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Toast Titanium Reviews19

23 September 2020

The ultimate media toolkit; disc burning, video conversion and more.

solmaker
21 October 2019
Version: 18.1

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Reading these reviews has been educational! My own experience is that Toast 14.0 has been solid as a rock and a real valuable workhorse for me on multiple machines running Sierra. I never "upgraded" to 14.1 (nor knew that it existed), which is a good thing because I've read here 14.1 is a botch. I'd be happy to pay for a 64-bit version (17.0 or 18.0) if it were any good, but from reading here it doesn't sound like these more recent versions are reliable. Sad that this once-worthy program has been left to rot in this way.
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MyronV9060
10 October 2020
Version: 19
Wow, Corel technical support is totally useless!!! They have no technical knowledge of the product beyond what is stated in the specs... let alone their lack of English.
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MyronV9060
10 October 2020
Version: 19
I have been using Toast Titanium 14.2 for a very long time (4 stars), and it has been doing everything I've needed it to do... except for the occasional need to use DVDRemaster to compress a VIDEO_TS folder down to 4.5GB to fit on a standard DVD before burning with Toast (which otherwise says the file appears to be corrupted). Now I want to move beyond macOS Mojave to Catalina (or Big Sir) which requires 64-bit applications. My question/problem is: since DVDRemaster is no longer an available and supported option, does anyone know if Toast Titanium 19 has an improved VIDEO_TS Fit-to-DVD video compression burning such that I am unlikely to need DVDRemaster like I occasionally needed before? Unfortunately, Toast Titanium does not appear to be as reliable as it once was, based on some of the more recent reviews. Or is there a reliable 64-bit replacement for DVDRemaster that someone can recommend to simply recompress a VIDEO_TS folder down to fit a standard size DVD? I have tried Mac DVDRipper Pro and it rips DVDs just fine, but it is unable to burn the larger VIDEO_TS folders to a standard DVD. It apparently does not have any video compression routines (contrary to the statements I've seen that DVDRemaster would be incorporated into it). In the mean time, I plan to use my older Mac with High Sierra to run Toast Titanium 14.2 and DVDRemaster (along with RipIt) until something comes along that will meet those needs on a 64-bit macOS system. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
23 September 2020
Version: 19
Just upgraded from 18 to 19. I'm using the latest Big Sur public beta (released yesterday) and Toast 19 absolutely hangs on launch with the spinning beach ball. I would assume that a major release this close to the release of Big Sur would've had some kind of compatibility with the new OS. But Roxio beats to a different drummer, or is just completely deaf.
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Peteintas
23 September 2020
Version: 19
Here we go again people, version 19 is out...
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rphartle
22 September 2020
Version: 19
This piece of crap is still around? Wow.. how pathetic they keep drawing in a handful of unsuspecting Mac users to garner a little pocket money for themselves. Bug ridden as always and no customer tech support whatsoever.
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Bcassid
06 July 2020
Version: 18.3.1
I've been using Toast for many years, BUT I will never purchase it again. There is absolutely no support and half the time I use it, it fails by hanging at a certain percent. I've switched to Mac DVDRipper Pro which is way less expensive and NEVER fails.
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MyronV9060
02 July 2020
Version: 18.3.1
Trying to update from 14.2 to 18.3.1 on macOS 10.14.6 but unable to get to Registration Key screen. Keeps saying "You do not appear to be a registered user. Please re-install the application or call customer support with error code 1011" upon startup. Found instructions to create missing ~/Library/Preferences/Corel/Toast/18.0/ folder for userData.json file but have not been successful. What am I missing?
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mitchelljd-1
12 June 2020
Version: 18.3.1
Support for your software is non-existent. Completely horrible. it's official. Toast Titanium is crap! no longer any good under Corel ownership. No proper help to fix software which is supposed to work. Once installed, it has so many files it is impossible to manually remove and reinstall. Support from overseas is idiotic. really bad. beware. Toast Titanium is NOT what it used to be.
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juan-muntanergmail-com8936
24 May 2020
Version: 18.3.1
no funciona la version gratuita the freeware it`s not funcional
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rzlbarber
15 May 2020
Version: 18.3.1
Version 18 does NOT work on Mac. I upgraded to Toast Pro 18 last November 2019 and it worked fine on Catalina until the recent update to 10.15.4 I have tried reloading Toast 18 from my Roxio backup disc but always an error message. Now what??
