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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 - 6:08pm

 rotekz wrote:

How does the website music player fare sound quality wise? 

 
Nice, in fact. However, through WMP I can get 320kbps streaming,  and, to my ears, the sound seems more "warm", as I´ve said berore.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 - 11:53am

 naguall wrote:

Hi fellows,

I´ve been trhough lots of media players, Foobar, Winyl, Splayer, Winamp, Jaguar, Lilith, and many others with tons of fancy settings.  But I Always come back to WMP, which, to me at least, has a more warm sound, that I can hear for hours without fatigue.

But, unlike many of the others, when streaming from RP, WMP doesn´t display neither the name of the music, nor the name of the artist.  Any one knows to solve this.?

Thanks in advance !

(Currently using Win 8.1 64 and WMP 12)



 
How does the website music player fare sound quality wise? 
naguall

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 - 1:47pm

Hi fellows,

I´ve been trhough lots of media players, Foobar, Winyl, Splayer, Winamp, Jaguar, Lilith, and many others with tons of fancy settings.  But I Always come back to WMP, which, to me at least, has a more warm sound, that I can hear for hours without fatigue.

But, unlike many of the others, when streaming from RP, WMP doesn´t display neither the name of the music, nor the name of the artist.  Any one knows to solve this.?

Thanks in advance !

(Currently using Win 8.1 64 and WMP 12)


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Posted: Jan 29, 2016 - 3:14pm

 rmgman wrote:

Thanks, Dave. But for the most part I find the web host is NOT flagging them first and I have to mark them.

 
They probably would get complaints if they flag them to aggressively as many real emails would also get snagged by mistake.
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016 - 3:07pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

Your web provider doesn't care as they are already filtered by them. They usually don't filter to aggressively as they don't want people not getting some real emails that may get snagged by mistake. So yes you can delete them right away. Once you mark them as spam if the webmail is actually monitored it will know right away.  

 
Thanks, Dave. But for the most part I find the web host is NOT flagging them first and I have to mark them.
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016 - 3:05pm

 rmgman wrote:
I have what I think may be a simple question that you Computer Geeks may answer for me easily:

When I check my web mail and I find a message I consider "Spam" or "Junk", I mark it as such and it goes to the appropriate "Spam/Junk" folder.

My question is: can I delete them immediately? Or does the email server host (Comcast, Yahoo, AOL, Google, as an example) need those flagged messages to sit there a while so that they know to filter those email senders as spam/junk in the future? How long should these messages reside in the spam folder before you should delete them? 

 
Your web provider doesn't care as they are already filtered by them. They usually don't filter to aggressively as they don't want people not getting some real emails that may get snagged by mistake. So yes you can delete them right away. Once you mark them as spam if the webmail is actually monitored it will know right away.  
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Posted: Jan 29, 2016 - 2:47pm

I have what I think may be a simple question that you Computer Geeks may answer for me easily:

When I check my web mail and I find a message I consider "Spam" or "Junk", I mark it as such and it goes to the appropriate "Spam/Junk" folder.

My question is: can I delete them immediately? Or does the email server host (Comcast, Yahoo, AOL, Google, as an example) need those flagged messages to sit there a while so that they know to filter those email senders as spam/junk in the future? How long should these messages reside in the spam folder before you should delete them? 
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Posted: Apr 16, 2015 - 12:56pm

I've gotten tired of MacOSX and I think their Yosemite is bloatware. I stuck with Mavericks but I think Snow Leopard was their best for speed and stability and I keep a good copy of that on another boot partition just in case.
So the past week I've been downloading and test driving various Linux Distros. Its been a few years since I've toyed with Linux and at that time I thought it was cool but not quite ready for it to be my main everyday OS. That was when the main choices were RedHat or Fedora. That and I came from a UNIX background and this is similar in many ways. Seems like most the new distros are just different desktops and tweaks mostly based on Ubuntu. Some are made to be easy to use and look like Winderz or MacOSX to make it easier for people to transition. The 3 that caught my eye the most initially were Ubuntu 1404.2, Black Lab 6.5 (both mate and kde) and Opensuse 13.2. After trying all 3 I learned to hate Ubuntu rather quickly as it seems to closed and hard to personalize and their proprietary Unity IMHO isn't really very good. Black Lab seems great for someone that doesn't want to get under the hood much. So I decided to keep Opensuse installed and try it for a few weeks. To me it has a better blend of ease of use and ability to be tweaked any way you like. Seems noticeably peppier than Mavericks. And Radio Paradise works great with it so far. Netfix works great as do both Firefox and Chrome so far. I haven't found any deal killers as yet.
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Posted: Apr 7, 2015 - 9:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 It can be bus powered but I've never seen one that was, so I have my doubts. My "new" external runs great without additional power (USB3) but my old external didn't, even tho it was built specifically to be portable. I had to get a Y-cable that used two ports on the laptop, one just for additional power.

