Toast Universal

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  1. kilter2

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    I just started using an external Sony DVD Writer with my Macbook and i noticed that the usual burning of 6 minutes(with an ibopk) turns out to be more than an hour. I tried updating my toast to 7.1 (which according to the roxio's website, is the universal update) and still i get the same results. Help Please..
     
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    An hour of burning would indicate that the burning speed might be set at 2x only. What speed does it say? Did you set it to automatic? Might want to try overiding it to faster speed
     
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    i set it to 8x. There is a time indicator in Roxio and it specifies the burning time to be around 6 minutes, but unfortunately it ticks really slow. does it have to do with the universal update?
     
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    it shouldn't have anything to do with the update. Older versions of toast (like 7.01) works perfectly well with Intel machines. The new 7.1 works well with PPC machines too. It may be the disk, it may be the data you're trying to burn.
     
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    on my part, im always using automatic or best speed when using roxio. it wont hurt you :D adjusting your speed to the max. burn.

    Good luck.
     
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    Gboy, I have a Lacie d2 External burner and works as advertised. Burns fast on the external DVD burner using the Roxio Toast 7.1.

    Is your sony DVD writer a USB interface?
     
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    yup , tested it already with my old ibook. I already made around 300 dvds with it
    It seems to slow down when i attach it to my macbook
     
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    Also, are you using a blank CD-R or a CD-RW? I've noticed burning on CD-RWs are a tad slower.
     
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    yes, its attached to the usb
     
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    Im using imation DVD-R 8x. Ive been using the same types of DVD-R for more than 300 burns already. Its been working perfectly and is still working good on my ibook. The problem seems to be the macbook and the external writer
     
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    Maybe trying to use firewire intead of USB will solve your problem, in case the external burner is firewire compatible.
     
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    never attach it to a usb hub. usb2.0 is 480mbps but it is divided to all the ports. Try to use firewire connection.
     
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    ok, thats probably my mistake, i recently attached it to a usb hub.
    Thanks!
     
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    Hello,

    You can try one of these Belkin hubs. All 4 ports run at USB 2.0 hi-speed. Cost me PHP1,800 at one of the shops in Parksquare Makati.
     
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    Muchos Gracias!!!
     

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