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davidraetsen
09 May 2020
Version: 18.3.1
A clunky interface with sad, dated-looking menus for DVDs and Blu-rays. If you're selling an update every year, how about actually updating it?
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Pashdej
13 March 2020
Version: 18.2.1
I've used Toast from about version 3 when it was a German company with absolute rock-solid code and support. I continued through vers. 8 and 9 then 12 and finally vers 15. I loathed 15 because it introduced really stupid templates for what you wanted to do and since every job is different I had to set up a system to avoid this clutter. But it worked, so......... I have now purchased version 18 - I wish I had read these reviews FIRST - over a Hundred dollars later and 3 months of aggro I realise that I'll go back to my old 2010 MacBook Pro, running Yosemite when ever I need the integration with iTunes, Epson CD labeller or LaCie's labelling burn programme and Disc Catalogue because Version 18 is just so TIRESOME. Installing it has been so awful that I was writing really offensive emails to "Support" who never reacted other than to say "do this, then that, TURN OFF Apple's Security System, then open Console and paste this and then find all these prefs and kext files - it was lunatic, to release a piece of software that expects the innocent customer to do stuff like this! I agree with the person who recommends a class action against Corel. They've destroyed a once excellent piece of software.
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Calicura
04 February 2020
Version: 18.2.1
I have been a Toast user for many years and have always had mixed feelings about Roxio. The latest issue with the is that after buying toast 18, I am unable to install it on my two Macs. I have it on my iMac and went to install on my new MacBook Pro for occasional use when not at home. Roxio advises I must buy a second copy! I have never had this experience with other legitimately purchased software before and think it is a greedy Roxio response. One can only use the software on one machine at a time, so, why can't my license extend to both of my Macs? As posted elsewhere, I have found the freeware "BURN" and it seems to work just fine. I have advised Roxio's (alleged) tech support that I will be reporting their short sighted policy everywhere I can. I will no longer submit to Roxio's annual extortion and will enjoy using BURN.
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nwg2851
10 January 2020
Version: 18.2.1
I purchased Toast 18 Pro in December 2019. A strap line on the website reads: 'Roxio® Toast® - The preferred CD & DVD burner for Mac!' and in the body of the site: 'macOS 10.15 - Optimized for Catalina - Toast 18 has been redesigned as a 64-bit application and is fully compatible with macOS Catalina. Version 18 supports macOS Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, Sierra 10.12, El Capitan 10.11.' The only problem, according to Corel, it doesn't support iMovie or Final Cut Pro, or other Apple files, without conversion! I was told by Corel to covert the iMovie file to an H.264 file, which I did. However, if you use the conversion tool in Toast, the results are stuttering with the audio out of sync - unusable! Anyone else have this issue? I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.2. and I'm very disappointed with what I'd heard was a good Mac program.
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art-56
06 January 2020
Version: 18.2.1
Help! Toast 18 crashes any time I'm trying to open it. MacOS Catalina on Imac.
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art-56
06 January 2020
Version: 18.2.1
Doesn't work. I can't open it. Crashes. MacOS Catalina and Toast 18 are not compatible (on my iMac).
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Spudboy
30 November 2019
Version: 18.2.1
I just purchased the 18 update (Black Friday sale/was using 15) in anticipation of upgrading to Catalina next week. So far on Mojave everything works great.
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rphartle
19 November 2019
Version: 18.2.1
Absolute Garbage Software. I stopped using it for years ago when 50% of my data desk Burns failed. I found open source "burn" to be 100% reliable on every burn and also works at 8X which Toast would refuse to do only working at 2x no matter what I tried. There should be a class action lawsuit against Correl for this incompetent piece of software and nonexistent support.
