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WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 12:35 PM
No thread for this?

So far a new Macbook Pro 13in., Maci Mini, and iMac.

I have to say, the iMac and Macbook Pro are very sexy computers. Mmmm

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:39 PM
Holy shit at the new iMac edges.... unbelievably thin..
I like what I'm seeing on the Fusion Drives.

Amazing new design.

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Johnny Vegas
10-23-2012, 12:40 PM
My iMac and MacBook are still performing like they did since day one in 2008. So glad I switched after a decade of multiple PC's and laptops.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:41 PM
iPad time now

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 12:45 PM
My problem with these new computers without optical drives is I buy a bunch of used DVDs for little of what they sell for retail. But it's becoming hard to play them anywhere. I need to come up with a new solution...

DaFace
10-23-2012, 12:47 PM
Wow...the new iMacs are impressively thin. Certainly would look classy on a desk.

Fish
10-23-2012, 12:47 PM
My problem with these new computers without optical drives is I buy a bunch of used DVDs for little of what they sell for retail. But it's becoming hard to play them anywhere. I need to come up with a new solution...

They make these new devices called DVD players. They play DVDs. You can even hook them up to a television!

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:48 PM
iPad 4? Oh hell

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:51 PM
iPad 3 owners are now on suicide watch.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:52 PM
And now.. the iPad Mini

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WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 12:53 PM
They make these new devices called DVD players. They play DVDs. You can even hook them up to a television!

I'll have to look into those! ;)


I mean more for travelling though. I like being able to throw a few DVDs in if i'm on a trip, or if I'm staying at a hotel. And watch them on my laptop.

I haven't found a good way to replicate that yet.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:54 PM
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BigMeatballDave
10-23-2012, 12:55 PM
The headphone jack is going to be on the bottom...

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 12:55 PM
iPad 3 owners are now on suicide watch.

It's the same, just with the new connector I think?

[edit] No, I'm wrong.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:57 PM
It's the same, just with the new connector I think?

[edit] No, I'm wrong.

Double the internals.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 12:58 PM
Nexus 7 and iPad Mini
shots fired

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Fish
10-23-2012, 12:59 PM
I'll have to look into those! ;)


I mean more for travelling though. I like being able to throw a few DVDs in if i'm on a trip, or if I'm staying at a hotel. And watch them on my laptop.

I haven't found a good way to replicate that yet.

Honestly, I have completely phased out physical DVDs from my collection. The only DVDs I still own are my daughter's kids DVDs. I have digitized my entire collection. Between that, and the availability of just about any movie streaming online, I haven't needed a DVD drive much. I use my iPad when I'm on the go. The HDMI adapter lets me hook it up to any TV for TV out, or I can watch directly on the iPad.

NewChief
10-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Weird.

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Honestly, I have completely phased out physical DVDs from my collection. The only DVDs I still own are my daughter's kids DVDs. I have digitized my entire collection. Between that, and the availability of just about any movie streaming online, I haven't needed a DVD drive much. I use my iPad when I'm on the go. The HDMI adapter lets me hook it up to any TV for TV out, or I can watch directly on the iPad.

Yeah, the problem is I spend a lot of time abroad, or flying, so streaming doesn't work so well. And downloading movies constantly can add up with the current prices. There's no good "used" movies you can get online.

But you're right, there has to be a solution. I'm ready to get rid of DVDs as well.

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Ohh, they're saying bad things about my Nexus!

I still love it, but fair play on the app problems.

Ace Gunner
10-23-2012, 01:03 PM
I'll have to look into those! ;)


I mean more for travelling though. I like being able to throw a few DVDs in if i'm on a trip, or if I'm staying at a hotel. And watch them on my laptop.

I haven't found a good way to replicate that yet.

netflix my man. cheaper too.

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:06 PM
What are the dimensions of the Mini? I wonder how well it'll fit in the hand

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:06 PM
Right now Google and Amazon are praying for a $300+ price.

