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AVCHD Player for Mac (.mts, .m2ts) OS X Leopard January 31, 2009

Posted by asimag in AVCHD, MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard, Sony HDR-CX7.
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This Blog is discontinued. PLEASE VISIT MY NEW BLOG for updated TIPs, Instructions: http://macandmobile.blogspot.com

The latest version of VLC .92 can play mts files natively on you mac. Visit my other post on How to Play / Convert AVCHD files on your mac using Toast.

IMP: You need to have iLife’08 installed in order to play .mts files using VLC.

AVCHDly yours, Enjoy Great HD Videos from your SONY or PANASONIC AVCHD Recorders!!!!!!

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How to Play AVCHD files on Mac OS X January 31, 2009

Posted by asimag in AVCHD, MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard, Sony HDR-CX7.
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To play your AVCHD movie files (.mts, .m2ts) you can use one of the following options:

VLC Player (FREE)

Download VLC Player from http://www.videolan.com and start playing your AVCHD movies. You may required iLife 08 or 09 for playback.

Toast 9 or 10

Toast Player which is included with Toast 9 or 10 can play AVCHD files beautifully. Another advantage of Toast is fast conversion of .mts and .m2ts files to any other format you like.

Updated: 31 Jan 2009

Using Nokia Phone as a Modem to Browser Internet with Mac OS X Leopard (tethering) October 7, 2008

Posted by asimag in E71, MacBook Pro, N73, N95, N95 8GB, Nokia Symbian, OS X Leopard.
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Update: July 2009

I have moved this Blog to new Address:
http://macandmobile.blogspot.com/

Please post comments on new Blog. I will disable further comments on this blog.

Thank you

Asim

With Leopard My Nokia E71 and N95 some times tether correctly and often it does not work. It Connects and then suddenly Disconnects. The status in top bar continue to display Disconnecting…. until I boot it.

In the event of emergency when I wanted to connect my Mac OS X (Leopard) with Nokia to browser internet or check my emails, it often does not work.

So here is the simple solution:

As Leopard Default Nokia 3G/GPRS script does not work for me. It has problems. You need to download Ross Barkman’s Script from his site. Just scroll down to Nokia Section and download Nokia 3G (EDGE/UMTS) Script or click this link to download. Copy the script whole folder into your RootDrive>>Library>>Modem Scripts Folder.

Just pair you Nokia as usually you do from Bluetooth Icon in the top. Follow the instructions in Wizard and check both isync and use as a modem checkboxes.

When wizard finishes goto System Preferences>> Network >> Bluetooth (Select from Left).

Click on Advance. Click on Modem and then Select Vendor as Other.

In Model Select Nokia 3G CID1 script

Dial Mode should be Ignore Dial tone when dialing

Leave the all other settings as it is. Click OK to return to previous screen.

In telephone type your APN. I use warid. Also remember to put APN in your mobile Phone (Tools>>Settings>>Connection>>Packetdata>>Accesspoint). You can also check this site for Access Point Name.

Also check “show modem status in menu bar” and click apply.

Now you can connect with your mobile internet by clicking on telephone icon on top. No more problems for me.

Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update increases Graphics Performance September 16, 2008

Posted by asimag in MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard.
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Today I installed latest OS X Leopard update 10.5.5 and guess what my cider games and avchd playback performance increased substantially.

I have ATI X1600 graphics card in my macbook pro and Need for speed Carbon performed quite well with this update. Also new Video LAN VLC player plays AVCHD files (.mts, .ts, .m2ts) files flawlessly even De-interlacing turned on. Toast Video Player also plays these HD file formats very smooth now.

Thanks Apple for this performance boost in this new update.

Edit Unwanted Scenes in your Movies All for FREE (Video Cutter) June 17, 2008

Posted by asimag in MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard, Video.
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You can edit your videos any format .avi, .mov etc using Quick Time on your Mac. Just open your movie in Quick Time Player. In the timeline below you will see two small brackets. Drag them to start and end position of your cut scene and then Choose Edit->Delete from Menu. After editing your movie save it and voila in minutes you have your edited Movie.

 

How to Resolve sense key = MEDIUM ERROR on MacBook Pro April 8, 2008

Posted by asimag in MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard.
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Update: July 2009

I have moved this Blog to new Address:
http://macandmobile.blogspot.com/

Please post comments on new Blog. I will disable further comments on this blog.

Thank you

Asim

After 9 months of purchasing my MacBook Pro I was faced with Error while burning my CDs. Toast reported sense keyMEDIUM ERROR and eject CD. I google the error and was surprised to see so many users are having this error. Some were blaming to cheap CDs while others recommended to repair permissions or re-install OS.

I continue to face error on some cds while some burn fine. I concluded that it may be defective cds but when I used same cd on my external writer they burn fine. On 12 months my burner finally gave up and now it was not burning any type of CD/DVD.

I went to shop purchased Philips CD Cleaner which had two brushed on it. Inserted it into my dvd drive. Instructions played to choose track no. 14 for cleaning. I did as instructed and WOW my dvd burner was functional. I have burnt quite a few CD with no problem at all.

Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 Bluetooth send file Failed Fix/Solution November 5, 2007

Posted by asimag in N73, N95, Nokia 6300, Nokia Symbian, OS X Leopard.
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In Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 Bluetooth send file will fail from any Handset.

Reason & Resolution:

In OS X Leopard Bluetooth File Sharing is disabled by default. You need to turn it on in Preference -> Sharing Tab

Thanks for the Tip Rafa

Leopard New Built 9A499 August 2, 2007

Posted by asimag in MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard.
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I had a chance to try New Built 9A499 of Mac new Operating System ‘Leopard’. Lots of new features. I really like them and want it on my MacBook Pro ASAP. But sadly new built is quite buggy. I was unable to install Parallels Desktop 3 on it. It hangs the notebook and then to my surprise OS does not boot. Preview, Finder, Email Client all has great improved features. I love them. Waiting anxiously for Leopard……

BTW Any one knows when Apple iPhone is comming to Pakistan? I have read that it will be available in late 2008? Is that true?

Mac OS X Leopard Beta Preview June 28, 2007

Posted by asimag in MacBook Pro, OS X Leopard.
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I had a chance to preview Leopard. Here are my findings:

  1. Bluetooth works good. It support A2DP. Now you can connect with your favourite Bluetooth Stereo Headset. My Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 works beautifully with all keys working.
  2. Some Program crashes for example Google Earth while connecting to Server crashes. It never starts. Apple New Mail also crashed once.
  3.  All other application are working ok like Parallels, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS3, Skype, Safari.
  4. I love SPACES a new application. Finder Cover Flow is good and their are lots of improvements. Now actual thumbnails are shown instead of icons.
  5. SMS can be send through Address Book using connected Bluetooth Phone. 
  6. Apple Remote Desktop 3.1 does not work.
  7. SuperDriver Firmware updater also crashes.
  8. Filer Maker Pro also crashes while launching

Results: Quite Buggy, not worth the upgrade now.