OS X :: Essential Mac Applications - Finding Mac Application Which Play Flac Music Files?
Aug 1, 2009
I just purchased my 2.66 15" uMBP today and it's been a few months since I've owned a Mac and I forgot all of the old applications I had on it. I've currently downloaded Firefox and VLC but are there other apps that you can't simply do without? Also, is there a Mac application that can play FLAC music files?
I'm a switcher and a Mac newbie. This is my 1st post on the forum and I plan on buying a IMac 24" soon. which programs are a must have for Mac owners. I already have a few such as AppZapper, Adium, Stuffit, Mactheripper, Toast and Quicksilver. I already have Photoshop CS2 through my job and I've been looking at Aperture and Final Cut for video editing. My primary purpose is graphics/digital photography and later videography but I'm also looking for everyday Mac software.
Pretty much my entire music library is stored in FLAC format, this is something that itunes does not support, so does anybody know of a program like itunes that will file and move around my FLAC files for me.At the moment I am playing them through VLC, but that isn't too practical.
I recently went through my Applications folder and uninstalled some applications. Now and then, I'll find a file or a folder or a bunch of files and folders from an uninstalled application. Does anyone know of an application that can delete these files that I no longer need?
I had a quick question. I have a DVD audio disk that was "imaged", a .iso file. When I open it in OSX, it mounts the image as a drive and I can access the files inside. Using VLC I can play the .VOB audio files.I would like to convert the files to either FLAC or MP3 so I can archive them on my computer and also burn them to CD-R as I can't play the DVD-A outside my computer. So I was curious were there are programs/freeware to convert these files.
I was just thinking about the stuff I have on my HD, and I'm not really sure what is eating up the 500gb HD I have installed in it (with only 50gb or so available at the moment). The usual culprits (iTunes and iPhoto library) are both on externals.
And i don't *think* I've got nearly 450gb worth of audio work on here.
So my question is, is there an application that will scan through my system HD and tell me which olders/files are taking up the most space? This may give me some idea of what I should start getting rid of.
This s the first time i've used this forum. I'm new to Mac having been a Windows user for 15 years. I am absolutely loving using it, but am struggling to play a DVD. I have downloaded some content using a torrent and selected the 'burn to dvd' option. However, can someone let me know how I can now view this? Ideally I would like to view this in my DVD player. Is there an additional piece of software i need or am i just missing a step?
I just found a pretty cool and super easy way to access my main iTunes library on my iMac through WIFI on the Air when I'm out of my network. Install simplifymedia on the Air and your main computer and share with yourself.
Whatever your situation is, if you need to test your RAM, Memtest OS X is the best tool for the job for your Mac. Yes, there's Memtest86+ - I always use that for all the PCs I own. However, there's a bug in Memtest86+ where it could give false positives on EFI machines (which all Intel Macs are).
Memtest, by the way, is open source. So why, then, do you have to pay to download it? You have to pay to download both the binary and the source. I believe this violates the GPL, which Memtest OS X, and Memtest before it, are released under.
So I'm attaching Memtest right here in this thread. Now you can download it for free, without having to pay. Unfortunately, I don't have the source .
I'm curious - I've taken my ibook apart and replaced hardware that had broken, I have TONS of screws... Can anyone direct me to a diagram, etc. that will inform me of ESSENTIAL screws, if those even exist.
I'm about ready to switch over to an ssd for my boot & apps but don't want to load it up with music or photo or movie files - those should reside on another drive on my Mac Pro. I do this routinely with Powerpoint / Keynote / Capture1 / etc.
There is just something confusing to me about Apple's default storage of files - the search function yielded quite a few posts on this general topic but I.m still not sure what to do - especially before I open iTunes for the first time via my new ssd.
Is it possible to keep all that stuff off my ssd?
Info: Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 17" MBP, iMac i5, iMac i3, iPhone 4
I have an uncompressed FLAC audio file that I want to add album art and lyrics to in iTunes. But when I go to get info, the album art and lyrics tab is gray and it won't let me click on it. I then tried to change the genre of the audio file. When I change it and then replay the song, the genre changes to it's original setting? How do I change this? I'm using a mac.
I am making a DVD using iDVD and I am able to get music to play in the scene selections but for some reason I cannot get any music to play on the Main Menu. I have dragged and dropped music onto the main menu and when I hit the "inspector" it shows that the song I chose is indeed in there with the proper duration time and everything but the music won't play.... The music that I drag onto the scenes does play but just not on the main menu.
Interestingly enough, when I open an old iDVD project, it will play music on the main menu.
Application: Music Brainz Picard This video explains how to use it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9skkLyGSs6k MusicBrainz Picard Download for Mac: ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicb...icard%20UB.dmg MusicBrainz Picard Download for PC: ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicb...tup-0.12.1.exe
I use ComputerTime application for managing parental controls on my Windows machines. However, I do not know of an equivalent application on the Mac. Is there an application for the Mac that offers parental control like:
1. Specifying when a child can log in to the Mac? 2. What day a child can use the Mac? 3. How much time is allowed per day for use on the Mac and where each session totalled up will not exceed the total allowed time per day? 4. How long each session is allowed?
I'm still using a Mac os x version 10.4.8 and my stickies application recently decided not to open anymore even though I was using it fine the other day. It jumps up once and then nothing happens, the problem with this is I wrote home work on it. However I'm past the point of thinking it will recover any information so where can I download stickies version 5.2 ?
I have an iMac connected to speakers.. and then I have my Macbook. Im looking for a way to play music from iTunes or Pandora on my Macbook... and listen through the speakers connected to my iMac while I am roaming about the house with my Macbook. Is there any way to do this other than Airtunes, or using screen sharing? (Right now im just using screen sharing and controlling the iMac)
I've run into an odd problem where iTunes (v22.214.171.124 Windows Vista) will not add, play or do anything with audio files (mp3) that it has previously played in the past (same version of iTunes). It played it one day, then the album disappeared and will not allow it to be added again, it does how ever work perfectly in Quicktime player, Winamp, WMP and other players. When I use Add Folder to Library, I get a quick "Processing files" dialogue, then it disappears (Same if I drag the folder into the library itself), and when I try to play the files individually, nothing happens at all. I've tried everything short of reencoding the files, which I want to save as a last resort (So as to not lose audio quality) and Ripping the CD again isn't an option since I no longer have the original after my car was broken into.