Configuring Your Disc Burning Project
Roxio Toast 11 features a nice selection of Options, which allow you to customize the project to suit your requirements. These are situated on the right-side of the Roxio window, and allow you to begin by specifying the disc format (DVD-Video or HD DVD) before choosing from one of the many pre-installed menu templates. These templates are traditionally difficult to get right, often looking around 15 years out of date once the disc is played, so fortunately there are plenty of Customize… options allowing you to alter the appearance of the menu.
After this, you can select the Quality of the output, where the Best setting will result in a longer burn time than Good, and then decide on whether you want the disc to Auto-play on insert, run through in one go and Play all items continuously, Include original photos attached to the video files and whether there is any DVD-ROM material (such as an executable or a PDF) to be included.
Many disc burning projects are scuttled by choosing the wrong speed, so naturally Roxio includes some settings for adjusting this, accessed via the cog button at the bottom of the window. Here you can adjust the Write Speed on the Basic tab while the Advanced tab features various disc writing types that you can select from. Click OK to confirm any changes here, and return to the main window, where you should note that you can burn multiple copies of the disc using the Copies field.
Once all of your options are confirmed and you’re happy with the project, insert your blank disc. It should soon be recognized and all you will need to do to proceed is click the red Burn button.
Minutes later your DVD will be successfully burned thanks to Roxio Toast 11!