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TrentBridge
17 November 2019
Version: 18.2
I am absolutely disgusted with Roxio/Toast. I have been a user of Toast for many years and finally upgraded to Toast 17 Premium - only to have them introduce the 18 version shortly afterwards. I was having a problem with 17 on my iMac Retina (with the latest OS) so after "conversations" with them I paid $100 to upgrade to Toast 18 Pro. Only thing that works is My DVD Pro - nothing else will work. Since Aug 5 I have had 21 "conversations" with them including sending screen shots of what was happening and the error messages - and the final response on Aug 30 was "My apologies but the issue that you contacted us about has already been directed to our engineering team to look into and hopefully get resolved in a timely fashion. The earliest a fix is possible is in a future service pack or new version. We cannot comment on a timeframe as to when will be released for the update of software. This includes both features and fixes. Thanks." Since then I have asked what is happening - no response - I keep getting "How would you rate our support" (last one Oct 16) and you can imagine my response, but no reply. Wish there was an alternative which is a direct competitor
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jetten1946
07 November 2019
Version: 18.2
this version of titanium does not work on my imac oc catalina he does not start on several occasions had contact with customer service This has not helped worthless j.etten
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solmaker
21 October 2019
Version: 18.1
Reading these reviews has been educational! My own experience is that Toast 14.0 has been solid as a rock and a real valuable workhorse for me on multiple machines running Sierra. I never "upgraded" to 14.1 (nor knew that it existed), which is a good thing because I've read here 14.1 is a botch. I'd be happy to pay for a 64-bit version (17.0 or 18.0) if it were any good, but from reading here it doesn't sound like these more recent versions are reliable. Sad that this once-worthy program has been left to rot in this way.
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jeremy-65
13 October 2019
Version: 18.1
Had Toast 10 working on a 2011 Mac mini - Loved It!! Bought Toast 18 for my new Mac mini - Absolute Dog - Half of the features did not work. The help desks' advice was bad dicks or reinstall - did both, still not working. Do not consider buying!!
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rphartle
05 October 2019
Version: 18.1
Do yourself a favor and get "Burn" Open Source, free. This Piece of Crap has crashed and wasted more DVDs than I can count.. At one point, 50% of my disks failed to burn. Burn works 100%. Other features seldom used any more. These guys should be arrested for a Fraudulent Product. I refuse to use or buy anything from Corel, They are Con-Artists at best.
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ps-13
19 September 2019
Version: 18
after purchasing there is problem of opening the software with error code 1011. I had chat twice with the customer support and was given a ticket #ending in 79220 and ticket ending in #78203 and it has been 5 days no one from corel has solved the problem. Instead they keep sending email everyday that it has been submitted (as if this helps me). Worst customer service, worthless product and useless support.
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Lenwhyte
13 August 2019
Version: 18
The Licensing logic is TERRIBLE. You will find that you need to run the stub Installer for EVERY user on your machine who wishes to run Toast. Fortunately, having installed it once as an administrator, you can then kill the installation once the downloading phase starts, since the licence material has been put in position by then. The developers REALLY need to move to a mechanism whereby the licence material is accessible for ALL users on a machine, to avoid the need for this clumsy business. Without installing individually, when run, Toast complains that the user isn't registered.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
26 July 2019
Version: 18
Will it actually launch under Mojave this time?
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Derekcurrie
22 July 2019
Version: 17.4
Yup, version 18 is out! Please catch up MU! https://www.roxio.com/en/upgrade-center/toast/ The only compelling reason to upgrade I'm aware of is if you're still using an old 32-bit version. As of v17, Toast became fully 64-bit. Meanwhile, what's new in v18 is: "NEW Roxio Akrilic – transform your photos into stunning photo art." New in the Pro version is WinZIP as part of the package, as if any Mac user cares. (.ZIP is built into macOS) (o_0) Why I use Toast: To archive onto Blu-ray.
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Peteintas
21 July 2019
Version: 17.4
Seems Toast 18 has been released, hope it has improved stability.
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nikabuz
25 April 2019
Version: 17.4
Worthless piece of crap!! I bought Toast Titanium 17 as part of a bundle to replace Toast 10 Titanium. I'm running High Sierra and I was getting a warning saying the older software wasn't optimised for my iMac. So far I have been unable to burn or copy a single disc - tried DVD's & CDs. Keep getting 'error 05 - the connection is not stable'. Have tried different connection methods to my Pioneer external drive including using a powered USB hub. Also freezes when it fails to do a burn. I even couldn't get it to 'force quit' a couple of times and had to shut-down the mac with the power button at the rear as I was unable to restart the iMac due to Toast not shutting down properly. Toast used to be one of my favourite pieces of software, now all it's good for is creating expensive drink coasters. RIP.
