I want to move my C: drive to a different location. On my XP machine I have 5 hard drives, all 20 Gigs with the exception of my C: drive which is 15 Gigs, hence the move. What's the most painless way to do this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Oct 24, 2006 -
I have a string of binary data that's well under 1k in length (so fairly short) from a proprietary source that has no documented information on its particular format. I have a general idea of what it might contain (like a month, day, year and unique id, maybe more) but no idea where to start if I wanted to discern the format and other contents of this data. I've tried googling around but I just can't come up with the right description of my task to find anything useful. Where do I start?
posted by authenticgeek
on Oct 3, 2006 -
DV / Final Cut Pro question: We just upgraded cameras to a Panasonic DVX100B, largely for the ability to shoot in 24P. However, imported footage still appears interlaced in FCP, and it's unclear to me what our new configuration should be. How will we need to change our workflow in order to edit in 24P? (More specific inside.)
On an unrelated note, we just imported a tape which appears to be corrupted. Can it be salvaged? (More details inside.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 1, 2006 -
MicrosoftWordfilter: This program is vexing the heck out of me. I need some help with quotation marks. But not the wiggling finger kind. [more inside]
posted by willmize
on Sep 29, 2006 -
MS OutlookFilter: How do I "lock in" the formatting of an Outlook Contacts public folder throughout our company intranet?
posted by I_Love_Bananas
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Is it possible to format my computer if I lost the format/backup disc that came with it along with cd drivers? [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Jun 14, 2006 -
I found a magnet hiding under my PC yesterday. Now Windows is telling me that my second hard drive isn't formatted, but it's unable to format it when I try to do so. I don't care about the data on the drive, I just want a useable disk again! Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by billybunny
on May 19, 2006 -
my hard drives recently perfomed some weird format-like trick on me recently and i need to restore the data
I've tried a couple of different 'repair' programs to no avail.
help! [more inside]
posted by quantumonkey
on Apr 20, 2006 -
I want to get started with alternative photography. I've been using my 350D and a normal film 35mm SLR for a while now and I feel creatively stale. I want to delve into the world of alternative photography. Help me MeFi. [more inside]
posted by petah
on Dec 15, 2005 -
How do I convert basic text formatting (italics, bold, underline, superscript, etc.) into HTML formatting on a semi-automated basis? [more inside]
posted by waldo
on Nov 29, 2005 -
how can I convert an .OMG file to .MPG in Windows XP for free? with as few steps as possible..... [more inside]
posted by stevyb
on Sep 8, 2005 -
I'm embarking on the task of archiving my family's collection of several thousand images, from prints, negatives of all sizes, slides and the odd tinplate. I've got what I feel is a good film/slide scanner (Nikon SuperCoolscan 9000 ED) and a half-decent flatbed scanner (Epson Perfection 1650 Photo), and I'm using VueScan on Mac OS X. I've read some of the other AskMeFi posts on similar projects, and I still have three questions about advice for making these the best digital archives they can be, specifically on colorspace, calibration and large negatives (and any other advice welcome): [more inside]
posted by mboszko
on Sep 3, 2005 -
I have many memories of people in movies, cartoons, etc. who while taking a photograph with a view camera remained underneath the darkcloth while making the exposure. However, the film holder should be cutting off the light to the groundglass and therefore they shouldn't be able to see any image. Is this just due to the ignorance of the movie makers or is there some reason why they are depicted this way?
posted by Bengston
on Aug 12, 2005 -
I'm really tired of all the advertising and dancing crap that clutters up most news/magazine web articles. I find myself constantly searching for a "Printer Friendly Format" link so that I can read the article in a column wider than 1 inch and not paginated in such a way as to maximize ad views.
