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Re: ipod 596 Views / 5 Replies  
If you don't need the extra space, save your money and skip the dock and remote. I used the remote a few times - it's a pain, it's way too long and always getting in the way. The dock is pretty much...
Posted by jtc, on Jan 30, 2004 at 10:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Getting songs off ipod... 788 Views / 2 Replies  
Search the forums, this has been asked and answered many times before.
Posted by jtc, on Jan 20, 2004 at 09:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: Swap files are eating up free drive space 762 Views / 4 Replies  
All the RAM is definitely recognized. I'm running the finder mostly (copying files over the network and burning then deleting them), safari, mozilla firebird, toast - nothing major. I don't have...
Posted by jtc, on Jan 1, 2004 at 08:53 PM, in macOS
I use mac janitor, but that doesn't get rid of... 762 Views / 4 Replies  
I use mac janitor, but that doesn't get rid of the swap files, I'll try macpilot, thanks.
Posted by jtc, on Jan 1, 2004 at 08:20 PM, in macOS
Swap files are eating up free drive space 762 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a DP 450 with 704 MB RAM and a 20 gig HD - about half is used. After running anything for a few minutes, the OS goes crazy with swap files. Nothing gets rid of them except for rebooting (which...
Posted by jtc, on Jan 1, 2004 at 08:10 PM, in macOS
Re: cool looking usb hub 578 Views / 5 Replies  
http://kennethhunt.com/archives/000140.html
and here's a picture of it in action:
http://www.jcshop.com.hk/retail/kittyusb/main.htm
Posted by jtc, on Dec 18, 2003 at 12:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Anyone use a data cable from a Motorola V60 for data syncs? 513 Views / 6 Replies  
I bought a generic one off ebay for 3 or 4 bucks. Setting it up was a pain.

Plug the cable into the phone. Plug the usb cable into your computer (The order of the first two might not matter). Open...
Posted by jtc, on Dec 5, 2003 at 03:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is this a one-time thing? Maybe you could borrow... 448 Views / 4 Replies  
Is this a one-time thing? Maybe you could borrow a friend's DV cam for a few days so you don't have to buy one. Not all DV cams have the inputs, but I think most do now.
Posted by jtc, on Dec 5, 2003 at 11:33 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: iPod Noob questions 478 Views / 2 Replies  
Set your iPod to manual update so it doesn't sync to match the iTunes library every time you connect it. You can do this in iTunes - click the small iPod button in the lower right hand corner of...
Posted by jtc, on Dec 5, 2003 at 11:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Video Import Solution (VHS) 448 Views / 4 Replies  
Any DV cam with analogue in should work.
Posted by jtc, on Dec 5, 2003 at 11:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: CD ROM clicking 512 Views / 4 Replies  
My last iBook used to have this exact same problem. I lived with it, but eventually the drive had problems mounting and reading CDs. I agree that the ticking is annoying, and since the drive is...
Posted by jtc, on Nov 24, 2003 at 08:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hitachi makes a 60 GB, 7200 RPM drive (08K0939).... 775 Views / 8 Replies  
Hitachi makes a 60 GB, 7200 RPM drive (08K0939). You can get 5400 RPM drives in any size (up to 80 GB). They don't use much more power than 4200 RPM drives (maybe 1 or 2 tenths of a watt - you might...
Posted by jtc, on Nov 19, 2003 at 08:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Rio MP3 players 523 Views / 6 Replies  
I have had exactly the same experience with Rio. They have an unsatisfactory rating with the BBB - that's almost impossible to get for a legitimate company....
Posted by jtc, on Nov 19, 2003 at 02:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Cheapest & best way to capture Analogue Video 1,251 Views / 17 Replies  
Do not get a USB video capture device - the quality sucks. Does your mac have firewire? if so you can import with iMovie and go from there.

You can get a FW DV bridge or use a DV cam that has...
Posted by jtc, on Nov 11, 2003 at 06:04 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I have one of these at work. The problem with... 1,211 Views / 16 Replies  
I have one of these at work. The problem with using this with a laptop is that the transmitter/receiver is huge.

