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There are a lot of ways to do this with smart... 313 Views / 4 Replies  
There are a lot of ways to do this with smart playlists. My current method is to use the Grouping section of the tag to populate a playlist that gets synchronized to my iPod.
Posted by bmedina, on Apr 24, 2006 at 09:40 PM, in Applications
Try moving the dock to the side of the screen,... 471 Views / 13 Replies  
Try moving the dock to the side of the screen, and leave it unhidden.

What apps are you running full-screen constantly?
Posted by bmedina, on Dec 15, 2005 at 10:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, surely that's why they hyped it as a 10.4... 896 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, surely that's why they hyped it as a 10.4 feature. :rolleyes:

My feeling is that video cards won't be good enough (generally) until Vista ships, and a larger portion of the market is able to...
Posted by bmedina, on Nov 28, 2005 at 11:38 PM, in Mac OS X
What does being an engineer have to do with bad... 1,683 Views / 26 Replies  
What does being an engineer have to do with bad spelling? :confused:
Posted by bmedina, on Nov 24, 2005 at 12:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, and it was a waste of the developers' time... 396 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, and it was a waste of the developers' time to do so.


Sure, but you could make the same argument for network preferences. "Hey, my internet's not working. Must be something wrong with its...
Posted by bmedina, on Oct 15, 2005 at 12:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Sure, but then every browser has to implement... 396 Views / 8 Replies  
Sure, but then every browser has to implement that preference. This system-wide preference used to be in the right place: System Preferences.
Posted by bmedina, on Oct 14, 2005 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
You might be better served with Dell's 24"... 573 Views / 3 Replies  
You might be better served with Dell's 24" screen. It has several different video inputs, and it's quite a bit cheaper, too.
Posted by bmedina, on Sep 21, 2005 at 09:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Yeah, it would be nice for Apple to have that... 328 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, it would be nice for Apple to have that option for regular iPods....

Here's what I do.
Initial rip is to Apple Lossless. Then I change the encoder to AAC at 128kbps, select all the new...
Posted by bmedina, on Sep 14, 2005 at 09:22 PM, in Mac OS X
If your main complaint is aethetics, you'll... 426 Views / 13 Replies  
If your main complaint is aethetics, you'll probably have to wait for iTunes 6 for a change.
Posted by bmedina, on Sep 9, 2005 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
This should be a good place to start: ... 876 Views / 3 Replies  
This should be a good place to start:
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13374

