Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to Guy Burns)
Toast Titanium 11 Pro gets a lot of bad reviews because Roxio piled it on with shovelware, most of it useless in my opinion.
I use Toast Titanium 11 (the standard version) and have no trouble with it at all. No matter which one you buy, you have to purchase the Blu-ray video plug-in separately. Otherwise, it only burns data disk Blu-ray. Roxio's site says that the Pro version comes with the video plug-in. Don't believe it. It used to. If you check the comparison chart, both versions require you purchase it separately.
$60 is the best price I see for the standard version. I'm pretty sure you can still use the $20 rebate Roxio offers, so the end price is $40. Then you turn around and spend that $20 for the required video plug-in.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to Guy Burns)
Thanks for the replies, but they haven't cleared up my confusion.
- On the last page of the first link, lifted from the California Institute of the Arts website, clear instructions are given for using Disk Utility to burn a Blu-ray ISO.
- Right at the bottom of the second link, lifted from the Drexel University website, similar instructions are given for using Disk Utility to burn a Blu-ray ISO.
Are both instructions incorrect in their basic assumption? When their students go to video lab to burn a Blu-ray, do the students find it can't be done?
This is really confusing. Toast gets very poor reviews, yet I've never had a problem with Toast 9. Two tertiary education sites tell me how to burn a Blu-ray with Disk Utility, but I've just received two responses which tell me it can't be done. I'm intrigued.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to Guy Burns)
Pretty much anything you can purchase gets good and bad reviews. It's also a known business fact that people who have a good experience with a product are far less likely to be vocal than someone who has a bad experience. An old business maxim is, "A person who likes your service might tell one other person about you. A person who doesn't like your service will tell as many people who will listen."
Toast 11, in my opinion, is a much better and more stable product than version 10. As I noted, I've had zero problems with it. I use it to burn every commonly used disk type it supports.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 9:43 PM (in response to Guy Burns)
I missed the deadline for buying the special on Toast – luckily. For me, Toast is now toast when it comes to burning Blu-rays. On my first attempt, exporting from Premiere to Encore, generating an ISO, then burning that from Disk Utility, I was able to select various burn speeds and away it went. A perfect disk.
So, anyone on a Mac with Encore doesn't need Toast to burn a Blu-ray.