I like the targus wireless optical for portable use.
...
Posted by jtc, on Nov 3, 2003 at 08:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hard drive always spins since upgrading to 2.1 321 Views / 1 Replies  
Since I've upgraded my 15 gig to 2.1, the drive never spins down. I noticed that the battery was draining very quickly, and figured out that the drive was spinning. It doesn't matter if a song is...
Posted by jtc, on Oct 20, 2003 at 05:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php?DVDname=&Su... 839 Views / 6 Replies  
http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php?DVDname=&Submit=Search&minidvd=1&Search=Search
Posted by jtc, on Oct 13, 2003 at 04:08 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I got an educational discount at the local apple... 1,505 Views / 33 Replies  
I got an educational discount at the local apple store. I just told them I was a student, showed them a copy of my ID (I think I had to fill out a form, too) and they gave me the edu price. I've done...
Posted by jtc, on Oct 9, 2003 at 12:02 PM, in macOS
Re: old vhs camera -> mac ?! 440 Views / 4 Replies  
The TV card to .avi will work, but you'll have to convert the files to DV if you want to use iMovie. This will take a long time, and the quality won't be so great.

An easier (and cheaper) solution...
Posted by jtc, on Oct 6, 2003 at 10:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: safe to leave iPod in the car? (temperature wise) 999 Views / 11 Replies  
Here are the specs from Apple's site:

Environmental requirements
* Operating temperature: 32 to 95 F (0 to 35 C)
* Non operating temperature: -4 to 113 F (-20 to 45 C)
*...
Posted by jtc, on Oct 2, 2003 at 12:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPod bug: drive doesn't spin down when reading notes 288 Views / 0 Replies  
Can anyone confirm this? I want to see if it's a bug or something wrong with my iPod.

I have several hundred notes on my iPod (mostly books chopped into 4k files) sorted into several folders. When...
Posted by jtc, on Oct 2, 2003 at 12:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Urgent!!!! Spill!!! 1,957 Views / 7 Replies  
I would remove the keyboard and clean it thoroughly. Run it under water and clean it with soap if you can. Give it a good soaking (contrary to popular belief you won't ruin it), and let it dry - if...
Posted by jtc, on Sep 20, 2003 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe, maybe not. It depends how the drive was... 530 Views / 7 Replies  
Maybe, maybe not. It depends how the drive was formatted. Open disc utility and it should show up there whether it has any readable partitions or not.
Posted by jtc, on Sep 11, 2003 at 09:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPod cuts out when playing through dock 326 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone else have problems with the sound coming out of the dock cutting out? It sort of sounds like a bad cell phone connection. I did a search on a couple of forums so I don't think this is a common...
Posted by jtc, on Sep 10, 2003 at 09:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It should work. You might need to set the jumpers... 530 Views / 7 Replies  
It should work. You might need to set the jumpers to cable select.
Posted by jtc, on Sep 10, 2003 at 10:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The apple store online has 15 gig refurbished for... 574 Views / 9 Replies  
The apple store online has 15 gig refurbished for $279! It comes with the dock, remote, etc. - everything the newer 20 gig comes with for $120 less.
Posted by jtc, on Sep 10, 2003 at 10:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Don't forget sunlight. If I remember correctly... 2,724 Views / 36 Replies  
Don't forget sunlight. If I remember correctly from HS science class, something like 4 pounds of sunlight falls on the earth each day.
Posted by jtc, on Sep 8, 2003 at 02:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
SVCDs will give you more resolution, but it needs... 647 Views / 6 Replies  
SVCDs will give you more resolution, but it needs a much higher bit rate to look good (because it has almost triple the number of pixels). If you can use 2500 kbps or higher (you can fit about 30...
Posted by jtc, on Sep 2, 2003 at 06:44 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: need help with burning VCD 647 Views / 6 Replies  
Where are you getting the video from? Is it DV, DVD rip, divx, etc?

I've found that ripping a DVD, then converting to VCD (or XVCD) gives great results. Converting a divx or someother downloaded...
Posted by jtc, on Sep 2, 2003 at 10:44 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Getting screwed through Western Union.. 1,137 Views / 13 Replies  
Sending money via western union is the easiest way to get scammed.