 
Google says there should be 45 watts available on the FW400 port. This one just has a 2.5 inch drive, so that should be enough. It would be dependent on if Apple put that much oomph into the output. 

MB - this one does have a port for external power, but I don't have an adapter. Should be easy enough to come up with though. 
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 10:39pm

 islander wrote:

Okay then - looks like it's a 400.   Do you need the external power for firewire, or will that connection power the drive too?

 
 It can be bus powered but I've never seen one that was, so I have my doubts. My "new" external runs great without additional power (USB3) but my old external didn't, even tho it was built specifically to be portable. I had to get a Y-cable that used two ports on the laptop, one just for additional power.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 10:16pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

The cables are different. 

400 on the left, and 800. The 400 is actually larger, so this image is off...
 

 
Okay then - looks like it's a 400.   Do you need the external power for firewire, or will that connection power the drive too?
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 10:14pm

 islander wrote:

I have a spare one of the OWC on the go drives with firewire. How do I tell what level of firewire it supports?  It's just usb2.0, but it does have a power adapter inlet as well.  

 
The cables are different. 

400 on the left, and 800. The 400 is actually larger, so this image is off...
 
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 10:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

It'd work. 

They're correct, Birdman: No actual storage here. I had a SSD from my dead laptop that I yanked out, found a case for it at OWC for $3 including shipping (so basically free) that they'd taken some other drive out of and just had it laying around. If that's all you need, they're out there for nothing... 

 
I have a spare one of the OWC on the go drives with firewire. How do I tell what level of firewire it supports?  It's just usb2.0, but it does have a power adapter inlet as well.  
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 9:56pm

 Manbird wrote:
has anyone come across a great deal on an ext HD for a mac. Probably cant afford a TB but 500 - 750 GB would do.
Mag uses my old back up mac running 10.6.8 for her photography she has no back up drive. It's starting to run a
little weird and only has 28 GB left on it's int HD. 30 bucks would be what we might be able to scrape together.

Your welcome in advance. 

 
PM coming your way.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 9:38pm

 haresfur wrote:

Sounds about right but you have to find a SATA drive to put in it. That shouldn't be too hard - might be easier and cheaper to find a couple of smaller drives than one big one. It will work on USB 2 -just slower but that's ok for a backup drive.

ETA: I know nothing about Macs so there may be some weird reason this wouldn't work but you should be able to format the drive to work, no matter where it came from provided it hasn't crashed to death.

 
It'd work. 

They're correct, Birdman: No actual storage here. I had a SSD from my dead laptop that I yanked out, found a case for it at OWC for $3 including shipping (so basically free) that they'd taken some other drive out of and just had it laying around. If that's all you need, they're out there for nothing... 
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 6:56pm

 Manbird wrote:
I don't like buying ANYTHING from ebay but some has to be wrong with this. Its just too good to be real.

 
you realize thats a case for a drive and not a drive? or is that what you want? I'm confused.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 5:43pm

 Manbird wrote:
I don't like buying ANYTHING from ebay but some has to be wrong with this. Its just too good to be real.

 
looks fine to me

buyer checks out

product checks out

skin it bob! skin it!
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 5:41pm

 Manbird wrote:
I don't like buying ANYTHING from ebay but some has to be wrong with this. Its just too good to be real.

 
Sounds about right but you have to find a SATA drive to put in it. That shouldn't be too hard - might be easier and cheaper to find a couple of smaller drives than one big one. It will work on USB 2 -just slower but that's ok for a backup drive.

ETA: I know nothing about Macs so there may be some weird reason this wouldn't work but you should be able to format the drive to work, no matter where it came from provided it hasn't crashed to death.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 5:33pm

I don't like buying ANYTHING from ebay but some has to be wrong with this. Its just too good to be real.
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Posted: Apr 6, 2015 - 5:29pm

 haresfur wrote:

Does it have a USB port? One of my external drives is an internal drive scrounged from an old computer and put in a $20 case with USB cable (probably about half the cost in the US). There must be heaps of old internal drives floating around eBay or Craig's list.

 
usb 2.0 i think. not the tiny usb and it probably has an older fire wire port as well
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