It's a project hosted by 3ivx. Check out their forums for more info.
Posted by bmedina, on Sep 8, 2005 at 12:11 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
If they are mp3s, try using the Advanced->Convert... 2,601 Views / 9 Replies  
If they are mp3s, try using the Advanced->Convert ID3 Tags..., and update them to a version 2 tag.
Posted by bmedina, on Sep 6, 2005 at 12:28 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I think he's talking about increasing the speed... 642 Views / 9 Replies  
I think he's talking about increasing the speed of Firefox on Mac OS in general, not the Falsh bug.
Posted by bmedina, on Aug 1, 2005 at 02:04 AM, in Applications
I've heard of similar situations, but I think... 350 Views / 2 Replies  
I've heard of similar situations, but I think they are just mistakes that Apple doesn't catch.
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 27, 2005 at 12:39 AM, in Applications
I use Spotlight all the time from within Mail.... 3,923 Views / 116 Replies  
I use Spotlight all the time from within Mail. Other than that, not much.
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 24, 2005 at 02:14 PM, in Mac OS X
It's pretty easy to do this within iTunes. 1)... 355 Views / 8 Replies  
It's pretty easy to do this within iTunes.
1) Change the encoder prefs to MP3.
2) Select all files in a smart playlist you've created that contains only AIFF files, and choose Advanced->Convert to...
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 21, 2005 at 07:06 PM, in Applications
Apple doesn't care about movies I download off... 1,321 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple doesn't care about movies I download off Kazaa. Their main target with Quicktime is content creators.
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 18, 2005 at 11:26 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I second the suggestion for 3ivx. The only option... 1,406 Views / 6 Replies  
I second the suggestion for 3ivx. The only option that forces advance-simple profile is MPEG Quantizer. Just keep that unchecked, and you'll be fine (it's not useful at low bitrates, anyway). AAC at...
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 18, 2005 at 11:11 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Only if you use the legal term "steal" (a.k.a.... 1,369 Views / 44 Replies  
Only if you use the legal term "steal" (a.k.a. "theft") incorrectly.
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 17, 2005 at 01:13 AM, in Applications
The first step when troubleshooting Firefox is to... 419 Views / 4 Replies  
The first step when troubleshooting Firefox is to remove the ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox folder. You probably just have a corrupt (or incompatible) preference file somewhere.
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 17, 2005 at 01:06 AM, in Applications
If it's useless to you, you could send it my... 539 Views / 7 Replies  
If it's useless to you, you could send it my way.... ;)
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 17, 2005 at 01:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Who said anything about stealing CDs? He asked if... 1,380 Views / 14 Replies  
Who said anything about stealing CDs? He asked if the DRM from the iTunes Music Store can be cracked, and the answer is, "Yes."
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 17, 2005 at 01:02 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
http://www.hymn-project.org/ 1,380 Views / 14 Replies  
http://www.hymn-project.org/
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 14, 2005 at 12:00 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
It depends on what the codec is. Try installing... 1,321 Views / 9 Replies  
It depends on what the codec is. Try installing the 3ivx Quicktime component, and see if that helps. The 5.1 Divx Quicktime component also includes an AVI importer, if the AVI is non-standard.

You...
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 12, 2005 at 11:35 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Isn't WebObjects free now? 631 Views / 10 Replies  
Isn't WebObjects free now?
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 12, 2005 at 02:11 AM, in Applications
If it doesn't matter between the two, I'd go with... 742 Views / 7 Replies  
If it doesn't matter between the two, I'd go with mov.
Posted by bmedina, on Jul 4, 2005 at 01:47 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Post and run? How unsurprising.... 1,287 Views / 40 Replies  
Post and run? How unsurprising....
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 29, 2005 at 02:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Firefox and the adblock extension. 1,019 Views / 19 Replies  
Firefox and the adblock extension.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 25, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Applications
The Ogg Quicktime component is broken under... 7,006 Views / 145 Replies  
The Ogg Quicktime component is broken under Quicktime 7. You'll have to wait until an updated version is released.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 22, 2005 at 04:08 PM, in Applications
Your daily backup routine needs to be able to... 1,385 Views / 8 Replies  
Your daily backup routine needs to be able to synchronize rather than just blindly copying. Look into rsync from the command line if you want a free and well-tested solution.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 19, 2005 at 05:05 PM, in Applications
Go one step at a time. 1. Get the Airport... 530 Views / 3 Replies  
Go one step at a time.
1. Get the Airport Extreme base station set up how you want it. Make sure your computer can connect to the internet from the Extreme's ethernet port.
2. Plug in your eyeHome...
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 18, 2005 at 12:36 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
That'll teach you not to go digging around in the... 482 Views / 2 Replies  
That'll teach you not to go digging around in the application bundle.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 9, 2005 at 10:09 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
First, it's excruciatingly slow to encode.... 1,259 Views / 24 Replies  
First, it's excruciatingly slow to encode. Second, it doesn't take advantage of many H.264 features, like cabac and in-loop filtering.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 9, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Applications
The 3ivx forums have a thread about bad... 569 Views / 3 Replies  
The 3ivx forums have a thread about bad performance in Tiger. And the Divx plugin seems to be quite buggy under Tiger. Hopefully we'll see updated releases of both soon.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 2, 2005 at 04:29 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Another vote for SuperDuper. Only problem is it's... 600 Views / 7 Replies  
Another vote for SuperDuper. Only problem is it's not free. :(
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 2, 2005 at 04:27 PM, in Applications
Wasn't that a bug with the Divx plugin? 942 Views / 12 Replies  
Wasn't that a bug with the Divx plugin?
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 2, 2005 at 04:26 PM, in Mac OS X
How dare you presume to force others to listen to... 1,850 Views / 61 Replies  
How dare you presume to force others to listen to your music when you log out! That's downright egomaniacal!
</sarcasm>
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 2, 2005 at 01:00 AM, in Mac OS X
I can't believe someone actually said it was... 1,850 Views / 61 Replies  
I can't believe someone actually said it was egomanical to want things to work how they have for the past year and a half! Wow, I'm speechless.
Posted by bmedina, on Jun 1, 2005 at 11:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Interesting article on Tiger's font smoothing: ... 1,502 Views / 35 Replies  
Interesting article on Tiger's font smoothing:
http://daringfireball.net/misc/2005/04/tiger_details#font-smoothing

