Toast Titanium for Mac

Toast Titanium for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 227 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.1
  • Total Downloads:
    372,217
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 12, 2015
  • Price:
    Purchase; $99.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    380.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    127
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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More than just a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray-burning application, Toast Titanium for Mac includes functions like online media capture, media format conversion, and the ability to directly share your videos on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Vimeo. It's a powerful -- albeit expensive -- application.

Pros

Snappy operation: Toast Titanium for Mac proves to be speedy. The interface is divided into Tutorials, Data, Audio, Video, Copy, and Convert tabs, and you can hop quickly between tabs and use the different functions without delay.

Built-in tutorials: If you don't find the interface easy enough to learn, you'll be glad to know that the app comes with integrated video tutorials, which show you how to do file conversions, data backup, video sharing, video editing, and related tasks.

In-app updates: Updates are handled in the same way an antivirus software updates its database, which means you don't have to download a humongous new installer.

More than what your Mac offers: Getting Toast Titanium for $99.99 -- or significantly less, for those upgrading from a previous version -- is justified, because this application offers a good number of features not available on a Mac. That includes sharing videos online, VideoBoost for faster H.264 codec conversion, and support for multiple disc burners.

Cons

Large installer: If you plan to get this application online, be sure that you have a fast connection -- the installer is a whopping 380.96MB file.

Bottom Line

Toast Titanium for Mac is one of the most feature-rich CD/DVD/Blu-Ray-writing applications available. While it's quite expensive, it provides a good amount of new features that are not natively built into Mac OS X. It is also relatively easy to use, even without referring to the integrated tutorials.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Pretty much useless for burning video DVDs"

February 08, 2015  |  By sugarducky

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 12.0

Pros

Might work for music and CDs (haven't tried)

Cons

You have to pay extra to burn Blu-Rays
Can't do video with a 16:9 aspect ratio
No tech support after 10 days

Summary

I specifically purchased this software because I'm a filmmaker and needed to burn DVD copies of my project, which was shot in a 16:9 widescreen format. Unfortunately, it can't be used for that.

First of all, there are plenty of cheaper options for software on the market for burning DVDs. I chose Toast 12 because the developer's site said it could burn Blu-Rays. What they don't tell you until after you've spent your $99 is that it won't burn to Blu-Ray unless you spend an additional $20 for a plug-in. So right off the bat, I felt kind of ripped off.

Then I discovered that Toast converts my 16:9 aspect ratio to 4:3, so that it cuts off the left and right sides of the picture when it burns to disc. There is an option for manually setting it to 16:9, but selecting that option doesn't do anything. It still continues to see it as a 4:3 file and cuts off the sides.

Apparently this is a problem they've had for years, because someone on their online knowledge base pasted a solution that involves downloading 3rd party shareware to fix the video after Toast has rendered it incorrectly. Unfortunately, that solution was posted back in 2008 and apparently worked for Toast 8. But Toast 12 creates disc image files that this 3rd party software can't open, so that's no longer a solution.

Unfortunately, Roxio only gives you 10 days of free tech support with Toast, so there is no way to get help unless I pay them even more money (and my guess is they wouldn't be able to help anyway, since this bug has been around for at least 7 years and they haven't been able to fix it yet). If you go to Roxio's online knowledge base, there is a button that says "Questions? Click to chat!" It makes you wait several minutes before connecting you to a person who says he can't answer any technical questions.

So basically, this is extremely flawed software that's useless for my purposes. In my opinion, they should be embarrassed that they charge a hundred bucks for software that works this poorly and has such poor customer support. If you're looking to burn videos of anything in a wide screen format, save yourself some money, time and frustration and find something else.

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1 stars

"A waste of money"

January 20, 2015  |  By Fudo1964

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 12.0

Pros

I cannot think of any, if it will not work to burn dvds or blu-ray discs.

Cons

I have repeatedly tried to burn discs but none will play in my Samsung blu-ray player. I have tried in PAL and NTSC, both of which are not recognized by the Samsung or my Panasonic dvd player.
Their customer service is horrible as well, and did not help. They wait you out until your service agreement expires.

Summary

If you like wasting your money on a product that does not work, this is for you.
I would have given this zeros stars, but it would not let me.

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2 stars

"Still has audio disc image mount bug :("

December 28, 2013  |  By ToadHenry

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.2

Pros

Awesome app overall, makes my mac worth having.

