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    Can't make a playable DVD
    I made a slide show in FotoMagico 5 saved as .avi burned it to DVD in Toast and it won't play. I tried different formats from mp4, .mov, .m4v, and none will launch DVD player on my Mac to play. I was, in the past having luck converting to .vob using "Any Video Converter" but that format won't work either. I trying burning from the finder and not using toast and still won't play. Please help, Thanks

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    Lets clarify a few things so that we'll be better able to help.
    1. Which Mac are you using? Model and OS X version. If you transferred DVD Players from a Mac which originally had a DVD drive to one that originally didn't contain a DVD The player software starts to complain.
    2. Did you try letting Toast create and burn the DVD rather than using Any Video Converter?
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    I trying burning from the finder and not using toast and still won't play
    That won't work as all you are doing is burning your video file to the dvd as a data file.

    In Toast, make sure that you choose "Video" along the top and then "DVD-Video" from the drop down menu on the left.

    I tried different formats
    Don't worry about those. Toast will accept all those that you've tried.

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    Thanks for your reply. I'm running latest ElCapitan on an old Mac Pro. Yes I let convert the slide show in FotoMagico 5. And I did select Video from top Of menu running Toast 14.2 Then I selected DVD-Video and to get the window to open you need to click the button Finish then dragged the file in and did a burn.

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    That's all good. Which type of dvds are you using? DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW? Which make also?

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    Memorex -R

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    Have you made a good DVD with Memorex -R before? Maybe try another brand. I always use Verbatim DVD-R and have no problems.

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    Yes I have been lucky with this brand. Until now.
    Last edited by offtheroad; 12-22-2016 at 05:21 PM.

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    Should I try iDVD?

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    I noticed on some post they say an older version of toast will work better?

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    Should I try iDVD?
    Yes, if you have it.

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