[edit]

$330 starting point. Hmmm

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:11 PM
That's a much better presentation than the last iPhone shit. Some good stuff...

memyselfI
10-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Yeah, the problem is I spend a lot of time abroad, or flying, so streaming doesn't work so well. And downloading movies constantly can add up with the current prices. There's no good "used" movies you can get online.

But you're right, there has to be a solution. I'm ready to get rid of DVDs as well.

Load them onto Micro SD cards and pop them in when you are ready to watch. You can get your entire collection on a handful of cards.


oh yeah.... Nevermind. :evil:

Dicky McElephant
10-23-2012, 01:22 PM
What kind of ripping software are you using to rip your DVDs?

Fish
10-23-2012, 01:24 PM
What kind of ripping software are you using to rip your DVDs?

Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) + VLC for decryption.

Dicky McElephant
10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
Do you just store them on a hard drive?

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Load them onto Micro SD cards and pop them in when you are ready to watch. You can get your entire collection on a handful of cards.


oh yeah.... Nevermind. :evil:

Well it's a bit harder than that. I don't want to hijack this thread, but it's my thread - so who cares. :D Step one is to rip them all and find a place to put them all (which as I upgrade computers has become increasingly hard to do. And then you're talking about finding a way to get them to all your devices when you want.

I have a HTC One S and Nexus 7, neither of which have SD card slots. But that's the choice I made, so I can't bitch about it. I still have an older Macbook Pro (not retina), so right now I use that mostly for travel. But I'm getting sick of the weight, so I want to upgrade soon. On the new Macbook Pro, SD would still be an option.

Right now, my general thought is to build an HTPC and a general "home cloud" with everything on it, and download/stream from there as I want. But I need to research it all much more. I'd prefer to do that along with a real cloud service, but I suspect I'll run into some storage and copyright problems. But we'll see.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 01:33 PM
Well it's a bit harder than that. I don't want to hijack this thread, but it's my thread - so who cares. :D Step one is to rip them all and find a place to put them all (which as I upgrade computers has become increasingly hard to do. And then you're talking about finding a way to get them to all your devices when you want.

I have a HTC One S and Nexus 7, neither of which have SD card slots. But that's the choice I made, so I can't bitch about it. I still have an older Macbook Pro (not retina), so right now I use that mostly for travel. But I'm getting sick of the weight, so I want to upgrade soon. On the new Macbook Pro, SD would still be an option.

Right now, my general thought is to build an HTPC and a general "home cloud" with everything on it, and download/stream from there as I want. But I need to research it all much more. I'd prefer to do that along with a real cloud service, but I suspect I'll run into some storage and copyright problems. But we'll see.

Problem solved.

Now back on topic.

Fish
10-23-2012, 01:33 PM
Do you just store them on a hard drive?

Yes. And in the cloud. Generally the rips come out around 1GB or so. Encoded at 720p h.264. The audio is what takes up the most room and will make the biggest determination of overall rip size. I usually don't encode with the best quality audio to keep the size down. Just enough so that it still sounds awesome through the receiver.

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 01:36 PM
Yes. And in the cloud. Generally the rips come out around 1GB or so. Encoded at 720p h.264. The audio is what takes up the most room and will make the biggest determination of overall rip size. I usually don't encode with the best quality audio to keep the size down. Just enough so that it still sounds awesome through the receiver.

What cloud service do you use?

Dicky McElephant
10-23-2012, 01:38 PM
Yes. And in the cloud. Generally the rips come out around 1GB or so. Encoded at 720p h.264. The audio is what takes up the most room and will make the biggest determination of overall rip size. I usually don't encode with the best quality audio to keep the size down. Just enough so that it still sounds awesome through the receiver.

I may start doing this. How long does it take to rip a movie?

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 01:43 PM
I may start doing this. How long does it take to rip a movie?

That depends on your hardware.

Silock
10-23-2012, 01:47 PM
Air Video FTW

Fish
10-23-2012, 01:51 PM
What cloud service do you use?

Several...

The one I use the most though is Furk.

I have an account on Furk.net that allows me to upload files, or copy files from torrent/newsgroup sites to Furk. And Furk allows for the streaming of files directly from their site, including directly streaming torrent files.