Cons

Since 11.1 it has had a consistent bug that locks up my Mac and forces me to reboot. I love this app, has made my Mac worth having, as disc burning of all sorts has been awesome, basically flawless since Toast version 7 many moons ago. Only issue with every update since 11.0.6, is if I save an audio disc image, then try to mount it, it fails or is inconsistent, I then have to force quit Toast, but that isn't enough as ToastImageMounter (viewed via Activity Monitor) keeps duplicating itself, and eventually the only way to 'quit' all of those multiple instances is to reboot. Once they fix this 'bug' I'll be happy again and rate 5 stars. Until then, I'm sticking with 5 star version 11.0.6. (OSX 10.9.1)

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1 stars

"Advertised Features Don't Work and Aren't Supported"

November 20, 2012  |  By jatibi

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.1 (1072)

Pros

Video encoding is decent and speed is reasonable. Tivo Transfer is great if you have a tivo product. Allows you to save TV shows (that are not copy protected.... sorry no HBO copies)

Cons

Toast 11 advertises that it includes Spin Doctor X and gives details about what it can do. Unfortunately most of these do not work and the organization that created Spin Doctor X (Sonic Solutions) has been acquired by another organization who based on their website is no longer supporting this product. So you have a broken piece of software out of the gate and no support for it. If you have recently purchased Toast I would be contacting your credit card company and filing a complaint. You may be able to get some compensation since neither Corel or Rovi seem all that interested. Other software included is mostly introductory software which is very limited and updates have to be obtained directly from these organizations.

Summary

Other software products which are advertised with Toast may or may not work. Unfortunately, with mergers of many organizations previously very good products like CD Spin Doctor (Named Spin Doctor X) have become non functional because the organization (Sonic Solutions) that created Spin Doctor was acquired by Rovi. Rovi is not supporting (at least from what I can see on their website) Spin Doctor or CD Spin Doctor.

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1 stars

"Update 11.1 Freezes in Lion"

September 27, 2012  |  By Creative Media

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.1

Pros

Flawless until version 11.1. The Conversion option is especially useful.

Cons

Update 11.1 had installation issues (had to dump previous preferences, etc. in order to install the update.) Even after getting the installation to work, the app locked up at the end of the burn cycle, frozen solid. This kept happening repeatedly.

Summary

Normally a five star app, I give this version only one star due to the "cons" with this update. I have now reverted back to version 11.0.4. I hope Roxio fixes these bugs, because I've used this app for many years and like it much better than Apple's basic disc burn.

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5 stars

"Still has disc image mount bug in this version 11.1 :("

September 11, 2012  |  By ToadHenry

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.1

Pros

Awesome app overall, makes my make worth having.

Cons

Sometimes updates are buggy, like this one :(

Summary

I love this app, has made my Mac worth having as disc burning of all sorts has been awesome, basically flawless. Only issue with this update, so far, is if I save an audio disc image, then try to mount it, it fails, I then have to force quit Toast, but that isn't enough as ToastImageMounter (viewed via Activity Monitor) keeps duplicating itself, twice every few seconds, and eventually the only way to 'quit' all of those multiple instances is to reboot. Once they fix this 'bug' I'll be happy again. Until then, I'm sticking with 11.0.4. (OSX 10.8.1)

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5 stars

"If your an imovie person. This works great."

August 07, 2012  |  By mj3078

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.0.4

Pros

Super easy to load and use.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

After purchasing an imac and then discovering that Apple no longer bundles idvd, and having a horrible experience with Burn free, I went in search of a burning software that worked well in imacs and was easy to use. My primary need was to burn videos I created in imovie to DVD. For this, Toast Titanium was the answer. The install was flawless and quick. The tutorials easy are helpful but the procedure for burning DVD's was so simple, the tutorial was almost unneccessary. After burning numerous imovies onto DVD I still have no complaints.

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4 stars

"Already using it"

September 26, 2011  |  By Moonwatcher

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.0.3

Pros

So far so good

Cons

Nothing much

Summary

I've been using this version for some time. Why is it showing up here only now ??

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1 stars

"waste of time and money"

September 08, 2011  |  By M-T-K

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.0.2

Pros

looks pretty

Cons

can't copy my own DVDs

Summary

Bought specifically to copy my own DVDs that were beginning to get old and scratched - my fault for not checking their website first, but I bought it as part of a bundle...

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4 stars

"good software"

August 24, 2011  |  By jrmona

 |  Version: Toast Titanium 11.0.2

Pros

Pros: Efficient, free

Cons

None to speak of.

Summary

will recommend to another

Updated on Aug 24, 2011

good excllent

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.1
  • Enhanced encoding performance
  • Improved stability
  • Added audio preview support
  • Fixed several bugs
  • Yosemite compatibility
General
Publisher Roxio
Publisher web site http://www.roxio.com
Release Date February 12, 2015
Date Added February 12, 2015
Version 12.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 380.96MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 372,217
Downloads Last Week 127
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $99.99

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