Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Outline of June 30 Meeting


Anyone hew here since the May meeting?

Please fill out the questionnaire.

I have mirrored ncc-mac.blogspot.com to my Facebook and Plaxo accounts.

Befriend me if you wish to see NCC-Mac postings on those services.

Apple updated a lot of its software in June!

Apple - Support - Downloads

iTunes 8.2

GarageBand 5.0.2

QuickTime 7.6.2

AirPort Utility 5.4.2

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 2.6

iDVD 7.0.4

iLife Support 9.0.3

iMovie 8.0.3

Safari 4

and 4.0.1 for Leopard

Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 9

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4

Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0

iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0

MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.7

Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.4.2

Final Cut Pro 6.0.6

MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.2

iPhoto 8.0.4

Xcode 3.1.3

Apple Developer Connection - Mac Dev Center

iPhone OS 3.0

AppleTV 2.4

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) due in September

$29 upgrade for 10.5 owners.

50% off all Take Control ebooks through July 11


DOOR PRIZE! FreeSMUG Suite CD of open-source software

FreeSMUG Suite CD — FreeSMUG

Q&A, General Discussion

Fun With Video

Downloading the undownloadable

In Safari, Window->Activity

Find what looks like the file you want. (Tricky)

Option-Double-Click that file.

Special case for YouTube videos

nathan hammond :: YouTube HD Download Bookmarklet

Playing the unplayable

Flip4Mac WMV Player—plays Windows Media Files through QuickTime Player.

Telestream Flip4Mac WMV - Overview

Perian—plays most everything else.

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

Quick and dirty DVD


Any version?


Burn - Home


MPEG Streamclip

Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Now on Facebook & Plaxo

I have mirrored ncc-mac.blogspot.com to my Facebook.com and Plaxo.com accounts. If I understand correctly how this system works, If you befriend me in one of those environments, you'll have another place to see NCC-Mac postings. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

June 30 Meeting Notice

I think the topic this time is going to be something like "Fun with video": how to download undownloadable video from the web, how to play unplayable video, how to make a quick'n'dirty DVD.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Big CD of Open Source Mac Software

FreeSMUG has just updated their FSuite CD of open source software. There are both Intel and a PowerPC versions available and they are available through either direct download or BitTorrent. Bring a flash drive to the June 30 meeting if you can't manage the BIG download size.

Friday, June 5, 2009

tetris game

I am looking for a tetris game to download. Do you have a good link?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I shoulda waited a day or two!

Apple updated the rest of iLife '09 today. I usually recommend downloading these things directly from Apple instead of relying on Software Update. One advantage of this that works for me is I can use a free Wi-Fi hotspot to download Mac OS X 10.5.x updates with my 10.4.x Powerbook or even my old, old Mac OS 9 iBook. But that's just me.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

FYI: New Apple Software Updates

If you haven't run Software Update for awhile, now is the time. These showed up on my iMac June 1. Also, my computer came bundled with Comic Life and OmniOutliner, and these have been updated too.