In article <google.com>, Bill
Well, in addition to DVDs for video, it will also create (menu-driven)
VCDs and SVCDs. Toast provides added convenience with their "Plug &
Burn" feature, where you can hook up the videocamera and have it
import/burn directly to disc for those situations where you have no
desire to edit in iMovie. Their version of the Ken Burns Effect is, at
least IMO, a little better than the one in iMovie.
For data-burning, it is faster and uses the disc capacity better than
Apple's built-in Disc Burner (can actually get 700MB on a 700MB CD
instead of about 650MB-660MB).
Whether the added features and convenience/performance improvements
are worth the $80 to you is something only you can answer. For me, the
answer was a resounding affirmative.