The Mac has long been capable of burning CDs and DVDs—both data and media discs. Yet Apple has shied away from supporting certain disc formats—Video CDs, music DVDs, and, most recently, Blu-ray, for example. When you want to burn such discs, the time-tested advice you’re most likely to hear is “turn to Toast.”
As with the past several versions, Toast 10 Titanium does far more than just burn discs (for those interesting in upgrading from earlier versions, be sure to visit Roxio's Upgrade Center). Toast is also a tool for converting media; creating disc images; extracting video from media, devices, and the Web; and streaming content over the Internet. Toast 10 specifically adds the ability to extract clips from unprotected DVDs, save and convert Web-based Flash video, archive AVCHD files from an HD camcorder, convert audiobook CDs for iTunes or iPod playback, transfer video to a TiVo DVR, and capture and tag audio from external sources. For the most part these features work as advertised—now. But that wasn’t true for the first few iterations of Toast 10 Titanium.