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keknak-1
21 February 2019
Version: 17.2
Tried the Toast Pro for free. Nope. Not worth the upgrade cost. In fact my Toast 16 Pro has become an app I anticipate hardly having to use in future; I am transferring my videos, which I had I previously burned to DVDs, to iCloud and Vimeo. Burning DVDs has become outmoded. Save your money and buy space in Vimeo.
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pettifogger0712
24 November 2018
Version: 17.2
This version (literally) crashes 50% of the time - I have to restart it EVERY.SINGLE.TIME when I am erasing a few Verbatim CD-RW's for re-use. Toast *16* on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro running Mojave still runs smoothly...V.17 on my Mid-2011 iMac running High Sierra is a dud and I honestly cannot recommend it (and I've been using Toast in one form or another since Version 6)
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Spudfry
21 October 2018
Version: 17
Last time I used this it was up to version 11 & only semi-flakey. Version 17 is totally flakey - don't touch this with a 10 foot credit card or any other form of monetary exchange, it's gone backwards. Was partially useful, now completely frustrating.
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Danielt3
17 October 2018
Version: 17
Toast worked fine until V16. Now I have been unable to burn a single video to a DVD disc. The attempt freezes and I get “Mac OS Error result code=-39”, or “Sense Key = ILLEGAL REQUEST; Sense Code = 0x21, 0x02 BUFFER UNDERRUN”, or I keep getting a popup window telling me to upgrade to the latest version of Toast. When I do this, the process only re-installs the original version of Toast 16 not the upgrade. I have been in contact with at least 4 people in Corel Support: Aiza, Johnston Cabrera, Robert Allan P. Payumo and King. All have been polite but have not been helpful in solving my problems. I have a total of 36 emails from support without being able to fix the problem. I wrote the CEO (Mr. Patrick L. Nichols, Corel Corporation,1600 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R7) and never heard from anyone in Corel. Obvioulsy no one cares. And now they want me to spend more money on Toast 17!?
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tx517
16 October 2018
Version: 17
Even with this new version 17, the app is still unable to mount its proprietary toast image format. As a result, I have lost several important files. The app should use the universal dmg format, but if so, users will not have to depend on and pay for Toast, which is probably what they do not want. The user interface in this supposedly new version is fundamentally the same as before, consuming way too much space and being somewhat cluttered.
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Bruceh2
29 September 2018
Version: 17.1
Please, please, please, do not waste your money on this garbageware! There are many working alternatives to this worthless program. Developer in non-responsive, and the last real working version of this program was 11. Every "upgrade" since then has been only to put money in the developer's pocket and has produced nothing but faulty software. Besides, every day there are fewer people relying on DVDs for storage.
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rardin
29 September 2018
Version: 17.1
I discovered yesterday that if I run the small Toast 17 Installer app that was provided when I initially purchased Toast 17, then plug in my Toast 17 Pro license key, the Toast17Pro.pkg installer that is dropped into a subfolder of Downloads is for the latest Build 5470 version. This is a nice touch because Roxio hasn't always been quick to post updates to their Software Updates page. For what it's worth, the ProContent.dmg that was pulled down with the Build 5470 installer was identical to the image that the Toast 17 Installer app pulled down in July.
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Sanchai
29 September 2018
Version: 17.1
After updated, the About page of Toast still show version 17 not 17.1, but with newer build. So Macupdate Desktop show up in red letters, indicated outdated version that needed to be updated. However, Checknfor Update stated that Toast is updated. Corel must be more serious about quality control
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Helmo-Hass
28 September 2018
Version: 17.1
NOPE sorry gents but Still Toast Titanium 17, version build (5470) not 17.1
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
15 September 2018
Version: 17
I'm still using Toast 12. It will do until I need a 64 bit version. Which won't be any time soon. They come out with an upgrade every six months or so and expect you to pay $50 for it. Ridiculous. Obviously they're trying to milk everything they can out of the product before it becomes completely irrelevant. These days people put their videos in the cloud and can share them with as many people as they please without the hassle of distributing DVD/Bluerays. In the early days Toast was unreliable, but then everything was hinky then. Eventually it became a stable product and was particularly valuable when Apple discontinued support for DVD Studio. But not things have apparently gotten bad again. Toast is obviously trying to do too much and not doing it well. So even though Corel is desperate to sell the product to a declining market, their quality control has failed. So Toast is dying from both ends, as it were.