Nothing has changed but the default for LCD panels.
Posted by bmedina, on May 31, 2005 at 01:21 AM, in Mac OS X
And I'm 100 percent sure that I expect the music... 1,850 Views / 61 Replies  
And I'm 100 percent sure that I expect the music to keep playing. But maXXimo is right; it should be a preference.

And we wouldn't be complaining about this if it hadn't changed with Tiger.
Posted by bmedina, on May 30, 2005 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
What, it takes two months instead of one to... 1,259 Views / 24 Replies  
What, it takes two months instead of one to encode a feature-length movie? :stick:

My guess is that x264 outperforms Apple's encoder, but it's just conjecture. Apple's encoder was quite a let...
Posted by bmedina, on May 30, 2005 at 01:44 PM, in Applications
You mean, "so OS 9"? :p 1,502 Views / 35 Replies  
You mean, "so OS 9"? :p
Posted by bmedina, on May 29, 2005 at 01:56 PM, in Mac OS X
H.264 isn't platform-specific. One can play back... 1,259 Views / 24 Replies  
H.264 isn't platform-specific. One can play back Quicktime's H.264 on Windows today.
Posted by bmedina, on May 28, 2005 at 12:21 PM, in Applications
Then try either the Light or the Standard... 1,502 Views / 35 Replies  
Then try either the Light or the Standard settings. You don't have to log out, but you will have to relaunch any running applications for them to pick up the new setting.
Posted by bmedina, on May 28, 2005 at 12:20 PM, in Mac OS X
You can't do WDS with one base station. That... 849 Views / 7 Replies  
You can't do WDS with one base station. That wouldn't make sense. You should set up your single base station to make its own network.
Posted by bmedina, on May 28, 2005 at 12:12 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Does handrake do Quicktime H.264 or x264? 1,259 Views / 24 Replies  
Does handrake do Quicktime H.264 or x264?
Posted by bmedina, on May 28, 2005 at 12:05 AM, in Applications
What kind of monitor do you have? 1,502 Views / 35 Replies  
What kind of monitor do you have?
Posted by bmedina, on May 28, 2005 at 12:04 AM, in Mac OS X
1. That's not a playlist; that's called Browsing.... 1,952 Views / 23 Replies  
1. That's not a playlist; that's called Browsing.
2. There is no way order playlists, and there's no way to "nest" playlists in iTunes. You're confusing browsing with creating playlists. And...
Posted by bmedina, on May 23, 2005 at 07:41 PM, in Applications
On the other hand, powertripping, you're not... 7,094 Views / 23 Replies  
On the other hand, powertripping, you're not helping your cause at all with your attitude.
Posted by bmedina, on May 22, 2005 at 05:11 PM, in Applications
Wow, you guys are really freaking out about... 7,094 Views / 23 Replies  
Wow, you guys are really freaking out about someone requesting improvements to our platform of choice. Try taking your heads out of the sand.
Posted by bmedina, on May 22, 2005 at 04:25 PM, in Applications
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301... 545 Views / 7 Replies  
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301270
Posted by bmedina, on May 21, 2005 at 02:44 PM, in Mac OS X
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