I use HandBrake to create a manageable library of movies, but when there’s nothing on television, I’d like to watch some of the movies that I have on my hard drive through VLC while HandBrake is busy ripping. Can I actually do that?
Google+ is slowly becoming the new go-to social network. So much so, that you might be feeling left out of the scene because you just have no idea what's going on or what to actually use Google+ for. We put together a helpful little primer to get you started on Google's new social network, to get you all "plus one" in no time!
This week we're all about making you feel better, happier, safer, and more productive. You'll want to stretch, relax, listen to some tunes, watch some movies, and make your bucket list of places to visit, all for the low, low price of free or $0.99.
In a rather remarkable sign of the times, the embrace of modern technology sometimes appears in places you might not always expect. After the cut, check out a video of The Pope launching the official Vatican news website with his iPad.
High definition video is one of the biggest reasons to own an Apple TV. But, if your internet connection doesn’t support the bandwidth needs of HD video rentals, you’re pretty much out of luck. Fortunately, you can still rent videos in standard definition quality from Apple (and at a cheaper price, too!) on your Apple TV.
Live streams, made popular by sites like Justin.tv, have become ubiquitous in the post Web 2.0, socially-connected world. Now, Ustream hopes to change the way people interact with live streams by allowing you to place a live stream on, where else, your Facebook page. If you're itching to share your "All Bacon, All the Time" cooking show with your Facebook friends, we're here to help you.
Video technology has evolved quickly over the last ten years and, to keep pace, Apple has had to change out the video ports on Macs with roughly the same frequency that Lady Gaga changes outfits. The general state of things currently is that older standards like VGA and DVI (and their variants) are being phased out and replaced by HDMI and DisplayPort (including its variants, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt). There are still plenty of peripherals with the older ports, however, and finding the correct adapter to suit your needs can be tricky.
While we've been busy cranking out Wi-Fi hotspots, sending music and video to our Apple TVs and generally living it up wirelessly with our iOS devices, developers have been busy coding their fingers down to the bone to bring AirPlay compatibility to their applications. What's that you say? You've been too busy to check in with the iTunes App Store lately? Don't worry: Like always, Mac|Life has your back.
To make sure that AirPlay becomes a part of your glorious Mac lifestyle, we've put together a selection of seven of our favorite AirPlay compatible applications for you to use, peruse and enjoy.
Individuals who are hearing impaired rely on captions in order to understand what is being said in a video. And while YouTube has come a long way with automatic captioning in videos uploaded to their site, it is not perfect, and can often lead to more confusion when watching the videos.
Enter UniversalSubtitles.org. This project, funded by Mozilla Drumbeat, allows anyone to caption a YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, HTLM5 or H.264 video. All you need is a little time and some typing skills, and all of your videos on YouTube can be nicely subtitled. In this how-to, we'll show you how to easily subtitle your videos with UniversalSubtitles.org.