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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 2009-07-01, 12:32 AM
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Plex - XBMC For OS X

Preen - Download and install skins for Plex

Cyberduck - Open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files,Google Docs & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac & Windows

FileZilla - Open source FTP solution.

Burn - Disc burning (included in OS X)

Skype - Voice and video call conferencing.

iTunes - media player (included in OS X)

VLC - media player

UnRarX - Mac OS X RAR Extraction Utility

MacTheRipper - DVD Ripper

HandBrake - Video conversion

Firefox - Web Browser

FLACer - Rip Music CD's into Flac format

Caffeine - Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back. Hold down the Command key while clicking to show the menu. The menu now has a sub-menu for deactivating Caffeine automatically after a number of minutes.


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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 2011-03-30, 12:06 PM
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Could you please follow the format on the previous page and list what each does as well, that way it is actually helpful.
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 2011-03-31, 11:18 AM
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VirusBarrier Express - antivirus program for Intel systems running 10.6 or later. Viruses still aren't much of an issue on Macs, but it's nice to be able to check files that you've received from or are sending to pc users, in the interest of their safety, if not yours.
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 2011-03-31, 11:47 AM
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@mac2crack, Thank You, appreciate it.
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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 2011-03-31, 01:49 PM
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Cronnix - nice Cron (scheduling) GUI
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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 2011-03-31, 04:01 PM
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Mac2Crack - what would you recommend for this:

I have ripped about 15 favorite songs from my favorite concert DVD's. I want to burn a compliation DVD with 1 song per chapter, keeping the original video and audio tracks intact. I assumed it would be trivial to do this on a Mac.

But I soon noticed that the Burning and iMovie apps seem to want to reprocess these. I think it's trying to unify the video and audio to some common denominator, but that's not what I want.

I only want to make one or two of these 'best of' discs, so a free and easy app is the preference.
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post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 2011-03-31, 05:53 PM
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Try "Burn" it should do the trick. Link > h**p://


Just tested it out and you can make a very basic but functional Title Screen and Chapter Screen. A looping option is also available, perfect for your compilation DVD.

Have fun.

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post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 2012-07-19, 09:54 PM
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Just added PS3 media server after reading this thread. Nice !

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AppCleaner - Great Free Application Uninstaller For OS X
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post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 2012-08-26, 12:25 PM
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XBMC - Complete media center solution for Windows, OSX, Linux, and more!

Mountain Tweaks - Brand new tweaking tool to deal with the annoying changes in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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I run Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition. Works well and detects PC threats as well - helps to not spread any contaminated files to my less-fortunate computer user friends
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smcFanControl running at 10% faster has kept my iMac significantly cooler - 10℃ less than the previous high

you're destroying my calm - ahhhhh, the serenity of ignore
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calibre - E-book management
Calibre is donationware for converting ebooks among various formats (see web site) and includes an ebook reader/viewer. App size is very large, 215 MB, and the learning curve is steep if one wishes to use all its many features. Frequently updated. However, learning the basic features of converting, storing and reading ebooks are fairly straightforward. There are several web sites containing free downloads of books no longer in copyright (70 yrs. in USA, 50 yrs. in Canada) such as:
Project Gutenberg Canada / Projet Gutenberg Canada
Free ebooks by Project Gutenberg - Gutenberg
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