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Waldo Pepper

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  1. Waldo Pepper

    DNS on the router or the computer?

    So it's safe to say then that regardless of what you have set in your system prefs on the computer, If the router has specific DNS addresses it will use those?
  2. Hi, Wonder if someone can shed some light on this. I ran a utility called "namebench" to determine if i could speed up our internet connection. With the results in hand, do I put these DNS settings into the router or the computer? I did put them in the router to begin with, then when i went to run "namebench" again, it auto populated the current DNS setting with what was in the computer (which hadn't been altered). I assumed the DNS it would be using or sensing would be the ones from the router? I travel a lot between countries and so if i set this in the computer, i need to keep removing them when i leave my home, then back again when i return home. Cheers
  3. Hi, I'm considering purchasing the Henge Dock for my MBA (I previously had one for the MBP). Once installed in the HengeDock you still only have 1 Thunderbolt port. I was planning on having a HDD connected via Thunderbolt but would like to use a wired internet connection when at home. So I need more than one Thunderbolt port. Does anyone know if you can plug the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter into a dock? or does it have to be directly into the computer? I read that to use it you need to download a driver. Thank you
  4. Hi, I'm going to ditch the Apple podcast app as it's driving me crazy. I used to be able to listen to podcasts one after the other in order and now they stop at the end of the episode and repeat! I can't find any settings to change this. As there are so many podcast apps out there I was hoping to narrow it down a bit and get some suggestions off of people in this community. My requirements are pretty simple, I only listen to Adam's Maccast but sometimes I might end up 4-5 episodes behind before I get to listen to them. I need to be able to start it off and then each podcast plays in sequence. Cheers Glenn
  5. Hi, It's been a few years since I did this but i'm planning on a clean install of 10.9. My question is about iMovie. I have a clone of my computer using superduper. After the new install of 10.9, can i just copy the 5 iMovie folders that are automatically placed in my Movies folder (on the old installation) into the same position on the new installation and then open iMovie? Will iMovie find these folders? I was planning on installing 10.9, installing my current iMovie from the iLife disk and then upgrading to the new version of iMovie. I know you can move the source files from within iMovie itself but i'm more interested in the other bits (Projects/Sharing etc). Any thoughts? iPhoto/iTunes are easier to move about but i've not heard/seen anything regarding moving iMovie files. Thanks Glenn
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    AppleTV and the HDCP Error

    The TV is about 8 years old (Pioneer PDP-435HDG, 43" Plasma). I've had the ATV2 plugged in to it and working great for years. This is what is perplexes me, nothing has changed, yet all of a sudden I cannot view Netflix, Hulu, or Airplay anything! The only thing I can do is watch content that is stored in iTunes. I have 3 HDMI cables in the cupboard, I've tried all of them, switched them around etc to no avail. I'm starting to wonder if something has happened to the TV tuner? Cheers Glenn
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    AppleTV and the HDCP Error

    Hi, There is a huge topic over at the Apple Communities but I thought i'd ask here as I always get great responses and fixes. Occasionally I used to get this error on my Apple TV 2. I used to just restart it and it would then go for weeks before having to do it again. Something happened recently or something changed because as of about 2 weeks ago my Apple TV is almost useless with anything that streams. I can watch content through iTunes (Home sharing) no problem, but when I try to access Netflix, Hulu, or stream via Airplay I get this dreaded error "This content requires HDCP". I've changed the HDMI cable, swapped the cable around, connect directly to the TV etc and nothing seems to work! The ATV is connected via ethernet to the Time Capsule. The TC is using 7.6.4 which was just updated a few days ago (I was hoping there would be a fix in the update). Anybody else having this issue with the ATV? Cheers Glenn
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    Additional monitor resolution

    Thanks guys, all up and running with an LG 23" DVI-D/HDMI.
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    Additional monitor resolution

    Just a question about resolution. I'd like to get an external monitor for my wife's MBP (mid 2010). I currently use an old 23" apple display which has a resolution of 1920x1200. 1. When shopping around where I live (Hong Kong) I can only find LED TVs that are 1920x1080, not specifically computer monitors. Will this slightly different resolution affect the end result? Will it be squashed? 2. Do I need the dual link DVI? Or is just the mini display to DVI ok? Thanks for any help
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    Importing an old podcast into iTunes

    The media kind for the file is podcast already. It appears in the podcast section in iTunes but as a different "show". Looking at the metadata, the "show" names are both listed as "maccast". ?
  11. Hi, I have found an old members podcast that i wanted to re-download. I went to the maccast site and downloaded the episode from the members section and imported it into iTunes. The problem is that it appears in it's own folder in the podcast section. So when I view all my subscribed podcasts I have 2 folders now for the maccast. I've looked at the file and can't see any difference in the metadata between the re-downloaded podcast file and all the other podcast files that are in the other folder. Ideally I'd like the re-downloaded podcast to be in the same folder as all the other maccast podcasts. Can anyone help?
  12. Now that I know what the term was "Reservations" I found it in the Aug 2012 podcast. Thanks for giving me the clue. Glenn
  13. Yes, I am a member, I'll go and have a look at those now. Thanks Glenn
  14. As the title says, sometime this year Adam put out a podcast about how to setup your router and computer to use fixed IP's on your home network. This is so that even when I go away for a few days and then come back, the router will reserve the IP address for just my computer. I've searched through the maccast main site and can't seem to find the podcast that it was in. Anybody remember? Cheers Glenn
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    ITunes Script or App for Entering Metadata

    For a while I used "VideoMonkey" but it kept crashing, and I couldn't add files by dragging them to the window I had to use the FILE menu command etc. Anyway, it sent me looking and I found a fantastic app called iDentify. I downloaded it from the App store and almost immediately upgraded to the paid version it was so good. It searches both the IMDB, TMDB, and TVDB and is successful almost every time. The only files that it couldn't retrieve data from were movies (old ones) but if you do a search in IMDB manually with a browser and then copy and paste the IMDB code into iDentify, it retrieves all the metadata. It only accepts iTunes ready files, so I just use Handbrake. Once the metadata is written you can have it send the file straight to iTunes. Hope this helps, Cheers Glenn P.S. I just realised you were referring to music files? I was talking about TV and Movie files. Sorry for the confusion!