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more of a linux guy at heart


Mar
14
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
31
comment Is it possible to run commands from spotlight?
Great answer, which is also at stackoverflow.com/questions/2877741/…
Jun
14
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
13
awarded  Caucus
Nov
15
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
12
comment How can I extract video clips from a non-encrypted DVD?
HandBrake is working great. Thanks. I didn't feel like installing it on my wife's iMac, but I installed it on Linux and was able to extract a chapter successfully with the defaults as media.m4v. In order to play back the video on Linux I had to install gstreamer-ffmpeg, but I'm sure it'll play fine on the iMac. I'm still a little disappointed this functionality isn't available from iLife or OS X itself but I guess it doesn't matter ultimately. I'm glad I won't to worry about losing or scratching my wedding DVD.
Feb
11
accepted Why does stock Mac OS X allow me to rip CDs but not DVDs?
Feb
11
comment Why does stock Mac OS X allow me to rip CDs but not DVDs?
Thanks for this answer. I assume some sort of decoding is going on even for DVDs that are not protected by the Content Scramble System (CSS), such as home movies. I wonder what decoder Apple uses and what the license says for non-CSS DVDs. (Maybe this could be a separate question.) It seems like Apple could legally let me open iMovie and import non-CSS DVD content (i.e. home movies). I just asked another question along these lines: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/40038/…
Feb
11
comment How can I extract video clips from a non-encrypted DVD?
Thanks for this answer. I went ahead and accepted it as I'm not sure iLife or other software from Apple will work. I did try creating a .dmg of the DVD per "Part 2. How to import Non-Commercial DVD into iMovie" of "Hassle-free Ways to convert DVDs to iMovie on Mac OS X" at iskysoft.com/rip-dvd/convert-dvd-to-imovie-mac.html but I never saw "Camera Detected, Scanning Contents" in iMovie.
Feb
11
accepted How can I extract video clips from a non-encrypted DVD?
Feb
11
asked How can I extract video clips from a non-encrypted DVD?
Feb
11
asked Why does stock Mac OS X allow me to rip CDs but not DVDs?
Oct
23
comment How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?
@ChrisJohnsen everything you say here is true. I'll just use the Enter key on my numeric keypad since it's only one button to press. Thanks!
Oct
23
awarded  Student
Oct
23
answered “Enter/Return” with, or without “Fn”
Oct
23
awarded  Scholar
Oct
23
comment How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?
Perfect! Thank you!
Oct
23
accepted How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?
Oct
23
asked How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?
Oct
15
awarded  Teacher