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rphartle88icloudcom9267
13 September 2018
Version: 16
Absolutely Crapware! I tried to use Toast to create DVD backups of files at work.. Simple Burn of DVD data disk failed 60% of the time. I would use 5 DVDs to get 2 that word burn successfully. Switched to Open Source "Burn" and it Works flawlessly, and burns are successful every time.. I cannot imagine anyone trying to use Toast to burn anything other than a DVD Data Disc!
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Rostasi
13 August 2018
Version: 16
Can't get past the "user information" window. I thought that this was a "trial" version?
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fontaines
26 July 2018
Version: 16
I just want to warn everyone: don't upgrade to Toast 17! Non ASCII characters in filenames cause it to crash, either when you drag the problematic file into the Toast 17 window or (what is much worse) during the burning process itself (when the problematic file starts to get read). There are already 6 unusable Blu-ray disks lying on my desk because of this (and those are expensive disks). Just try it! Put the character "superscript two" (²). Crash garanteed! You can burn only filenames without foreign or special characters (and even then, I wouldn't do it without a prayer or two). By the way, no new features whatsoever. I'm going back to Toast 16, which at least was stable...
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Jmkmmrr
18 July 2018
Version: 16
I have owned multiple versions of Toast through the years. I purchased v. 16 in hopes of converting a VCD, created with a previous version some years back, to DVD. After several failed attempts I contacted Corel looking for help. We exchanged a couple of emails, was told that my issue would be moved up the Ladder, and I never heard from them again. Toast 16 launches slowly, has numerous UI bugs, freezes, crashes and continually locks up my iMac. Then I get an email from Corel announcing Toast 17 and asking if I would like to upgrade. I owned v. 16 for less than 6 days and was never able to complete my project with it. Corel said they would not offer me a discount beyond the standard upgrade pricing. Ridiculous.
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tx517
17 July 2018
Version: 16
Don't spend $100 for Toast 16: it is only a 32-bit app, meaning it will be soon obsolete... Toast has released version 17 which is finally 64-bits...
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tx517
17 March 2018
Version: 16
Toast does not mount its own ".toast" images! After creating a couple of toast images, trying to mount them (Toast 11.2, High Sierra 10.13.3) does not work at all. No error or other message appears. Does it mean I have to pay $100 to get version 16 to be able to do something as basic as mounting a toast file? Then pay again in one year or so? This is not acceptable.

When trying to save a toast file to a dmg file, Toast provides a message that does not stand: "You cannot save this document with extension “.dmg” at the end of the name. The required extension is “.toast”." Why would a dmg file require a toast extension? Nonsense. After creating the .dmg.toast file, simply removing the .toast extension changes the file icon to a dmg file, which opens perfectly without Toast intervention... Is Toast forcing this .toast extension so users are forced to use Toast (while there is no need or benefit)?

When installing a new version (11.2 from 11.1), Toast asks for access to my contacts??!! (No way.)
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Leejnus
19 February 2018
Version: 16
The LIve Screen Capture in Toast 16 Titanium does not work for me no matter how many times I tried to reinstall/uninstall it (and the updates). I emailed their tech support, but they couldn't help me. I requested for level 2 tech, and they still couldn't help me either. I asked them to send me a working version (.dmg), but they never want to mention it. Then they just closed my case. How rude! Does the Live Screen Capture app work for any of you in High Sierra?
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NedC
01 February 2018
Version: 16
this just works great!
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Cortig
30 November 2017
Version: 16
The app scans my iTunes music library at each launch to make the songs available through its UI.
I’m fine with the idea, but it takes over 20 minutes!!! Every time! During that time, the entire app is completely frozen.
Corel’s suggestion was that I’d use the app in a separate user account :->
I have a large iTunes library, but nothing crazy and all other apps that list the songs I have in iTunes sure don’t freeze for 20 minutes.
Version 12 had no such issue…
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Eric6
27 November 2017
Version: 16
For those getting constant crashes, try deleting the prefs file in ~/Library/Preferences/com.roxio.Toast.plist It will require you to re-register the product but, in my case, it allowed me to actually use the product.
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Fra
03 November 2017
Version: 16
The annual Toast tax ! No new features, just minors fixes and a paid upgrade ! I stay with my v.10 that still work (once a month).
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