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The new VLC looks to make major changes to the... 649 Views / 7 Replies  
The new VLC looks to make major changes to the way codecs work as well. 1080p .mkv's and .mp4's are choppy on my 2GHz Mac mini with 0.9.2. It could be a combination of the extensive graphics...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 18, 2008 at 08:44 PM, in Applications
iampivot is correct. Apple has a way to flash... 634 Views / 9 Replies  
iampivot is correct. Apple has a way to flash your existing serial number onto the new logic board. I would think this utility is heavily guarded as if it made its way into the general public it...
Posted by vinster, on Jan 20, 2007 at 06:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I always liked a program called SoundJam... 897 Views / 21 Replies  
I always liked a program called SoundJam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoundJam_MP). It was actually the predecessor to iTunes. Apple brought the IP and development resources for SoundJam,...
Posted by vinster, on Jan 20, 2007 at 06:01 AM, in Applications
Ballmer is definitely applying some major spin... 888 Views / 27 Replies  
Ballmer is definitely applying some major spin with those numbers. As mentioned previoulsy, he's using a figure obtained from some type of market-research organization and applied it to a...
Posted by vinster, on Jan 19, 2007 at 02:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same thing as Windows Vista Ultimate Edition... 1,212 Views / 42 Replies  
Same thing as Windows Vista Ultimate Edition except the packaging has Bill Gates' printed signature on it. The packaging kind of reminds me of a bottle of fine cognac, which is what I'd want to...
Posted by vinster, on Jan 17, 2007 at 01:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That is exactly what I was waiting for. I could... 7,196 Views / 107 Replies  
That is exactly what I was waiting for. I could care less about an iPhone.

I'm now in the process of getting my 2nd-gen iPod repaired. It and my Nokia 8801 should be good for quite a while.
Posted by vinster, on Jan 11, 2007 at 02:50 AM, in Mac OS X
I found the drivers for your printer here... 792 Views / 3 Replies  
I found the drivers for your printer here (http://www.usa.canon.com:80/consumer/controller?act=DownloadDetailAct&fcategoryid=334&modelid=9722), but there are no Mac drivers available. Some of the...
Posted by vinster, on Jan 8, 2007 at 02:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got a Philips/Norelco rotary razor... 4,098 Views / 26 Replies  
I got a Philips/Norelco rotary razor...
Posted by vinster, on Dec 31, 2006 at 03:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree, and if they don't take it back for a... 11,961 Views / 28 Replies  
I agree, and if they don't take it back for a replacement or repair perhaps consider paying the restocking fee (depending on where you purchased it).
Posted by vinster, on Dec 20, 2006 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sever ties ... sounds a bit drastic. Hope your... 3,345 Views / 112 Replies  
Sever ties ... sounds a bit drastic. Hope your new employer is not in the bridge-burning industry.

Best wishes at the new job at any rate.
Posted by vinster, on Dec 12, 2006 at 12:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have posted about this subject before. ... 650 Views / 3 Replies  
I have posted about this subject before. Connecting a mini and getting native resolution (particularly on a 720p i.e. 1366x768 screen) out of the box is not always possible.

First, in respect to...
Posted by vinster, on Dec 11, 2006 at 10:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I love this! Pure genius. Their neighbors... 3,448 Views / 51 Replies  
I love this! Pure genius.

Their neighbors must hate it. :D
Posted by vinster, on Dec 2, 2006 at 02:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like this lens... 1,430 Views / 32 Replies  
I like this lens (http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=150&modelid=7469) better.

http://www.usa.canon.com/app/images/lens/ef70-200_28lisu_586x225.jpg

The...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 24, 2006 at 02:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's good to know. I'm glad Dish Network has... 1,232 Views / 53 Replies  
That's good to know. I'm glad Dish Network has the guts to do this.
Posted by vinster, on Nov 16, 2006 at 02:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to get Al Jazeera free via Sky TV in 2002... 1,232 Views / 53 Replies  
I used to get Al Jazeera free via Sky TV in 2002 and never really watched it. When the Iraqi war began in March 2003, I wanted to view the rawer, Arabic-centric coverage and discovered that they had...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 16, 2006 at 01:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Those photos bring back memories of my trips to... 2,304 Views / 50 Replies  
Those photos bring back memories of my trips to Switzerland. I enjoyed spending time in the Spring in Interlaken the most. The runoff water was the some of the bluest I've ever seen.