Fish
10-23-2012, 01:56 PM
I may start doing this. How long does it take to rip a movie?

Depends greatly on your hardware and how you encode it. On my Mac Pro, it zips along pretty quickly.

memyselfI
10-23-2012, 01:56 PM
$529 for a 7" 64gb Ipad Mini?????

What are they smoking in Steve's old office? ROFLROFLROFLROFL

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 02:00 PM
We'll see what happens with Google. Many rumors that this week they'll unveil a 10in Samsung Nexus. If it hit's the iPad mini price, and goes on sale at the same time...

BigMeatballDave
10-23-2012, 02:01 PM
Deja

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Dicky McElephant
10-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Depends greatly on your hardware and how you encode it. On my Mac Pro, it zips along pretty quickly.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1798038&CatId=4938

2nd generation Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz, 4G DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6650M

penguinz
10-23-2012, 02:43 PM
wtf is the 4:3 on the iPad's? Nothing more awesome than having black bars take up screen when watching a movie in HD.

QuikSsurfer
10-23-2012, 02:44 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1798038&CatId=4938

2nd generation Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz, 4G DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6650M

He won't be able to give you a definitive time without knowing your optical drive read speed... Let's say that your read speed is 16x --- you could probably rip a 1 1/2 hour dvd in 30 to 45 minutes... Again, this also depends on how you're encoding the video and the audio mix (and how many audio tracks - spanish, english, etc).
Total work - I'd say you'll do a hour of work per 1 GB.

Fish
10-23-2012, 02:46 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1798038&CatId=4938

2nd generation Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz, 4G DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6650M

Well it's still really hard to say just by looking at the specs. There are many different factors involved that determine the speed. Mobo bus speed, and how many pipes it has, SATA interface, HD speed, DVD drive speed, etc. Most of that is not specified in the specs for that machine. It also depends greatly on how you choose to encode the output, how many channels of audio you retain, what codec you choose to use for video and audio, etc.

The best bet is to just give it a try on that machine. I'd expect something between 30 minutes to 3 hours. I know that's not much help....

Dicky McElephant
10-23-2012, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the help!

CoMoChief
10-23-2012, 05:27 PM
You gotta be a god damn idiot to overpay for an Apple product.


"Oooooo so trendy!!!! I don't mind getting raped in the ass!!!!"

"Think I may go buy some Chiefs season tickets....I believe in the process!!!! Sign me up Clark!!!!"

Mr. Plow
10-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Right now, my general thought is to build an HTPC and a general "home cloud" with everything on it, and download/stream from there as I want. But I need to research it all much more. I'd prefer to do that along with a real cloud service, but I suspect I'll run into some storage and copyright problems. But we'll see.


This is what I need to do. Way to many DVD's cluttering up the place.

WoodDraw
10-23-2012, 09:20 PM
The iPad mini...I don't know. I'm not sure its a better product than the Nexus hardware wise, but for $130 more... Eeek. The big advantage are the apps.

But the new iMac. Love it. Want it.

Looking forward to what Microsoft and Google come up with at the end of the month.

-King-
10-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Nexus 7 and iPad Mini
shots fired

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ROFL So the selling point of the ipad mini is that it's small, yet they're marketing how much bigger it is than the Nexus?

Bewbies
10-24-2012, 12:43 AM
When it comes to Apple people are more deranged than politics or religion.

AustinChief
10-24-2012, 12:57 AM
Has Apple lost it's damn mind?

Why release a 7" tablet that has a worse display than every other device you sell AND is even worse than the competition who are selling theirs for over $100 less???

When Google drops it's prices next week (very likely) the iPad Mini will look even dumber.

Deberg_1990
10-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Has Apple lost it's damn mind?

Why release a 7" tablet that has a worse display than every other device you sell AND is even worse than the competition who are selling theirs for over $100 less???

When Google drops it's prices next week (very likely) the iPad Mini will look even dumber.

