today released an update to its popular Mac CD mastering software, Toast Titanium. The new version, 5.1.4, is ready for download from the Roxio Web site.
Toast Titanium 5.1.4 now supports the Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition Service exclusively as its online track-naming service. The new version also supports the Audio Quality Master Recording feature of Yamaha’s latest CD recorders.
Audio Quality Master Recording utilizes a lower density that usual when writing information to the CD. This achieves higher quality playback, according to Roxio. In order to support the feature, the CD recorder must support Audio Quality Master Recording, you must be using a CD-R disc with either 74 or 80 minute capacity, and the Disc-At-Once mode must be chosen.
There’s more, too. Toast 5.1.4 supports ejecting and retracting the recorder tray using the Eject key on your Mac’s keyboard. Support for DVD+RW recorders connected using ATAPI has been improved. The new build no longer relies on Apple Extensions in the ISO9660 file system to manipulate MP3 discs. On Mac OS X systems equipped with more than one recorder, Toast remembers the last selected unit. And Optimize-On-The-Fly now works with HFS+ CDs and disc images.