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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    The music and film companies lobbied REALLY hard for that provision. Unless some other group with similar money and voting power pushes back against it, it's not going to change.
    Wasn't really expecting it to change but it can't hurt to ask right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    Again, I don't want to seem too juvenile...but in my "Settings" it still shows as "Latest Warnings Received." Of course, it was like 8 years ago.
    Check your settings again Randy. I found another area in our data base which was hidden in a cascading menu. I cleared it. And thanks for bringing our attention to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Check your settings again Randy. I found another area in our data base which was hidden in a cascading menu. I cleared it. And thanks for bringing our attention to it.
    Hurray! The Scarlett Letter has been removed from my lapel!

    I can now die from the Coronavirus with a clear conscience.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PixelMage View Post
    Can anyone suggestion a decent Blu-ray for an iMac 2019? I am considering the OWC Mercury Pro Blu-ray or the Pioneer BDR-XD05B Blu-Ray. I am not sure if there are other models that are Mac friendly that I should consider. I prefer not to use a slot load drive because I had so many problems with ejects discs in my old 2011 iMac.

    Also, is there a performance advantage and / or difference between a drive that is USB powered versus a AC Adapter?
    I use one of these and have been for some years now. LG BP06LU10: Blu-ray™ Disc Rewriter | LG USA

    It’s great. Does everything I want it to do.+ There’s is even software to download to use the light scribe. (+ except for Stereoscopic 3D but I understand that is due to limitations in MacOS**. So I use Playstation).

    I think LG still make super blue externals. Try googling LG Super blue. lg super multi blue slim portable blu-ray rewriter - Google Search

    Recommend partnering the drive with Roxio’s Toast CD/DVD/Blu-Ray authoring software. Make such you get the Pro version for Blu-Ray though.

    **Check out NCH Videopad for editing 3D movies or Stereomerger for editing 3D stills.

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    Recommend partnering the drive with Roxio’s Toast CD/DVD/Blu-Ray authoring software.

    Potential users may want to read some of the user comments here:
    Toast Titanium for Mac - Free Download Version 18.3 | MacUpdate

    Not close to the same application that it was many years ago it seems. :-(




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    I use one of these and have been for some years now. LG BP06LU10: Blu-ray™ Disc Rewriter | LG USA
    Looks like that particular BR by LG has been discontinued.

    Also, I'm not so sure how useful BR is nowadays. I suppose you can still buy commercial BR Movies but personally I don't see spending the extra $$ on the BR version when the standard version is about as good as far as viewing is concerned.

    I do think a good BR writer is useful for archiving personal data; perhaps personal photo libraries and large collections of other things. The problem that one can run into is when trying to archive a collection of commercially purchased movies or music. The DMCA law here in the US specifically prevents one from breaking the encryption process during copying.

    Laws vary from country to country. So it's always a good idea to check first before making a copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Potential users may want to read some of the user comments here:
    Toast Titanium for Mac - Free Download Version 18.3 | MacUpdate

    Not close to the same application that it was many years ago it seems. :-(




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    I was thinking the same thing. The ability to make rewritable Blu rays I will miss now that Toast 10 no longer works under Catalina. It is galling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_T_Mabowels View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. The ability to make rewritable Blu rays I will miss now that Toast 10 no longer works under Catalina. It is galling.

    Maybe give the free Burn.app a try:
    Burn for Mac - Free Download Version 2.7.8 | MacUpdate a try

    User comments there says it works in Catalina 10.15.x

    PS: FWIW, In my own experience, Burn.app has always worked better and more reliable than my old version of Toast.




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    Burn launches under Catalina. Haven't burned discs recently but i'm pretty sure it works.
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    Thanks. Toast 10 has this app that makes blu-rays into multi-session discs. Does Burn do that too? I’m wondering if the latest Toast still has that. I didn’t see it mentioned. But I may have missed it.

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    I know that "Burn" does multi-session with CDs and DVDs but have no idea if that will work for BR? Usually, multi-session is accomplished by leaving the media open and then writing to it again. At one time, macOS did not allow for multi-sessioning but that was changed later on.

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