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Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-19-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By chefklc
I'm pretty sure OWC has SSD upgrades for the...

I'm pretty sure OWC has SSD upgrades for the newer Macbook Airs like yours:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ssd/owc/macbook-air/2013-2015
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   03-19-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By chefklc
why they do what, pop the drive out of an...

why they do what, pop the drive out of an enclosure? because it's much cheaper that way than buying the bare drive by itself...why Seagate doesn't offer the bare drive more widely or at a decent...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-23-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By chefklc
It's been a long time since I last tried to do...

It's been a long time since I last tried to do this, and the apps aren't even on my Macs anymore, but MKVToolnix and MKVMerge did this job well and were free...
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Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-11-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By chefklc
yeah, I didn't think Netflix allowed DD 5.1 in...

yeah, I didn't think Netflix allowed DD 5.1 in Safari, I just checked for you and it still doesn't seem to support it. It's one reason why an Apple TV always made sense for many of us even with a...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By chefklc
That's a perfect choice for a portable, it...

That's a perfect choice for a portable, it usually has the Samsung Spinpoint M9T inside which is a great drive. (Many folks buy that external just to pop the drive out...)
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-01-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By chefklc
Jim, almost all external desktop and portable...

Jim, almost all external desktop and portable drives these days can easily be reformatted to work with her Mac, but if you shared a little more, like which model laptop she has and how she plans to...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-18-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By chefklc
Short answer to the most elegant way to get the...

Short answer to the most elegant way to get the streaming services is via apps on a streamer box.

No matter what you do there will be compromises and tradeoffs, but my experience with my wife has...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-15-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By chefklc
I'm pretty sure there's a font size rule in...

I'm pretty sure there's a font size rule in Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Accessibility but that's only going to get you so far. You already realize this, but this is why front ends like...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By chefklc
then try to create a "multi-output device" within...

then try to create a "multi-output device" within AudioMIDI...assign both the HDMI and USB outputs to this device and then select it as your audio out. Here's are two old links I had bookmarked that...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By chefklc
No, open lid wouldn't be better in your case, you...

No, open lid wouldn't be better in your case, you don't want to divert any resources to the built in display, you barely have enough capability to drive your external display well. So closed lid is...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-05-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By chefklc
Many many years ago I used that exact machine, a...

Many many years ago I used that exact machine, a white 2.0 C2D Macbook with the lid closed in my living room and loved it, but even back then it didn't take much to stress it past its limits, you had...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-02-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By chefklc
the other thing I forgot to mention is you didn't...

the other thing I forgot to mention is you didn't say which apps or software players you were using to send sound out of your Mac, iTunes, XBMC, Plex, some other music app, etc, if your issue is not...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-02-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By chefklc
there have been threads about this over the years...

there have been threads about this over the years so there probably is some info if you look back...but you probably need to be more specific: were you looking for a simultaneous output over HDMI and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-30-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,666
Views: 352,822
Posted By chefklc
Didn't preorder, was able to order online this...

Didn't preorder, was able to order online this morning on the iPad and select pickup in store, got the ready to pickup email within an hour.



Yes, I just swapped the aTV 4 in place of a 3 in a...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By chefklc
There have been previous threads in here on how...

There have been previous threads in here on how well the "playing an actual disc" approach works in the real world, maybe look back for them?

Have you seen this "Direct Blu-ray playback with VLC...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-07-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By chefklc
well, I wasn't thinking of bringing it in the...

well, I wasn't thinking of bringing it in the middle but as a solution to your current troubles: avoid having to troubleshoot the HDMI dual display/mirror handshake issue entirely by disconnecting...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By chefklc
You may not have gotten a response because...

You may not have gotten a response because dealing with HDMI handshake issues is just one of those frustrating, repetitive topics that isn't universal, it really depends on the specific equipment you...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-02-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By chefklc
Would you prefer to mirror or run extended...

Would you prefer to mirror or run extended desktop? It sounds like you were mirroring and had things working well before you upgraded the TV...were the native resolutions of the two displays the...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-26-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By chefklc
What I'd do is try to get back up and running...

What I'd do is try to get back up and running recording OTA by spending as little as possible now and wait a little bit before trying to record your Comcast with a CableCard.



If you still have...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-19-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By chefklc
AVS with its myriad forums and sub-forums can...

AVS with its myriad forums and sub-forums can sometimes be a daunting place for newcomers, frankly, I've been here 10 years and at times I've forgotten how many times I've posted about the same issue...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-19-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By chefklc
I think you'll find that most of us still using...

I think you'll find that most of us still using Macs as HTPCs will recommend you start with a 2011 Mini or newer, that's because there was a pretty significant step up in performance from the...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By chefklc
Brad, as far as cloning media folders and keeping...

Brad, as far as cloning media folders and keeping backups in sync over our network I use two apps, SuperDuper and Chronosync, and I like them both a lot. My iTunes music library is about 1TB and that...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-05-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By chefklc
Right, thought that was the crux of your problem....

Right, thought that was the crux of your problem. You just can't do it that way without creating a lot of little hassles for yourself. A dislike of iTunes is a common refrain in discussion forums...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-03-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By chefklc
What do you mean by point? Does the kitchen...

What do you mean by point?

Does the kitchen Mini have its own iTunes library stored locally right there on the machine or are you trying to run two machines which "share" the same single library...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-16-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By chefklc
The app that I use on my Macs to record external...

The app that I use on my Macs to record external or internal audio from any source is called Audio Hijack 3, and now it can even record directly in FLAC, which might make it easier for you to move it...
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