Who in...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 13, 2006 at 02:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wanted to revive this thread as I think this... 7,153 Views / 34 Replies  
Wanted to revive this thread as I think this problem's becoming more and more prevalent with 2005 G4 PowerBooks.

This started happening to me yesterday. I get the Power Management received...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 12, 2006 at 12:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed, but according to the trailer they are... 34,635 Views / 491 Replies  
Agreed, but according to the trailer they are only doing 16 more this season, so 22 episodes total (probably a normal number of episodes per season in the TV industry).

I think to show...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 9, 2006 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How is this year different? Other than SNL, I... 34,635 Views / 491 Replies  
How is this year different? Other than SNL, I can't think of a show that has so many breaks during its run.

I also think the creators of Lost are jerks and don't appreciate their audience. I'm...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 5, 2006 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually if your router is UPnP capable, the... 875 Views / 6 Replies  
Actually if your router is UPnP capable, the BitTorrent client should set up port forwarding at start time.
Posted by vinster, on Nov 5, 2006 at 10:59 AM, in Applications
Link... 1,573 Views / 2 Replies  
Link (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html) to compatible devices. Apple updates the list from time to tme but not all phones make the compatibility list. The krazr stands a...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 3, 2006 at 12:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seconded. 11,075 Views / 88 Replies  
Seconded.
Posted by vinster, on Nov 1, 2006 at 01:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I saw them here in Denver at the local sports... 1,028 Views / 18 Replies  
I saw them here in Denver at the local sports arena. I agree with the OP's opinioin of the Mars Volta. My description, a wall of reverberating noise. I enjoyed the RHCPs and coudn't stop yelling...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 1, 2006 at 01:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Another vote for CompUSA here. There is a Best... 4,217 Views / 25 Replies  
Another vote for CompUSA here. There is a Best Buy and CompUSA next to each other nearby. I used to go to both stores to compare prices before buying and CompUSA always had the better deal. I...
Posted by vinster, on Nov 1, 2006 at 01:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'd do this - no reason for you to give him the... 951 Views / 10 Replies  
I'd do this - no reason for you to give him the whole serial number. He'll have it should he decide to buy the computer.
Posted by vinster, on Oct 31, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I know what it is. Where did your cat find it? ... 1,044 Views / 26 Replies  
I know what it is. Where did your cat find it? In your stash drawer? ;)
Posted by vinster, on Oct 26, 2006 at 11:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the MacBook Pro's are as good as they're... 1,087 Views / 14 Replies  
I think the MacBook Pro's are as good as they're going to get for the next 18 months or so. At this time, it's software that needs to catch up.
Posted by vinster, on Oct 26, 2006 at 01:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New keyboards are only $30, or so. You can even... 1,071 Views / 4 Replies  
New keyboards are only $30, or so. You can even use a PC keyboard (the windows key = the command key on those). I'd get a new keyboard, especially since your old one was mushy anyway, and then...
Posted by vinster, on Oct 22, 2006 at 01:26 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just to add to the list: Another low-ball move... 931 Views / 53 Replies  
Just to add to the list: Another low-ball move (http://cbs4denver.com/local/local_story_291202423.html) by a Republican - alleged misuse of a federal criminal database to gain information for a...
Posted by vinster, on Oct 19, 2006 at 02:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I would try to get a hold of the missing screws... 879 Views / 9 Replies  
I would try to get a hold of the missing screws from one of those online powerbook repair shops. If you have the Apple service manual for your powerbook, it should list the various screws needed.
...
Posted by vinster, on Oct 18, 2006 at 03:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The link has both DVD duplication hardware and... 876 Views / 17 Replies  
The link has both DVD duplication hardware and services. It looks like you're probably going to have to spend about $500 to get a decent system, though. You could probably build one yourself by...
Posted by vinster, on Oct 3, 2006 at 01:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Check out Diskmakers (www.diskmakers.com). They... 876 Views / 17 Replies  
Check out Diskmakers (www.diskmakers.com). They send me catalogs from time to time after I sent in for some free DVDs. They have some interesting devices to make professional-looking duplicates. ...
Posted by vinster, on Oct 2, 2006 at 02:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Joining the others to say that my first PowerBook... 530 Views / 7 Replies  
Joining the others to say that my first PowerBook was a 5300.