Yea, kinda thinking the same thing. But then again, alot of consumers have shown they are more than willing to overpay for all things "Apple" and the Apple name.

Guru
10-25-2012, 01:17 AM
Well, that should kill their iPod Touch sales being the mini is only $30 more.

AustinChief
10-25-2012, 02:17 AM
Well, that should kill their iPod Touch sales being the mini is only $30 more.

Except that the mini has a crap display compared to the touch (which is massively over priced as well)

Guru
10-25-2012, 02:32 AM
Except that the mini has a crap display compared to the touch (which is massively over priced as well)

And my HP Touchpad running ICS is still better.

AustinChief
10-25-2012, 04:08 AM
And my HP Touchpad running ICS is still better.

Mine too! Score one for us cheap guys! :D

DBOSHO
10-25-2012, 06:56 AM
Did they really take the retina out of it?

BigMeatballDave
10-25-2012, 01:52 PM
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ZepSinger
10-25-2012, 02:11 PM
Apple could stamp their logo into the side of a dog turd and sell it to the iFaithful for $399.

DaveNull
10-25-2012, 10:46 PM
So the selling point of the ipad mini is that it's small, yet they're marketing how much bigger it is than the Nexus?

That's showing the difference in how much of the actual web page is displayed on each device.

So in a way, yes.

Guru
10-25-2012, 10:57 PM
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Now that was funny. LMAO

Guru
10-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Mine too! Score one for us cheap guys! :D

:thumb:

Gravedigger
10-25-2012, 10:59 PM
Has Apple lost it's damn mind?

Why release a 7" tablet that has a worse display than every other device you sell AND is even worse than the competition who are selling theirs for over $100 less???

When Google drops it's prices next week (very likely) the iPad Mini will look even dumber.

It's a 7.9 inch screen, Schiller broke down the specifics in the keynote of how it stacks up against the nexus tablet. The only downers are its using the same specs from the Ipad 2, so when they said it's not so much that we shrank down an ipad its that we made it better. Nah, you shrank down the Ipad 2 and release it with the 4. People will buy it but imo the new IMacs were far more impressive, Mac Mini as well.

I'm one of the folks that bought the 3 in March so now 6 months later I'm one of the slightly disappointed customers.

L.A. Chieffan
10-26-2012, 12:19 AM
Even all the Apple guys I talk to were giving Apple mad shit...

Silock
10-26-2012, 01:24 AM
I dislike the iPad mini. But then, I hate all small tablets. I don't understand the point. They're too small to do much more than my phone will.

DaveNull
10-27-2012, 10:09 AM
They've got a place...just not for me at this point. There's a 27" iMac in my future though, that's for darn sure.

As far as the pricing goes, they don't care. People that bought on price have been buying plastic knock off tablets for a while now anyway and they're not interested in that market. If you don't have to compete on price, why would you?

Price comparison between the Mini and the iPod touch? The success of the iPod Mini in comparison with the Classic shows that they aren't necessarily competing products. Plus there is a big difference between iPad apps and iPhone apps.

If I had cash sitting around where I could pick up an iPad now I might be tempted to get the iPad 3 instead of the 4 since it would still work with all the 30 pin connectors I've got around here.

L.A. Chieffan
10-27-2012, 11:05 AM
I heard threes are going to become obsolete as soon as the fours come out. In other words if you want a three you have to get them now before they stop making them. Or buy used

BigMeatballDave
11-12-2012, 09:09 AM
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Mr. Plow
11-12-2012, 09:25 AM
Don't think this one has been posted yet.....cracks me up.



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JD10367
11-13-2012, 06:54 AM
Well, that should kill their iPod Touch sales being the mini is only $30 more.

Not necessarily. I love my iPod Touch, especially my newer one with the camera in it. (Not the brand-new one with the awesome camera; the cheaper last-week model.) It's small and thin enough to carry in my pocket, but versatile enough to surf the 'Net and do some website business in a pinch. Combined with my mobile hotspot, I can whip it out (no homo), check sports scores, browse CP, check my email and Facebook, upload a pic I just took, and then put it back in my pants (no homo). I have no need for an iPhone (or a pricey iPhone plan) so the Touch is great for me.

