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AVI-to-MP4 while preserving creation dates?

I'd like to make a script to mass convert .avi files from my digital camera into iPod-sized .mp4 files, while preserving the creation dates from my camera. I'm on a (non-snowy) Leopard mac. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 8, 2009 - 2 answers

How much should a contract programmer cost?

How much should we pay a contract programmer to migrate some code for us? Is it customary for the programmer to present a bid, or do we come up with an amount to offer? [more inside]
posted by LadyOscar on Aug 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Help with name

Trying to locate early nineties database software that was fronted by a comedian, the names of either would help. [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature on Aug 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Can you "Save For Web" in Lightroom?

Best web photo prep software? Will Lightroom work? [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Aug 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Graphics card for G4?

What is the best graphics card I could get for a Macintosh G4 dual 1ghz? [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Aug 2, 2009 - 5 answers

What software should I organize my pictures with, when I need seperation into 3 topics?

Can anyone recommend me software for a mac, that can help improving my workflow and organization of images, while I keep the images separated into 3 topics? [more inside]
posted by jakobmunster on Jul 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Latency? This. Is. Infiniteloop!

Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Apple/MacIntosh training in Portland, OR?

Apple/MacIntosh training in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by nickthetourist on Jun 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Synch me up

How to best keep my Mac laptop & desktop synched? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Jun 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Replacing a broken Macbook optical drive.

So I've got an older Macbook with a broken optical drive (it takes heroic measures to get it to eject discs), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to replace it. [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I expand Now Compress archives?

I'm trying to find a way to expand a file that's in an ancient Mac archive format (Now Compress). [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 answers

What's a good replacement for Mac Quicken

What's a good replacement for Quicken on the Mac? [more inside]
posted by diode on Jun 12, 2009 - 7 answers

If the Amish used computers...

How do I get files from my modern PC onto an ancient Macintosh? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Apr 28, 2009 - 19 answers

What is the Mac 10.5 version of Paint Shop Pro?

Please help me find the Mac 10.5.x version of Paint Shop Pro. [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Mar 25, 2009 - 12 answers

On the spinning wheel ride

The Gray Screen of Death: another hanging Mac question. [more inside]
posted by otolith on Mar 21, 2009 - 13 answers

Baby got too much back

How can I consolidate all my pictures, music, pdf files, etc. from multiple drives? I have about 10 external drives containing photos and so forth. Different drives contain some duplicates, but the individual drives do not. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Mar 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Quicksilver loses track of moved files. Why no?

How can I get Quicksilver to keep track of files that have moved? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Mar 1, 2009 - 4 answers

How to bypass my provider's annoying "site not found" screen?

How to bypass my provider's annoying "site not found" screen? [more inside]
posted by monospace on Jan 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Yet another "trying to remember an old Mac game" question....

Trying to remember the name of an old mac computer game: Like chess, but the board could be set up differently, with blank spaces around which pieces had to move . Pieces moved like both checkers and chess. Some of them were "magical" -- could teleport to other spaces or serve as a wall. Certain spaces on the board were also magical -- destroying pieces, etc. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by gb77 on Jan 15, 2009 - 9 answers

This has been bugging me since I first forgot about it..

So there was this crazy, inappropriate, at-the-time-considered-pornographic Mac game I used to play in 6th grade when I would nab it from unsecured Rutgers FTP servers. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Jan 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Same screen saver on all Macs?

I need to set all Macs in the business to use the same screen saver. I'd like to do it remotely. I have Apple Desktop Remote. I have a file. I can put the file where needed, but how do I make a universal change to the control panel?
posted by Gungho on Jan 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Hypercard stack to Mac Address Book?

How can I move all 1200 of my dad's Hypercard addresses to Mac Address Book? [more inside]
posted by woot on Dec 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Robot Mac user

How would I simulate daily useage patterns on a Mac for testing purposes? My ideal would be something hands free that I can just start running and doing something else. Sorry if this is a little inside baseball. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Dec 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me run a live linux distro off a usb key on my Macbook Pro.

My MacBook Pro is broken. Or, more precisely, its cd drive and hard drive are kaput. Repair of either of these parts is not an option. I'd like to not replace them, and simply have it run a live linux distro off of a usb drive. Possible?
posted by dkleinst on Dec 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Turn John Hodgman into Justin Long

What are the Mac equivalents of great Windows software? This was a great question about what a Mac person should install on a Windows box. I'm going the other way, as my office kindly bought me a new MacBook Pro. I'm a scientist and haven't used a Mac since OS 7.5. For the past decade my machines have been Windows, Linux, or dual-boot. Freeware/shareware programs I use a lot under Windows: Cygwin, Essential PIM, FLVplayer, IrfanView, Maxima, Openoffice.org, Scilab, Winamp, Xemacs, Xplorer2 pro. Commercial software: Mathematica, IDL, occasionally Microsoft Office. I'm mostly interested in freeware or shareware such as great text and image editors, tex/latex, and other nerdware. Thanks! Naturally, the new laptop runs Leopard.
posted by lukemeister on Dec 3, 2008 - 40 answers

Audio from the Internet to Burnable MP3?

