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Using Adobe Flash? Latest attack allows hacker to take complete control of your computer

This isn’t the first time that Flash or Adobe has been compromised. The security department needs some more testers. I haven’t trusted flash for years.

Classy Mr. Job’s photo in black and white

Originally uploaded by @jessewright

Really nice edit and composition.

Silverlight 3 : The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site

Silverlight 3 : The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site.  Free internet games not loading or working right?  Download the upgrade straight from the source.

Editing cuss word from podcast?

DELETE-Key on a keyboard

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Apple – Support – Discussions – Editing cuss word from podcast? ….  Karl_out_West has the answer.

that’s not necessary. there are two ways to delete anything from an audio file in GB.

One is in the standard Tracks display.. let the audio play up to the element to be deleted, and press the space bar. this will stop the playback and the ‘playhead’ right at that spot. Edit>split track. Press space to play, and at the end of the element to be deleted, press spacebar again to stop. Again do edit>split track.

You have split the audio into three regions: keep|delete|keep .. you need to click in the blank space BELOW the track to deselect the track, then click on the region-to-delete. Press the Delete key on the keyboard. This leaves a hole in your sound track.. click on the rightmost region and drag it to the left, across the space, right up against the leftmost ‘keep’ region.


There is another way to do it with the Edit Region icon, but you’ll have to use GB’s Help command for that one.

iSight camera not working with Flash sites Browsers

Adobe Flash Player logo

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iSight camera not working with Flash sites Browsers.  Some good suggestions.  I would start by installing the 64 bit flash download myself.


Mac 101: Import Windows Media Audio files into iTunes

Mac 101: Import Windows Media Audio files into iTunes.  This sounds like a great 3rd party program to convert those pesky files.  I haven’t tried it but it sounds like it works for others.

All2MP3 2.0813 for Mac

5 ways to convert VHS to digital

DV cassettes Left to right: DVCAM-L, DVCPRO-M,...

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Noah Apodaca1 has the answer for this one.  Thanks for sharing!

My rig has 5 video input options, and they all have their own quirks and specialties:

ADS Pyro firewire DV bridge: this is an older unit that I don’t think is produced any more. You might be able to find one on eBay if you’re lucky. It’s a real swiss army knife of consumer inputs – lots of inputs to it, and it plays nicely with iMovie as well as Final Cut.

ADS Instant DVD for Mac: another older unit, this one has an onboard MPEG-1/2 converter, which makes it particularly appealing if I’m capturing video with no intent of editing, and I just want to author straight to DVD, or if I’m needing to output MPEG-1 to try to appease the dinosaur Windows user crowd (as MPEG-1 seems to be the only baseline of video compatibility over in their camp).

Pinnacle Video Capture For Mac: This is another hardware encoder, but encodes MPEG-4. This is great if I’m trying to capture a video that I’m not going to need to do much editing to (the supplied tools work fairly well for trimming, but not much else), and which I’m going to deliver straight to HTML 5, or straight for iPod viewing.

elgato EyeTV Hybrid: Using the dongle that others have mentioned, this can capture analog video as well, and the onboard editing tools in the EyeTV software are a little more robust in terms of making basic cuts and butt-edits. However, the timeline is not precise so when editing out commercials or glitches or whatnot, there’s usually a little bit more (or less) than what I want. I can edit in iMovie if I export, but I’d rather not take the extra lossy trip if I don’t have to.

my old, trusty Canon DV camera: this has a firewire output as well as analog inputs and can serve as a bridge directly into iMovie and Final Cut. Worst case scenario here, I record the analog source to DV, and then run DV to the Mac. Though this is the least elegant part of my rig, it pretty much always works and pretty much always works right.

If you can swing the financials, then definitely go with the ADVC-300, as previously mentioned. However, you can apply bargain solutions, but realize that they’re usually pretty inflexible, so know what they do before you implement them. If you’re good with getting what the bargain item will give, then you’ll be happy.

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iTunes sound distorted when output via TosLink

DIY: Shure Sound Isolating Earphone + iPhone 4...

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The solution was found by dknightd: (thanks)

Sounds like your audio midi settings are not being stored properly.Id try deleting and resettingaudio midi.As you know, iTunes only reads the audio midi settings when it startsup, so Id do that with itunes not running.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – iTunes sound distorted when output via ….