Crush
11-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Don't think this one has been posted yet.....cracks me up.


That's good. I like this one better though.

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listopencil
11-14-2012, 02:53 AM
My iMac and MacBook are still performing like they did since day one in 2008. So glad I switched after a decade of multiple PC's and laptops.

I have an eMachine T6520...still going strong...since January of 2006.

Fruit Ninja
11-14-2012, 02:58 AM
Not necessarily. I love my iPod Touch, especially my newer one with the camera in it. (Not the brand-new one with the awesome camera; the cheaper last-week model.) It's small and thin enough to carry in my pocket, but versatile enough to surf the 'Net and do some website business in a pinch. Combined with my mobile hotspot, I can whip it out (no homo), check sports scores, browse CP, check my email and Facebook, upload a pic I just took, and then put it back in my pants (no homo). I have no need for an iPhone (or a pricey iPhone plan) so the Touch is great for me.

im very dissapointed with my ipod touch right now. The fucking battery is shit and i have had it less then a freaking year. I cant do ANYTHING but listen to music on it. If i try to wifi it or play games or anything, the battery drains in like 10 min! 100-0 in about 10-15 min with wifi on and playing words with friends or using the facebook app. Downloading podcasts drains it even faster.

I can listen to music with the screen off for hours though. haha

listopencil
11-14-2012, 03:03 AM
Not necessarily. I love my iPod Touch, especially my newer one with the camera in it. (Not the brand-new one with the awesome camera; the cheaper last-week model.) It's small and thin enough to carry in my pocket, but versatile enough to surf the 'Net and do some website business in a pinch. Combined with my mobile hotspot, I can whip it out (no homo), check sports scores, browse CP, check my email and Facebook, upload a pic I just took, and then put it back in my pants (no homo). I have no need for an iPhone (or a pricey iPhone plan) so the Touch is great for me.

My cell phone does all of that.

Rausch
11-14-2012, 03:09 AM
My cell phone does all of that.

Why is that?...

listopencil
11-14-2012, 03:12 AM
Why is that?...

Because it's an Android phone?

Fish
11-14-2012, 01:03 PM
im very dissapointed with my ipod touch right now. The fucking battery is shit and i have had it less then a freaking year. I cant do ANYTHING but listen to music on it. If i try to wifi it or play games or anything, the battery drains in like 10 min! 100-0 in about 10-15 min with wifi on and playing words with friends or using the facebook app. Downloading podcasts drains it even faster.

I can listen to music with the screen off for hours though. haha

If you've had it less than a year, then you have some options. First, I'd completely back up all your data, and restore it to factory, and copy data back. If that doesn't fix it, then take it back to the Apple store and tell them what's up. Cause that's not normal. If it's less than a year old, it's still covered.

How are you charging it?
Have you completely reset it to see if that helps? You can hold the power button down for 15 seconds, which will let you power it off. You might have an app that's going crazy.

Fruit Ninja
11-14-2012, 05:57 PM
If you've had it less than a year, then you have some options. First, I'd completely back up all your data, and restore it to factory, and copy data back. If that doesn't fix it, then take it back to the Apple store and tell them what's up. Cause that's not normal. If it's less than a year old, it's still covered.

How are you charging it?
Have you completely reset it to see if that helps? You can hold the power button down for 15 seconds, which will let you power it off. You might have an app that's going crazy.

hmm.. i havent tried that. well resetting it, i did get the new OS recently though. Let me try that.

Fish
11-14-2012, 10:44 PM
hmm.. i havent tried that. well resetting it, i did get the new OS recently though. Let me try that.

Back up your shit. Right click on it in iTunes, Transfer purchases. Then right click back up.

WoodDraw
11-14-2012, 10:51 PM
My iPod Touch had the same issue. Could barely hold a charge through a run. I got it for free with my laptop, so I didn't give a shit really; I just figured it was a lemon. Then one day it went insane and I had to reset it... perfect battery life after.