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About paulmgillard

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    North Devon, UK
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    Painting - Photography - 3D - Movie Making - Video Pod Casting
  1. paulmgillard

    Will an NTSC DVD play on a G5?

    Hi again I've just this minute done a test and burnt two types of disc; the first was to that Fujifilm (printable) DVD-R disc I mentioned and also to a Panasonic -R 8x speed which says for General on the front. Guess what..? The Fujifilm disc doesn't play but the Panasonic one does! So that's the answer to this problem. Paul
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    Will an NTSC DVD play on a G5?

    Hi I'm in the UK and am busy trying to create a widescreen DVD in NTSC format for someone in the US, but after creating one, it doesn't seem to want to play in my DVD player on my G5. I made the movie in iDVD from iLife06. Is this correct? I would have thought that my Mac would play either PAL or NTSC DVD's. Can anyone tell me if they can play both formats please? I purchased some Fujifilm DVD's (-R) which are printable to write my movies onto. Oddly enough I did also try writing a DVD in Toast Titanium 7 and got an error at the end which is shown here: After buring to these discs, all I get is lots of spinning noises and nothing playing in the Player. I've got OSX 10.4.6 here and DVD Player 4.6.5 PAL created DVD's have always written fine to Panasonic -R disks incidentally. Hope someone can help me out a bit here! Paul
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    WMV Conversion

    Hi You could look into the software called Squeeze by Sorenson. It's been great for producing .flv files from .mov files but also converts to .wmv files as well. I know you want to convert .wmv so just have a look at what it offers in that respect but I have found it to be on of the best little Utility softwares I have. http://www.sorenson.com Cheers Paul
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    DVD disks (Dual Layer)

    I've just called my local Apple centre who told me that Toast 7 does the job, so I guess that's probably the answer. Cheers Paul
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    DVD disks (Dual Layer)

    Hi If I purchase a dual DVD disk for burning a very big file onto like a 6 gigabyte file, will it work does anyone know please? I've a G5 here. Cheers Paul
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    Resolutions 4 DVD's

    Hi Recently having purchased iLife06 mainly to be able to create widescreen DVD's I tried to find out what the correct resolution would be for these movies. 854 x 480 pixels for widescreen in NTSC format @ 30fps 1024 x 576 pixels for widescreen in PAL format @ 25fps Is this correct please? Paul PS: I have also read a bit about the 16:9 format. 1920 x 1080, 16:9 seems to be a resolution mentioned for High Definition.
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    New music video..

    Hi, I've just uploaded a new music video for anyone interested. Here's the link; http://www.podmovies.com/publicsymphony/pu...icsymphony.html You'll need the latest Flash plugin to view it with and a broadband connection is a must! Softwares used to make it were Artmatic Pro, VTrack and Poser 6. Hope you like it! Cheers Paul
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    Problems Emptying Trash

    Brainwave... maybe? Try this.. Boot into Classic OS9 and delete the folders when you're there using the OS9 trash. I remember doing that a while ago and it worked! If you haven't got classic, it will be on your Apple DVD. It was a big surprise to discover that since I thought Apple had made a G5 devoid of Classic.
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    Text clippings

    I thought tearing off text clippings from text documents didn't work any more since OS9. Say for example for those who never ever made one, you used to be able to swipe some text from some place and drag and drop it on another folder creating a text clipping file. I used to do that quite a lot when I wanted to grab an instruction for a job from a client's email and put it into a folder called Client Instructions for example. But,... it still works only you have to have greater dexterity in OSX and do it this way.. Swipe some text... Next, ..make a patient click on a letter instead of a quick click of the mouse (that's important) ..next thing just drag the text away and drop it some where else. Don't forget to do a kinda pause-click to make it work. Quick clicks don't work. I always liked this little Mac function.
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    Does your Photoshop crash on startup...sometimes?

    Hi One other thing... If you've installed any offbeat extensions from a 'not so main stream software house', try moving them out and trying again! If it's much more stable then that's your problem. I did have crashes recently after I loaded some extension by an independant. They sometimes don't test their software out as much as they should do! This could be the problem.
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    Problems Emptying Trash

    If you mean using File Buddy, then yes you can.
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    Problems Emptying Trash

    Hi I might try this.. Take them out of the trash, and then do an Apple I or get info on each. Next I would look at their permissions and maybe alter them to be read and write. Next I'd just sling them in the Trash again and see if they go. Just as an aside.. a really cool piece of software called File Buddy can also be used to delete files. I've had File Buddy for a long time and sometimes it can be handy for little jobs like this. Try running Disc Utility from the Apple start up disc too, reboot and then try to empty your Trash again. Last thing, rename the files and then put them in the Trash. They might have very long names with odd symbols in them perhaps. Hope this helps!
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    do i need Norton? opinions please

    Hi If you go to Apple's site and search for 'Virus', there won't be one there.. None on Macs at all. The only virus I ever got was from a Microsoft Word document (hah! ..typical.) in about 1996, and I was on my first Mac an 8600 with System 7.5. Norton caught it but that was about the only time I ever really needed it. Just get Disk Warrior, that's all you need to look after your Mac in my view. I had a friend who had a PC and got the virus called DOOM. It wiped his whole drive and that as they say was that! He hadn't backed up either.
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    Does your Photoshop crash on startup...sometimes?

    Hi Recently I had great difficulties with Poser software crashing at first launch and then opening OK with the 2nd launch. Yes it was a font problem. Why, because I had deleted some Asian fonts at some point thinking I wouldn't ever need them. Wrong!! You need them. So I managed to get a complete new install of the OSX system fonts which made it all work again OK. Next tip, is this.. If you've got a bit of money spare I recommend the latest Font Utility called Suitcase Fusion which seems so much better than the last version. Here's a list of the fonts you should have in your System Fonts folder; Apple LiGothic Medium.dfont AppleGothic.dfont AquaKanaBold.otf AquaKanaRegular.otf Courier.dfont Geneva.dfont Hei.dfont Helvetica.dfont Keyboard.dfont LastResort.dfont LucidaGrande.dfont Monaco.dfont Symbol.dfont Times.dfont ??????? Pro W6.otf ???????? Pro W6.otf
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    Beware the Temp file!

    Yeah, ..well I hope we have some nice person from Apple reading this because I personally want it all looked into at R&D. Something clearly is not working as it should, or the messages are misleading and shouldn't be. If you know someone who works at Apple, please give them a nudge to read what's going on here.