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Posts tagged as mac os x

Burning VIDEO_TS on OSX

2012-07-01 (119) by Ton Kersten, tagged as mac os x

I was trying to burn a folder with a VIDEO_TS directory onto a DVD. But in a way that it will start in a normal DVD player as well as starting automagically. And this all had to be done on Apple's OSX.

I googled a little and tried some things and this is what I can up with:

hdiutil makehybrid -udf         \
    -udf-volume-name DVD_NAME   \
    -o MY_DVD.iso               \

Make sure that /path/to/VIDEO_TS/parent/folder is the path to the folder containing the VIDEO_TS folder, not the VIDEO_TS folder itself.`

After that, the resulting MY_DVD.iso can easily be burned with burn

pdfPres package created

2012-02-04 (111) by Ton Kersten, tagged as mac os x

To present PDF slides on Linux I use pdfPres. But when I want to use this on OS X Lion, this doesn't work. So I created an OS X Lion package for pdfPres.

This is only tested on OS X Lion and it does require XQuartz.

Please, download the pdfPres package and test it.

Update to OS X Lion

2011-07-24 (105) by Ton Kersten, tagged as mac os x

Last Friday I decided it was time to update my MacBook to OS X Lion. So I went to the app-store and donated my 23.99 euros to Apple.

The download was fast, very fast, if you consider how many people where downloading at that same moment.

After the download I first made a copy of the installer files, because I read that the installer throws these files away after installation. And, of course, I made a full backup with Time Machine.

Installation went smooth, but took a very long time. Initially the installer said it would take 33 minutes, but the total time ended up to be closer to two hours.

This is what the system says now: OS X Lion

Everything is working smoothly, but I did have to reinstall VMware Fusion. This had a little USB problem, that went away after the reinstall. Some programs needed to be updated (MacPorts and some others). And, if you are using anything like Photoshop, you need to install Java. Java is not part of the Lion install (due to licensing tricks made by Oracle) but you can still download it from Apple. Just search for 'Java Lion'.