Is there any utility, web site, firefox extension, something, that can take me to the "PFF" right away?
posted by de void
on May 9, 2005 -
I've saved some cute messages from my kids on my digital answering machine. I'd like to clear the machine, but save them on a CD or my hard drive without losing too much quality. What format would they be in, and how could I best make the transfer?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium
on Nov 30, 2004 -
I've just bought a Lacie 160 gigabyte firewire drive. It's to be plugged into a Windows XP machine, but also to be written to and read by a Mac OSX machine. I want to format it with the FAT32 file system, but Windows won't let me. Is there a way to force the drive to format as FAT32? [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Oct 28, 2004 -
Audio editing on OSX: I have a 30 minute long .aiff file that I'd like to break into separate tracks and convert to mp3. I know that iTunes can handle the .aiff -> .mp3 conversion. Is there software that can do the 1 .aiff -> 6 .aiffs part? Or one that can do 1 .mp3 -> 6 .mp3s if I do the conversion first?
posted by Dreama
on Oct 19, 2004 -
I have a bunch of iMovie 3 projects which I'd like to export as QuickTime movies and then convert to MPEG2 with TMPGEnc Express on Winders. I wish that TMPGEnc could just import a DV stream, but it won't, so my question becomes: what's the most lossless QuickTime format I can save as? Size-to-quality isn't the issue. I have lots of space, I just want to lose very little in the QuickTime export. Which format do I export in, and with which settings? wish I had a Superdrive...
posted by scarabic
on Sep 25, 2004 -
External Hard drive will not open, cpu informs me that it needs to be formatted. Need some assistance please. (MI) [more inside]
posted by chiababe
on Sep 25, 2004 -
How do I format cells in EXCEL to accept numeric values in the form: -26:32 (or +26:32 ... that is, mm.ss but including the pos/neg sign)? I'm trying to compile a simply list of Messier Objects (astronomy) and can't figure out how to include declinations.
posted by RavinDave
on Sep 14, 2004 -
i've got a client that is doing private investiations of insurance fraud cases, and has been writing up reports in MS Word and embedding photos of the casework into those .doc files. the problem is that he needs to email these files to his clients so they can be proofread and modified (i had suggested .PDF files until i realized the clients needed to be able to modify the reports). Unfortunately, these .doc files with images embeded end up roughly 15 MB in size each, and become too large to email. they're not technically astute enough to resize the images to be smaller, however .PDF files nicely package that same 15 MB .doc file into a 250 KB .pdf file. do any of you have any ideas of a common document format that i can recommend to them that will take care of the image size for them?
posted by quadrinary
on Sep 2, 2004 -
I have a collection of illustrations that a client wants to use in MS Word. I have them in their original Illustrator 9 format, as well as .psd and low-res jpgs.
Is the best option to convert them to Windows metafiles? (They'll need to be resized depending on newsletter content.) How do I do that?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jul 27, 2004 -
Microsoft Excel 2000 v 9.0 - is there some way to stop excel from automatically turning email addresses into hyperlinks? Not just turning off the 'blue and underlined' format but actually not making them links. I've done it before in other versions of excel but I can't find a way to do it in this version. Thanks!
posted by anastasiav
on Jul 16, 2004 -
I just bought a new car stereo that plays MP3/WMA cds. My question: which format is better in the car?
posted by Quartermass
on Jun 10, 2004 -
Can I access a Windows 2000 formatted hard drive in an external hard drive enclosure with an Apple computer? [m-to-the-i] [more inside]
posted by plemeljr
on May 25, 2004 -
Is there any central authority or archive for XML DTDs and Schemas? I am thinking of developing an *ML, and would like to know if similar work has already been done, if there are any naming conventions, etc.
posted by signal
on Mar 2, 2004 -
I've just bought a new 80gb hard drive (Hitachi deskstar).
It shows up as 80gb in the bios, but only as 13gb in f-disk.
What's wrong, please?
posted by the cuban
on Feb 8, 2004 -
What's the best software for recording real audio streams and converting to mp3?
posted by echelon
on Dec 11, 2003 -