computers getting faster and faster.

    The quality of your media plays a big part also. Use Verbatim and never had a failure.

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    I am having a similar problem with my Toast (ver 7). I just tried using it for the first time this past weekend and I started the burn process last night at 10:00pm and it's now 9:00am and the burn process is under 50% complete! I just bought a Lacie d2 DVD-RW drive that is, supposedly, extremely fast because my DVD-Rom drive in my iMac G5 is not working properly. Any suggestions? I am assuming that I should upgrade Toast versions, but is that really going to make that big of a difference? The movie I'm trying to burn is 1h47min long.

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    Is it the encoding process of the burning process?
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    You might wish to try out SimplyBurns. This is a freeware burner and it works very well. I have used it to burn a fair number of DVDs (on my MBP, under Leopard) and it works very well, and reasonably quickly. Since it is free, you have little to lose by trying it.
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    Ah, let me clarify, it is still encoding and it's 24 hours later!! It's almost funny at this point. It's about 98% of the way encoded. I had no clue that it would take this long to encode a DVD.

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    How much memory and what type of system do you have?
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    That is very unusual shouldn't take more than 1 to 2 hrs at most

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