I acutally purchased the 5300 B&W version and upgraded it over a couple of years to a 5300c w/ 48MB of RAM (had to replace the logic...
Posted by vinster, on Oct 2, 2006 at 01:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
One thing about the MacNN fourms is that you just... 2,209 Views / 27 Replies  
One thing about the MacNN fourms is that you just need to brush off the :stick: - it can get pretty bad at times. Even with the :bicker: the forums are good reading with some excellent contributors....
Posted by vinster, on Sep 23, 2006 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Welcome to the forums. The best bet when... 2,209 Views / 27 Replies  
Welcome to the forums.

The best bet when buying Apple gear is to wait until after Macworld in January if you can as they're sure to announce improved models and/or lower pricing.

You should...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 23, 2006 at 01:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Definitely try to get the original receipt or... 2,173 Views / 22 Replies  
Definitely try to get the original receipt or have them print a copy and let us know your results with Apple.
Posted by vinster, on Sep 21, 2006 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Closet filler! 1,243 Views / 56 Replies  
Closet filler!
Posted by vinster, on Sep 21, 2006 at 03:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My advice is if you want to get it fixed, then... 3,435 Views / 36 Replies  
My advice is if you want to get it fixed, then I'd just have Apple do it. They will replace everything that needs replacing for a flat fee. However, $1,000 will go a long way towards a MacBook so...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 21, 2006 at 03:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Name and link to the store please? Looks like... 2,173 Views / 22 Replies  
Name and link to the store please? Looks like they deserve some shame for not working with you.

Why didn't you just exchange at the other store where you bought the 1.83Ghz model?
Posted by vinster, on Sep 20, 2006 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi there - Photography can be a fun (and... 2,503 Views / 91 Replies  
Hi there - Photography can be a fun (and expensive) hobby. Definitely recommend the book erik mentions. You can find it here...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 20, 2006 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is more of a device for people who... 4,768 Views / 70 Replies  
I think this is more of a device for people who don't want to spend the time and money purchasing and configuring a dedicated HTPC. However, I'd rather have the flexibility of a fully-functional...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 20, 2006 at 01:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Did that and looks like it's a... 2,073 Views / 55 Replies  
Did that and looks like it's a fictional-soap-opera blog. Apparently the creators have confessed (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Online_Mystery_Solved.html) about their intentions...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 15, 2006 at 04:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
hmm... I viewed her pages on YouTube and MySpace... 2,073 Views / 55 Replies  
hmm... I viewed her pages on YouTube and MySpace and I don't see what the big deal is. Seems like she spends a lot of time on the computer or making videos.
Posted by vinster, on Sep 15, 2006 at 04:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You might try a signal amplifier or better... 931 Views / 4 Replies  
You might try a signal amplifier or better outdoor antenna for the analog channels.


If you're talking strictly about ATSC (digital terrestrial/OTA) broadcasts, receiving's not the issue. ...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 10, 2006 at 05:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
I did mean PRAM, thanks! 616 Views / 9 Replies  
I did mean PRAM, thanks!
Posted by vinster, on Sep 8, 2006 at 09:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Try resetting the PMU and VRAM. You might also... 616 Views / 9 Replies  
Try resetting the PMU and VRAM. You might also want to make sure the latch isn't coming undone during the commute and causing it to try and wake/sleep in too shor of a time scale.
Posted by vinster, on Sep 7, 2006 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably until your iBook's end-of-lifed which is... 471 Views / 7 Replies  
Probably until your iBook's end-of-lifed which is typically seven years from when it was discontinued. The process you go through in order to get a replacement might be different in a couple of...
Posted by vinster, on Sep 6, 2006 at 03:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You are an anomaly. 588 Views / 11 Replies  
You are an anomaly.
Posted by vinster, on Aug 12, 2006 at 01:02 AM, in Feedback
Either way, I don't think you'll notice a... 442 Views / 2 Replies  
Either way, I don't think you'll notice a difference. You'll be up and running a lot quicker if you restore from backup though.

Good luck!
Posted by vinster, on Jul 1, 2006 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would document as much as possible the... 709 Views / 13 Replies  
I would document as much as possible the undeliverable shipments then take everything to the local post office and speak with a supervisor there about it.

Sounds like your mailman's a bit...
Posted by vinster, on Jun 28, 2006 at 10:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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