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Old 06-27-2008, 10:42 PM   #61
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Alright, I got my new iPod touch, and I'm loving it. Another question though... What's a good software to rip DVDs to the .m4v to put on my iPod?
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:11 PM   #62
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:14 PM   #63
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** i have only used a MAC once and i am asking questions for a friend that just purchased a new MAC book **

1. is iWorks the package that is needed to open up/update/create *.doc files that were originally created on a PC?

2. is virus protection needed? if so, what free options (like AVG) are reliable and exist for the MAC?

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Old 06-29-2008, 05:39 PM   #64
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in short:
1) yes
2) not at all, and none that i'm aware of. Virus scanners on the mac will scan for windows viruses on windows files you receive (.doc, .exe, .xls), so that if you were to send it to a windows user, you wouldn't be passing them the virus. IMO, if you send an infected file to a windows user, and they're not running Anti-Virus, let them get the virus so that they learn the lesson that they need AV software.

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Old 06-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #65
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** i have only used a MAC once and i am asking questions for a friend that just purchased a new MAC book **

1. is iWorks the package that is needed to open up/update/create *.doc files that were originally created on a PC?

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Theoretically yes but from what I've experienced it doesn't always translate completely every document, especially if it is rich in formatting. Instead I use Office for Mac and each document appears exactly as it would on a PC. If you are a heavy Office user and your work depends heavily on Office programs then I suggest getting Office to eliminate any cross-compatibility problems.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:32 PM   #66
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it really depends on what you want to use the mac for. The mini is... Limited. max 2gb ram, slower processor, and truly the weakest graphics CHIP (not card mind you) available from Apple.

So.. what you want to do with it?
Honestly, just email, word processing, and handling my massive and ever growing music collection. If I can still download shows in flac/shn and what not and transfer them to mp3, and browse the web and write, I am good.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #67
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I got my Macbook about a year and a half ago and I'm never, never, never, never going back to a PC. I still haven't even installed Leopard though. Just don't want to drop the $130 when the system I'm running is already flawless as it is.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:42 PM   #68
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:06 PM   #69
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I got my Macbook about a year and a half ago and I'm never, never, never, never going back to a PC. I still haven't even installed Leopard though. Just don't want to drop the $130 when the system I'm running is already flawless as it is.
Spend the money. It'll make it run better.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:31 PM   #70
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Honestly, just email, word processing, and handling my massive and ever growing music collection. If I can still download shows in flac/shn and what not and transfer them to mp3, and browse the web and write, I am good.
Sounds like a great machine for your needs then.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:21 AM   #71
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If anyone has an iPhone, have you upgraded to the 2.0 firmware yet?
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:34 AM   #72
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If anyone has an iPhone, have you upgraded to the 2.0 firmware yet?
Ha ha, I was just about to and I thought I'd look on here to see if anyone else had first. Well, I guess I'll just try it out and see what happens. Wish me luck.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:02 PM   #73
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I'm waiting for the DevTeam to release PWNAGE 2.0 before i upgrade my iPod Touch. But Im really excited to get pandora, [Only registered users can see links.] , on my iPod.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:42 AM   #74
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If anyone has an iPhone, have you upgraded to the 2.0 firmware yet?
Ok, I've tried downloading this 5 times today, and it just keeps timing out. My connection is fine, so I think their servers must just be over-whelmed by all the people trying to upgrade. I'm going to wait a few days and try again.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:03 PM   #75
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Just got a 24 inch iMac, and I need to learn things all over again. I use Flac frontend on Windows. I see they have a Mac version, but multiple ones. Which is the one to go with? What's the best converting tool for FLAC to MP3 with Macs? Also what's the best torrent program to use? I can't wait to listen to Gore N2.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:46 PM   #76
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Can't help you with the FLAC conversion tool because I just listen to the FLAC files directly in VLC.

As for what bit torrent program to use I recommend Transmission. It's unobtrusive, has a decent feature set, is easy to use, and it allows selective downloading (if there's more than one file in a torrent you can select what or what not to download).

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Old 08-31-2008, 07:29 PM   #77
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check out XLD. Goes straight FLAC -> MP3 with drag and drop, use it all the time

tranmission is the best for bt, take ^ his word
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:49 PM   #78
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i bought a copy of Audialhub, and it's the shit.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:57 PM   #79
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i bought a copy of Audialhub, and it's the shit.
When converting a file to MP3 does it give you actual bit rates to encode at or are you forced to use their "good, better, best" slide meter thing?
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:20 PM   #80
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When converting a file to MP3 does it give you actual bit rates to encode at or are you forced to use their "good, better, best" slide meter thing?
you can go in under advanced and set the parameters. I leave it at best, and it's 320 and great.

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