As chabig pointed out he could send you a box with a brick in it. More likely, however, they will just take the money and send...
Posted by jtc, on Sep 1, 2003 at 10:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This isn't a limitation of the bios, it's a... 4,788 Views / 38 Replies  
This isn't a limitation of the bios, it's a limitation of the ide controller. Get an ATA133 card and you'll be able to use a 300 GB drive.
Posted by jtc, on Aug 13, 2003 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: ftp site to ftp site xfer? 751 Views / 12 Replies  
The terminal.
Posted by jtc, on Aug 9, 2003 at 07:58 PM, in Applications
I'd say that applecare is not worth the $. I've... 2,393 Views / 24 Replies  
I'd say that applecare is not worth the $. I've owned 4 macs and have never had a problem after the first year (I used the PB 520 for almost 5 years, and beige G3 for 4 years without a single...
Posted by jtc, on Aug 7, 2003 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
iBooks use 144 pin SO-DIMMs. G3 iMacs use 168 pin... 1,767 Views / 13 Replies  
iBooks use 144 pin SO-DIMMs. G3 iMacs use 168 pin SDRAM (at least our 350 does).
Posted by jtc, on Aug 7, 2003 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: I'm a Girl, I have small ears DANGIT! 1,713 Views / 26 Replies  
Please post here if you do find any that fit well. I have small ears too, and am looking for earbuds. I have a pair of over the ear headphones now, but I would prefer earbuds since they're less bulky.
Posted by jtc, on Aug 6, 2003 at 01:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This won't work. The ATA controller in the... 449 Views / 4 Replies  
This won't work.

The ATA controller in the FW enclosure uses 28 bit addressing, and can only access the first 137 GB of the drive (ends up being 128 GB when formatted) no matter how many...
Posted by jtc, on Aug 1, 2003 at 01:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
ah, you're right. It's been a while since I've... 972 Views / 15 Replies  
ah, you're right. It's been a while since I've used one. I thought they were ps/2 -> USB.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 30, 2003 at 10:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Got a new 15Gig iPod...Need some help. 519 Views / 6 Replies  
Did you empty the trash?
Posted by jtc, on Jul 30, 2003 at 10:07 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mice usually ship with a ps/2 to usb adapter, so... 972 Views / 15 Replies  
Mice usually ship with a ps/2 to usb adapter, so you should be able to use this with your mac. If if doesn't come with one, ask a pc friend for one. I have several from all the mice I've bought the...
Posted by jtc, on Jul 29, 2003 at 11:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Ripping mpeg from VCD 782 Views / 12 Replies  
When you copied the .dat file from the vcd, did you rename it .mpg? I've done this on windows machines, and wmp will play the mpg (in fact it will play the .dat directly if you right click and select...
Posted by jtc, on Jul 28, 2003 at 12:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Mail and IMAP folders problem 424 Views / 1 Replies  
Search the forum, this is a common problem.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 24, 2003 at 09:57 AM, in Applications
Re: Ouch 520 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a hardware limitation. You could get an ata133 controller or any other controller that has 48 bit addressing.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: 200+ GB Hard Drive and B&W G3 520 Views / 4 Replies  
You will only be able to use the first 137 gigs of the drive.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
The HD on my iBook isn't big enough, so I keep... 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
The HD on my iBook isn't big enough, so I keep some files on my FW drive.

I'll try mp3 rage if nothing else works. I've used it before - I just find it takes a long time to re-tag lots of files.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 03:59 PM, in Applications
That's a possibility. I'll check it out, thanks. 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
That's a possibility. I'll check it out, thanks.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 12:44 PM, in Applications
My music is in 3 different folders (one each for... 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
My music is in 3 different folders (one each for AAC, mp3, and audio books). I delete the library by selecting all the songs in iTunes and pressing the delete key. I then drag each folder to the...
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 11:37 AM, in Applications
iTunes ID3 tag changes not sticking 3,885 Views / 9 Replies  
I've changed the ID3 tags in many of my mp3s (AAC files don't seem to have this problem). Some of them revert back if I delete the files from my library and then add them back.

Since all of my...
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 10:55 AM, in Applications
1,833 Views / 16 Replies  
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 10:15 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Before you order from them, you might want to... 1,833 Views / 16 Replies  
Before you order from them, you might want to check out MacIntouch's report (http://www.macintouch.com/mactable.html) on this company.
Posted by jtc, on Jul 21, 2003 at 10:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Consumer rights on mail order hardware DOA 713 Views / 8 Replies  
Call your credit card co. and tell them the situation. If all else fails, they will allow you to dispute the charge and get you your money back (all of it).

I've had similar experiences, and...
Posted by jtc, on Jul 11, 2003 at 11:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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