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Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   08-26-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
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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: 85
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: 85
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: 111
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: 111
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: 111
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: 8
Views: 221
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...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-06-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By chefklc
Yes, what I was trying to get you to weigh was...

Yes, what I was trying to get you to weigh was the value proposition of spending good money on a box that 1) you'll likely never use again since mini-DVI is already an obsolete port and 2) leads you...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   05-31-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By chefklc
what do you mean by "go through the tv to dvr?" ...

what do you mean by "go through the tv to dvr?"

you're not going to be able to send anything from the Macbook going through the TV to the DVR, that's not how it works...anything going into your MB...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   05-30-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By chefklc
sorry laughmore, I just noticed your MB has...

sorry laughmore, I just noticed your MB has mini-DVI not mini-DP, that adapter is going to be even harder for you find...a company called Kanex made a mini-DVI adapter with audio support back then...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   05-30-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By chefklc
You could try third party adapters like these...

You could try third party adapters like these from Monoprice:

Mini DisplayPort Video + S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio to HDMI® Converter
...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-28-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By chefklc
Agreed, though $79 is at least a little more...

Agreed, though $79 is at least a little more palatable:

http://www.amazon.com/Gefen-EXT-HDMI-EDIDP-HDmi-Detective-Plus/dp/B001RIMZUW/ref=sr_1_1?



There's no certainty when it comes to...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   01-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By chefklc
Over the years, the one that has been recommended...

Over the years, the one that has been recommended most in here has been the Gefen HDMI Detective.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-31-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By chefklc
you then have to interact with it with some...

you then have to interact with it with some device in your hand while sitting on the couch across the room. You also have to control the devices it is attached to, like an AVR and HDTV. You can use a...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By chefklc
Frankly, it doesn't really matter, the days of...

Frankly, it doesn't really matter, the days of really caring about the intricacies of optical drives and flashing firmware are long gone, if you are just going to rip they're commodities. Buy any...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   12-18-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By chefklc
Yes. MakeMKV. I don't know what...

Yes.



MakeMKV.

I don't know what Wondershare Ultimate is, most of us are OS X users, but just in case you posted in the wrong forum, there is a Windows version of MakeMKV.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
yes, that all makes sense to me, assuming the...

yes, that all makes sense to me, assuming the memory from the MBP works in the Mini...that's probably what I'd do if I were in your situation and on a budget, you'd benefit more from the extra RAM...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
thank you for finding that...I could have sworn...

thank you for finding that...I could have sworn when it was first released the "digital" part of that was missing. Perhaps I read too quickly, perhaps it was clarified later...but that's good news....
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
Then a 2012 quad core won't give you any real...

Then a 2012 quad core won't give you any real performance advantage, for that any 2011 through 2014 Mini would be fine, and actually, many folks use even older Minis for that since lossless audio and...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
In a month all the official Apple 2012 refurbs w/...

In a month all the official Apple 2012 refurbs w/ full warranty may be gone...elsewhere used & resale values of the 2012s seem to be going up, not down.

Every few days since the 2014 Minis were...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-09-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
Some very smart people have been figuring out...

Some very smart people have been figuring out ways to overcome what they feel are inherent limitations in iTunes for a very long time...automating, scripts, syncing, there are now iTunes centric apps...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
yes this is more basic OS X sharing...

yes



this is more basic OS X sharing stuff...with a Finder window open look in the left hand column for Devices and Shared, when you're on the same network, wired or wireless, the Mini will...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By chefklc
Sure, easy, just screen share into the Mini to do...

Sure, easy, just screen share into the Mini to do any work within its iTunes library. Even though it technically will not have a display attached you can still screen share and see its desktop on...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By chefklc
they have them, they just sell out very quickly. ...

they have them, they just sell out very quickly. signing up for alerts from refurb.me will help your chances.
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   11-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By chefklc
Alex, what I'd recommend you do now that you'll...

Alex, what I'd recommend you do now that you'll have a Mini as media player/server and a house full of other Macs, aTVs and iOS devices is keep your main instance of iTunes with everything directly...
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