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May
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comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
thanks @dstarh - that would be fine if the tunes offered by iTunes match would be its own version of the tune, rather than making an unprotected copy of the original in lossy format, thus introducing artifacts. So in summary, iTunes match looks like a go-er, still.
May
28
comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
thanks @chillin I'll take a closer look - my files are purchases iTunes tunes, and are I'm pretty sure they are aac and not the lossless ALAC. The reason why I want to make FLAC copies of them is that this would preserve the original fidelity, rather than making copies of the originals in another lossy format such as aac or mp3, which would not be the exact fidelity of the original when it is played like FLAC is, copies in such lossy formats would have gone through another generation of conversion and introduced artifacts.
May
27
comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
Thanks Andrew again, 25 quid or bucks isn't too bad if it vastly speeds up the process of what I'm trying to do. I'm perhaps willing to pay it if I get files that I can play anywhere and if it saves me lots of steps and naming up the files etc.
May
27
comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
+1 @Andrew, never thought of that, though the ~25$or pounds annual cost of iTunes match (which I'd have to pay for at least once to do what you are suggesting) might be something to ponder over. I'll look into it and see if I find I get the same outcome as you.
May
27
asked Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
May
19
comment How to stop instagram app remembering / auto-filling in username at login screen, when not yet logged in
@WM what outcome would I expect from that? Would I have to do this every time?
May
18
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asked How to stop instagram app remembering / auto-filling in username at login screen, when not yet logged in
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Jun
10
comment Which internal Blu-ray drives are compatible with a unibody Macbook Pro?
+1 thanks @andrewleung
Jun
10
comment If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?
+1 upvote it works. And accepted because this works and you were first to answer.
Jun
10
comment If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?
+1 yes I found this. I use Tuxera NTFS for write access to the NTFS file system (makes it work like any other drive attached, transparent, so much so that you wouldn't know what file system is use) and it works very well - no issues - drag drop delete rename files as usual - behaves the same as mac file system This tool is related to NTFS3G and MacFuse I believe. Cheers. Accepted answer given to @Nick as he came in first with an answer but +1 vote to you for responding. Cheers!
Jun
10
comment If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?
+1 upvote, yes I found this too. Thanks for the tip on booting from the external drive. I gave @Scot the accepted answer as he answered first. But thank you too and +1 vote for you.
Jun
10
accepted If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?
Jun
8
comment Which internal Blu-ray drives are compatible with a unibody Macbook Pro?
Great question - I'd like to do this myself - my concerns are if the blu-ray drive has higher voltage/current requirements than the original drive shipped with the machine - and would therefore damage the machine due to overloading of components (also wrote this point below the accepted answer) your thoughts welcome, as I'd really like to embark on this too with the piece of mind that my machine's life is not being shortened - after all such an upgrade is to keep the machine current and relevant. Thanks!
Jun
8
comment Which internal Blu-ray drives are compatible with a unibody Macbook Pro?
Great guide - but what are your thoughts on voltage/current rating - my concern is that the blu-ray may require a higher voltage/current rating that the original optical drive shipped with these machines. Could this overload the motherboard and cause instability or at worst irreversible damage - due to burn out of components?
May
27
comment If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?
Thank you! I hope to try it out and upvote.
May
27
comment If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?
Thank you! I hope to try it out and upvote.