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GCMUG (GreenCine Mac Users' Group)
Topic by: hamano
Posted: November 22, 2003 - 12:43 AM PST
Last Reply: February 6, 2007 - 5:12 PM PST

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author topic: GCMUG (GreenCine Mac Users' Group)
post #101  on December 15, 2005 - 10:59 AM PST  
that's for toast 5. later versions may be slightly different but i think essentially there will be a selection window and in that, a settings pane with the append button.
post #102  on December 15, 2005 - 11:02 AM PST  
if that doesn't work you might also try changing from burning "CD-ROM XA" to just "CD-ROM" though i wouldn't think that the issue.
post #103  on December 15, 2005 - 3:18 PM PST  
Last login: Wed Dec 29 22:07:17 on console
Welcome to Darwin!
[asanopants:~] lizzard% cd ~/Desktop

[asanopants:~/Desktop] lizzard% hdiutil makehybrid -o oldboy.iso (drag and drop file here, then hit ENTER)

Creating hybrid image...

[asanopants:~/Desktop] lizzard% hdiutil burn ~/Desktop/oldboy.iso

Please insert a disc:
Preparing data for burn
Opening session
Opening track
Writing track
Closing track
Closing session
Finishing burn
Verifying burn...
Burn completed successfully
Octopus ready for sucking
post #104  on December 15, 2005 - 3:48 PM PST  
where'd you get that? is it a sure thing?
post #105  on December 15, 2005 - 4:05 PM PST  
Oh, forgot to add:

When you do (drag and drop file here, then hit ENTER), you can also drop a folder containing all the files you want to burn instead of one big file.
post #106  on December 16, 2005 - 6:56 AM PST  
oh yeah lizzo i forgot. toast shows it but the trick is;1 with a semi-colon, not a new extension. i guess it's part of the extension.
post #107  on December 16, 2005 - 9:28 AM PST  
Yow... both our memories are fading. We're getting old? Hanging around here too much? I forget which... Oh, I bought an iDog! For my nephew, who just got a remainder iPod mini. Do these things really work?
post #108  on December 16, 2005 - 10:15 AM PST  
they dance. they beg for music. they fetch nothing. it isn't exactly "iBo".
post #109  on December 16, 2005 - 10:18 AM PST  
(no i don't have one. i don't have one of those horrible talking teddy bears either. robots are creepy.)
post #110  on December 16, 2005 - 10:38 AM PST  
Thanks, guys. The rig is down right now (getting some memory replaced) but as soon as it's back up I'll report back on these tricks.
post #111  on December 18, 2005 - 12:05 AM PST  
> On December 14, 2005 - 2:18 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh, my dad, who is 70 years old since about a week ago, has discovered iTunes... he downloaded his first album and I had to take him through the steps to burn it to a CD. He's still on a PeeCee though...
> ---------------------------------

My parents just recently upgraded to a new computer running XP, so I'm going to tell my dad to install iTunes. Should make ripping his collection a lot easier. I don't think I want him buying albums online, though, because my parents have never been big on backups. I'll get him hooked on radio and podcasts, though.
post #112  on December 18, 2005 - 12:10 AM PST  
> On December 15, 2005 - 12:11 AM PST dpowers wrote:
> anyway i've given up on mplayer for this stuff and this is the source of most of my complaints about WMP/mac. it's also a source of confusion. what viewer wants to see interlaced video handled badly? why in the world does any software program in the world have a check box or menu option for "de-interlace"? how hard could it be to figure out whether video you're going to play is progressive and put it on screen correctly? i mean yeah, give me something to turn it off if the computer is crawling... prompt me for that... but don't make me find the stupid menu option when the image looks like i'm watching it through venetian blinds...

Have you tried VLC? I like it better in general than both mplayer and WiMP.
post #113  on December 18, 2005 - 12:11 AM PST  
> On December 15, 2005 - 9:45 AM PST hamano wrote:
> Yes, the Happy Buddha... that's me...

Do we rub the Buddha because he's happy, or is the Buddha happy because we rub him?
post #114  on December 18, 2005 - 6:52 AM PST  
> On December 18, 2005 - 12:11 AM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Do we rub the Buddha because he's happy, or is the Buddha happy because we rub him?

If you're a Buddhist it doesn't matter. Just thinking about it is the way to enlightenment...
post #115  on December 18, 2005 - 6:59 AM PST  
> On December 18, 2005 - 12:10 AM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Have you tried VLC? I like it better in general than both mplayer and WiMP.

I like/use djoPlayer the most. It's very convenient and the little penguin is cute. My kids love the penguin! I think it's just a user interface for mplayer. For files with subtitle files I use mplayer because I like the way it displays the subtitles better than djoPlayer. I just use VLC for files that are hard nuts to crack, like mkv files and some .avi files that for some reason none of the other players recognize as video files. I can use Quicktime now for WMA video files, thanks to WMV Player. I also use Quicktime if I want to grab a frame image from a video, because I can step forward/backward with it. I have Quicktime Pro.
post #116  on December 18, 2005 - 10:44 AM PST  
[this is just FYI] after reading and a lot of fiddling with itunes my recommended rip setting for mp3 is this:

bit rate 192
VBR on, quality highest
sample rate, channels: auto
stereo mode normal <- itunes is not good at making joint stereo
smart encoding adjustments on
filter low freqs on

this gets you really good sound.

i don't rip AAC even though it's a better format because we have some mp3-only machines in the house.

however i do not rip with itunes. LAME puts less noise in the final file.[/FYI]
post #117  on December 18, 2005 - 12:02 PM PST  
> On December 18, 2005 - 10:44 AM PST dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> however i do not rip with itunes. LAME puts less noise in the final file.

Do you use the "iTunes-LAME Encoder 2.0.8" thingie?
post #118  on December 18, 2005 - 1:13 PM PST  
yes. i don't like to use the terminal unless it's an emergency.
post #119  on December 26, 2005 - 2:40 PM PST  
> On December 15, 2005 - 10:58 AM PST dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> here's what you want to do. choose ISO 9660 as media format. press the [select] button. in the "ISO 9660" dialog that pops up, choose the [settings] tab. there are 2 checkboxes: "append version numbers" and "use apple extensions". turn on "append". burn. if it works, go back to that box, make sure that box is checked, and click [set defaults...] to make that setting stick.
> ---------------------------------

Yay! Success! This worked. Discribe, for some reason, refused to admit that there was a disc in the drive.

We also did have to choose cdrom and not xa. But we have a dvd with 5 episodes and 5 srt files. It's all good.

Thanks for all the help, guys.
post #120  on January 10, 2006 - 9:42 AM PST  
10 JANUARY 2006


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softer than ordinary bread, iBread is easier to grip, with a crust that is both easy to bite through and simple to remove, a feature favored by small children across north america. apple's trademark white color scheme will make iBread a hit in school lunchrooms - making iBread the simplest, most beautiful bread on the market today. and of course, apple has gone the extra step that its illustrious design studio has become famous for:

"it's sliced," said jobs. he added: "i love that. it's so cool."

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according to leading medical expert kevin trudeau, "by slicing the bread for the consumer, apple will save the public trillions of dollars a year in health care expenses and funeral costs. the government doesn't want you to know that. that's why i'll be distributing a single loaf of iBread with every 2 dozen copies of my latest book. it's that important."

before packaging in its own beautiful glossy box, each slice of iBread will be stamped with apple's trademark logo. individual slices of loaves purchased through can also be engraved at no extra cost with a personal message or contact information.

iBread is available immediately for sale at major grocery stores, apple stores around the world, and at

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