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.
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.
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.
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.
I know it's been more than 2 years since the last reply but I am posting for the benefit of people with similar questions who have been searching the web and have been pointed to this page.
I authored a Blu-ray movie disc image (.img file type) using Compressor 4.2, it's 22.5 GB, and I have just successfully burned a Blu-ray movie using Disk Utility on an iMac running Yosemité with an external Blu-ray burner drive. By "successfully", I mean the burned disc played flawlessly, menus and all, on a stand-alone BD player, not a BD player app on a PC.
So yes, Virginia, you can burn a BD disc image using the Mac's Disk Utility app.