Looking to encode all my video DVDs etc, for my library. I have an Apple TV, PS3, iMac (2Ghz Core 2 Duo) and iPhone. I have been using Handbrake which is great, use the Apple TV preset which plays on all the devices listed I have. However I'm just wondering if there is a paid for, or free program that is faster or better in any respect for converting? I know H264 is CPU intensive, so is Handbrake going to be the best and fastest anyway?
I have around 10 RSS feeds, and have NewsFire set to update every 5 minutes, and it didn't seem to want to update all the RSS feeds. So I just cut it back to like every 30 minutes, and it still doesn't seem like it updates. Like it'll alert me with one update in about 2 hours, and then when I manually update it, like 20 things pop up!
I checked each site and they are all updating on the same time slot, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Is just 10 RSS feeds too many? That would seem weird to me...
Not that I endorse the use of bittorrents, I was just wondering if there was anyway I could replicate their size using handbrake and get the same quality/size. Every time I try to rip something, I get either the same or lower video quality, yet the size is consistently higher. 30 minute tv shows ( approximately 21 minutes without commercials) are usually 175-185mb 1 hour tv shows (approximately 43 minutes without commericials) are usually 350mb any way to replicate this with Handbrake? Or do I need another ripping solution
I'm using Transmission, and it seems that the speeds that I'm getting are up to 150K DL and 80K UL. From what I've heard around other speed problem posts in various forums, these are pretty decent speeds. Now, pardon if I'm a little naive on this topic, but according to shaw, my max speeds should be around 7.5MG and 512K.
Now downloading I can understand. Not everyone has a super fast connection, and my max download speed is limited by whoever's max upload speed, so 150K sounds alright. I also understand that you never actually reach your max speeds even on the third monday of a March (March is the only month with no stat holidays in Canada) at 4:30 in the morning. But 80K (usually around 30K or 40K) upload speed? Most bargain bin internet connections have at the least a 256K download speed, so my upload speeds should be at least averaging around 100K. What's especially frustrating, is when I look at my completes, and see that there are other peers downloading, yet that torrent only sporadically uploads at all.
Now I've checked, and I do have the latest version (1.5) of Transmission, and yes, my port is open. Is there some way to juice some extra speed out of this, or is this just the way torrents work?
I know that firefox has foxtorrent, and opera has a bittorrent downloader built-in, but I'm not really interested in switching browsers. I have looked everywhere but to no avail for a plugin that integrates directly into safari that can handle torrents.
I don't know what it is, but I can't get good download speeds using uTorrent or Vuze. My DL max is like 150 when compared on speedtest it should be way higher than this. Are there any settings in Vuze that I can do to make this go faster. Also, my router occasionally crashes when downloading.
Recently I was organizing my files and I moved some items I downloaded with uTorrent from my generic "Downloads" folder to the specific folder that I wanted to organize the file in. Now I would like to seed those files but the torrent file can no longer locate them on my computer. I'm looking for a way to modify the directory that the torrent file looks for the downloaded file in, but I can't find a way to change that. In "Preferences", I even changed the default download location to the folder that the files I want to seed are in, but that hasn't helped.
I had this problem with 4 files that I moved, and in attempting to get it to recognize the new location of the files, I failed and actually ended up redownloading the files through the bittorrent swarm. I would like to avoid doing this for the remaining two files and for other files in the future because this particular tracker keeps tabs on upload and download ratios. The files are not copyrighted and are freely available and endorsed to be torrented, so there are no legal concerns.
If I download a torrent in firefox vuze automatically opens (because that's what I have set it to do under the application tab in preferences). But I'm using safari, as my primary browser, and I would like for safari to associate torrents with vuze/transmission in the same way.
When I download a torrent from, say, mininova the torrent is downloaded to my downloads folder and is visible in the safari download window (with the azureus icon) - but I manually have to open the torrent for vuze to start downloading. So the torrent is associated to vuze, but it doesn't automatically start downloading.
I just started to use 10mbps instead of my old 1mbps. But it looks like I'm having some issues. First of all I'm using the port 27960 for bitTorrent and it is properly forwarded. (I have a Tilgin modem, it was really hard to forward). I was using uTorrent app with my 1mbps internet and it was doing fine. I was able to download at full speed (100kB/s). But when I changed my ISP things started to change.
The Test: -I'm downloading 5 of the most popular torrent files. My friends with the same ISP as me can download these torrents 2MB/s at their homes. -I'm using Vuze, uTorrent and Transmission as the torrent app. On all applications my Port seems to be open. I have green light. On Vuze; -It is a little complicated for me. And it hangs usually. So I'm not using it. On uTorrent; -My download speeds up to max 250-300kB/s (Total download, not per torrent.) On Transmission; -Well, this is the strangest. My download speed goes up to 700kB/s. But it goes like 5kB/s, 15kB/s, 3kB/s, 1kB/s, 400kB/s, 600kB/s, 3kB/s. Slowest speed for a second and highest for another. It doesn't stand still. It goes up and down continuously.
So I had a phone call to my ISP and they said there is no problem with the lines. Than, I tested with "speedtest.net" and "speakeasy.net/speedtest/". All turned out perfect! (9.7mbps to 10.1mbps) Than I tested real download speed with Firefox.[URL] It is downloading with 980kB/s. Perfect again. But when it comes to torrents, something goes wrong. I'm not using any antivirus or firewall.
I recently reinstalled Lion on my system and updated it and all that. Now I can't seem to install anything or run a program unless I'm at the computer. No matter what I set my power settings to my system will log out and cancel anything that's running, including downlaods and instalations. This is very frustrating when trying to download something overnight if it's a large file. It never used to do this, and I can only guess it's something with the latest update.
difference is obviously HDD and processir but whats the difference on pratic? Does the change worth 200$ ?More hdd means faster computing? I have to choose between two. I am not a pro but i dont want a slow speed computer either.
i want cheap ddr pc3200 ram for my g5i mean cheap price not quality i want to know of more generic pc ram that wont give me issues with the g5 so i can do more shopping around and get the best price possiblehave people had any luck with crucial rendition or kingston valueram and other cheap types of ram if so
my MBP has been acting up, i just had the logic board and the lcd display replaced for a 2nd time due to a scrambled and soon after " black screen" syndrome now after i just picked up my MBP from repair, yesterday my airport and ethernet are not really working. it works for a while and then network says that i have a self assigned ip address, the router slot is blank, i have the wrong ip add. starting with 162 so its (closed) the only solution is to physically unplug the router and then plug back in i spent almost 3 hr yesterday with my ISP trying to troubleshoot, for i thought it was my net gear modem/ router that was at fault but that was not the case its my mac so i would like to know exactly what components are included in my MBP 3.1 santa rosa logic board is the air port and ethernet controller located in the logic board ? how about the nvidia video card is it also locted in the logic board ?
if it is can Apple just replace the defect part or do they have to replace the entire logic board again ?
this is my sys spec:
Model Name:MacBook Pro Model Identifier:MacBookPro3,1 Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed:2.4 GHz Number Of Processors:1 Total Number Of Cores:2 L2 Cache:4 MB Memory:4 GB Bus Speed:800 MHz Boot ROM Version:MBP31.0070.B07