Roxio Toast

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Roxio Toast
Toast 10 icon
Toast 9.jpg
Roxio Toast version 9 in data pane
Developer(s) Roxio
Stable release 11.2.0 [±]
Preview release n/a (n/a) [±]
Operating system Mac OS X
Type Optical disc authoring software
License Proprietary commercial software
Website Roxio Toast

Roxio Toast is an Optical disc authoring and media conversion software application for Mac OS X. Its name is a play on the word burn, a term used for the writing of information onto a disc through the use of a laser.

Discs can be burned directly through Mac OS X, but Toast provides added control over the process as well as extra features, including file recovery for damaged discs, cataloging and tracking of files burned to disc. It also provides support for audio and video formats that Quicktime does not support, such as FLAC and Ogg.

Toast was developed by Dr. Markus Fest and his company Miles Software GmbH and distributed by Astarte. In 1997, the product was purchased by Adaptec, and later transferred to Roxio (then a division of Adaptec).[1]

Version history[edit]

  • Version 4 (released by Adaptec)
    • System 7.5.1 or later (OS 8.6 or later is required for USB support)
    • last release that can run on System 7 with a 68k CPU.
  • Version 7 [2]
    • Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G4 processor or higher
    • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or higher
  • Version 8 [3]
    • PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core processor.
    • Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later.
  • Version 11
    • System requirements:[4]
      • Mac® computer with an Intel® processor
      • 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM recommended for Pro)
      • Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
      • Version 11 represented a completely redesign interface in an effort to modernize the product. The modernization team included: Patrick Nugent, James Manning and Matthew McClendon.


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