Kenjun

August 27, 2007

EyeTV – can’t record the live buffer – shame!

Filed under: EyeTV, MacOSX — kenjun @ 10:54 am

There is one feature I think is missing from EyeTV though, has got to do with recording and time-shifting. EyeTV always keeps a buffer of a few minutes, so you can rewind live TV incase you missed something. Very handy for when something happens quickly or you swore you saw something but didn’t’ believe it. However, you can’t record what’s in this buffer to save it for later, which is what you usually want to do if something weird/funny/odd happens. I’m sure the boffins at Elgato are working hard on integrating it into EyeTV 3.

http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=25496

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August 24, 2007

Erase and reburn a CD-RW on a Mac

Filed under: MacBook, MacOSX — kenjun @ 12:50 pm

I have been using CD-RW disks on my Apple MacBook Pro, and while I have figured out how to use a Burn Folder to create the disk in the first place, how do I rewrite the disk with newer content without having to buy something expensive like Roxio Toast??

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/erase_reburn_cdrw_on_mac_os_x.html 

August 6, 2007

ffmpegX failing to convert .MOV to .avi mpeg4…?

Filed under: Apple, ffmpegx, MacBook, MacOSX — kenjun @ 7:54 am

On my MacBook I dropped in a .MOV file into ffmpegX, selected DivX AVI and clicked Encode… with no luck.

The error message I kept getting finished with:

Movie-Aspect is undefined – no prescaling applied.”

The solution was to go into Options and change Scaling method from Fast Bilinear to Bilinear.

Plenty more discussion on this here:

http://www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/encoding-finishes-immediately-when-using-flv-source-t316847.html 

ffmpegX failing to convert .MOV to .avi mpeg4…?

Filed under: Apple, ffmpegx, MacBook, MacOSX — kenjun @ 7:54 am

On my MacBook I dropped in a .MOV file into ffmpegX, selected DivX AVI and clicked Encode… with no luck.

The error message I kept getting finished with:

Movie-Aspect is undefined – no prescaling applied.”

The solution was to go into Options and change Scaling method from Fast Bilinear to Bilinear.

Plenty more discussion on this here:

http://www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/encoding-finishes-immediately-when-using-flv-source-t316847.html 

July 16, 2007

Enabling .htaccess in MacOSX

Filed under: MacOSX — kenjun @ 8:52 pm

Enabling .htaccess in OS X

Out of the box, the Apache Web server that comes with OS X does not take any notice of .htaccess files (used to set passwords, rewrite URLs, point to custom error pages, etc).

This article shows you how…

http://www.clagnut.com/blog/350/

July 4, 2007

Installing Ubuntu in Parallels on the MacBook

Filed under: Linux, MacOSX, Parallels, Ubuntu — kenjun @ 8:26 am

Finally got Ubuntu installed in Parallels on the MacBook.

My specs were:

Ubuntu 7.04 – downloaded from here – http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Parallels build 3122

MacOSX 10.4.10

Here’s the guide I used:

http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/04/27/how-to-install-ubuntu-feisty-fawn-in-os-x-using-parallels-a-complete-walkthrough/

The only problem I ran into was that 2GB of disk space was not enough and I had to do a restart.

July 3, 2007

SSH Client on MacOSX…

Filed under: MacOSX, SSH, Unix — kenjun @ 7:56 am

This is the first SSH client running on MacOSX I’ve seen that operates along the lines of SecureCRT, Putty or Poderosa but on a Mac.

http://www.abraxor.com/products/sshconnections/

The trial version I tried lets you create bookmarks so you can connect directly to the server of your choice. Very neat!

SSH Client on MacOSX…

Filed under: MacOSX, SSH, Unix — kenjun @ 7:56 am

This is the first SSH client running on MacOSX I’ve seen that operates along the lines of SecureCRT, Putty or Poderosa but on a Mac.

http://www.abraxor.com/products/sshconnections/

The trial version I tried lets you create bookmarks so you can connect directly to the server of your choice. Very neat!

June 18, 2007

Modifier keys for MacOSX

Filed under: MacOSX — kenjun @ 9:01 am

Long list of modifier keys for MacOSX…

E.g. by using Command (the Apple key) you can then do the following:

  • Click on dock items to show in Finder
  • click on spotlight results to show in Finder
  • Drag items out of the dock to created copy in Finder
  • Open link in new tabs in Safari, including forward and back buttons.
  • Open Finder folders in a new window. This works with sidebar items as well.
  • Drag toolbar items to remove or reorder in toolbars.
  • Drag menu bar items to reorder them or remove them completely.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070415081451932

June 8, 2007

growl – calling it from the command line or via code…

Filed under: MacOSX — kenjun @ 4:33 pm

Here’s how to run growl from the command line – handy!

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070602201030683

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