Installation instructions for getting ffmpeg on your Mac, which donn’t assume you know how to use Terminal or how to execute commands. Every step is outlined below with screenshots and some explanations of what the commands are, for the curious.
To convert video file formats on your Mac, you’re going to want a great piece of open source software called “ffmpeg”. But, once you have it, it may not be clear how to get it working in your Mac. Here are the steps to get ffmpeg downloaded, placed into a folder so your system can find them, and how to make them executable and usable.
Every time I connected my iPhone or iPad to my Mac, iPhoto popped up with an import dialog. Then I figured it how to disable it for good.
Every time I connect my iPhone to my Mac, iPhoto pops up with an import dialog. I tried turning it off, but it keeps coming up every time my iPhone or iPad is connected. Then I figured it how to disable it for good.
Sometimes, putting a website into a subdirectory just doesn’t cut it. You need to have the website act like it’s on it’s own first party domain. But how do you do this with XAMPP? XAMPP uses Apache web server and to do this with Apache, you would create virtual hosts.
To create some XAMPP virtual hosts on our Mac, we need to
* create a virtual hosts entry for each virtual host
* include the virtual hosts file in the httpd.conf
* add an entry in your hosts file for each virtual host
I use VirtualBox on my Mac for “other” operating systems.
I was recently creating a new Ubuntu guest OS for doing some work with PostgreSQL on Linux. I like a GUI, so I was using pgAdmin. Normally I don’t care if the window is 800×600, but when I started using pgAdmin, I couldn’t see all of the window.
This is the most vexing problem I am having with my MacBook. Some OS update seems to boned my bluetooth keyboard connection. Can placing a pea sized piece of aluminum foil into the battery well be the solution?.
This is the most vexing problem I am having with my MacBook. Some OS update seems to have boned my bluetooth keyboard connection.
This keyboard thing has a “sort of” fix where you put a pea sized piece of aluminum foil into the battery well before putting in the batteries. This has made the problem less frequent for me, but I still see my connection coming up and going down intermittently.
Switching to a Mac has been unexpectedly easy. I can do almost everything I would want to do with the exception of watching streaming NetFlix movies – and that will hopefully be resolved soon. Besides that one nagging issue, here is a list of things I need to get used to.