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  1. I've always had luck with MacDVDRipperPro (MDRP) ripping the DVD and iVi Pro converting the rip. iVi Pro (NOT the Mac AppStore version) will add all the metadata automatically and suggest which one of the number of tracks is the real movie/show. roog
  2. I have an Incipio brand iPod shuffle USB adapter for my 2nd gen shuffle. It's a USB key that has the iPod connector on the other end, no cable. Works with my MBP running Lion. myincipio.com is their site, here is an Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/3unqcnw roog
  3. Sorry for not replying earlier, must've had notifications turned off on this topic. Here is the Apple Tech Support article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406 It'll sync just fine, I renamed mine iPod Touch just to make it clearer to me. roog
  4. I use Handbrake as well, but I rip the DVD to the hard drive first with MacDVDRipperPro since the HD is faster than the optical drive. roog
  5. I use the MonoPrice battery pack, it's about $9 and will charge my 3Gs once fully and still have about half remaining on the battery pack. http://tinyurl.com/yzmv4ee roog
  6. Apple's recommended way of using an iPhone as an iPod Touch is to leave the SIM card in, I've done this with my first generation iPhone and it works just fine and can still make 911 calls in an emergency situation. roog
  7. I've had good luck with the TDK brand in the UJ-857E drive in my MBP. roog
  8. I put a battery in my nephew's iPod mini, it wasn't very hard and cost less than $20, iirc. roog
  9. I've got one of these and it's been great. I did the same thing with my MBP, took out the original and put in a Seagate 500gb drive. http://tinyurl.com/hghfm roog
  10. The last battery I bought for my MBP is a NewerTech from OWC (http://www.macsales.com). They have a slightly larger capacity usually and I've been using it for about 45 days with no issues. roog
  11. That's really odd, I just didn't see you mention the cable. I have a first generation G4 Tower (with a USB 2.0 PCI card) that I use in addition to a MacBook Pro (2008 model) and it does just fine with both. That goes for my first generation iPhone 4b and my 32gb 3Gs. roog
  12. Have you tried a different cable? roog
  13. From what I understand of the USB spec it should work just fine, although quite a bit slower than you would with 2.0 equipped machines. The 2.0 spec allows the greater speeds. I have used my old G4 Tower's 1.1 ports successfully with my iPhone (1st gen) and my wife's 3rd generation iPod nano. roog
  14. That's not something I would risk, if it took 60W and you had an 85W extra I would go for it because it wouldn't draw more than 60W even from an 85W power supply. roog
  15. Ok, this seems to work for my POP RoadRunner accounts now. I changed my settings in Setttings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Advanced for each account to Manual instead of Fetch. (My Fetch setting is manually and not a timed one.) Now when I open Mail.app on the accounts screen all the accounts check and download. roog