Is there any free software to capture audio broadcasts from the internet? I am a novice. I am not sure how to go about it. There are a few sites that will play through real audio but i would like to capture a file in a format such as mp3 to my desktop that I can burn to disc to listen in my car. Sorry for the lack of technical terms. I am new to trying to do this and am not sure where to look or how to do it. I run an IMac with OS 10.5.2...Thanks for your time!
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Raising the Dead

PowerBook G4 won't react to power button. Are we SOL? [more inside]
posted by mkb on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

La Cie external drive failure

Mac, Leopard, La Cie external hard disk drive spins but does not mount. What's my best option for getting data off this drive? [more inside]
posted by gen on Nov 2, 2008 - 21 answers

Fun uses for old Macintosh?

I inherited a fully-functional Apple Macintosh Plus computer complete with external SCSI hard drive. What are some cool things I can do with it? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Oct 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Waiting for Migration Assistant

I started migration assistant before I knew how long it would take. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Oct 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Why are my file servers not releasing their hard drive space when I delete files

Why are my file servers not releasing their hard drive space when I delete files [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 16, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I open PC volumes that my Mac can see on a Windows network but can't open.

How do I open PC volumes that my Mac can see on a Windows network but can't open. [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Sep 29, 2008 - 4 answers

how to post myspace comments to multiple friends on a mac?

is there an application that works on a mac that will allow me to post comments to multiple myspace friends at once? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight on Aug 22, 2008 - 5 answers

How to unzip my iTunes Library backup?

OS X filter: How can I recursively unzip files (in directories that are not zipped)? [more inside]
posted by wheat on Aug 17, 2008 - 6 answers

It's better to burn out then to fade away

MacBook Pro screen weirdness - feature or bug? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Jul 26, 2008 - 6 answers

needed: mail list manager db for Mac

I need help picking out an inexpensive Mac-based (or web-based!) database to maintain a 2,000-person POSTAL mailing list / membership database for a small academic non-profit. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jul 18, 2008 - 8 answers

#@$%!!! Flash!!

Annoyingly specific question about a failed Flash installation on a Mac: [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Why is my laptop so hot, and what laptop can I buy that won't burn me?

Do all laptops get this hot? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jun 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Whether Wireless Audio?

Does anyone have any experience with Bluetooth Stereo Transmitters? I'm looking for a wireless speaker solution for my laptop. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 9, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I use my apple remote through parallels?

how can i use my apple remote in parallels? [more inside]
posted by camdan on May 26, 2008 - 2 answers

have Mac,will travel

How can I get a Mac consulting gig off the ground as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by D-ten on May 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Free Decent Clip Art Sites?

I am looking for a good website for free clip art. I have googled but come up with rather lame clip art. I am putting together a one page memo and wanted some cartoonish things like aliens and comic book like designs. And I am using Word 2004 for the Mac.
posted by snap_dragon on May 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Mac to Mac with AD?

How do I transfer a normal Mac account to an Active Directory Mac account on my new Mac? [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Apr 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Where should an aspiring indie Mac developer and his family move: SF Bay Area or Seattle (or Other)?

My wife and two kids and I are not able to renew the lease on the house we're renting in a Maryland suburb of DC (the landlord is selling his other house and moving back into this one), so we're looking to move at the end of August. I've also been contemplating a career change for a while, and as this "opportunity" has dropped in our lap, we're thinking about making a city change as well, that would benefit my intended Mac development career, possibly to the SF Bay Area or Seattle. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Apr 5, 2008 - 13 answers

What kind of labeler should I buy

Should I buy a stand-alone labeler (with built-in keyboard) or a labeler that attaches to my Macintosh? Recommendations for specific models would be great. [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Please help me remember this old Macintosh puzzle game

I'm trying to remember an early-mid 90s puzzle game for the Macintosh that was possibly published by Disney (or an offshoot). [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Mar 25, 2008 - 2 answers

I ain't dropped acid in over 20 years, so why the audio flashbacks now?

What is probably a very naive question about stream audio ... [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Paint for Macintosh?

Is there a program that is free or shareware that works like Paint....except for Macintosh? [more inside]
posted by macgenius on Mar 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Good emulators for OS X Intel?

Please recommend good entertainment console emulators for Mac OS X Intel. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Mar 11, 2008 - 8 answers

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