You don’t have to buy some expensive DVD burning software just to archive files to disc on Mac OS X; Apple includes this functionality right in the operating system! Although the process isn’t exactly obvious (as in, ahem, Microsoft Windows), it works fine. Here’s how to burn a data DVD without using any third-party software.
It’s a familiar tale: A production company gets the green light to produce a new science fiction television series and pours their hearts into it, then the network destroys it. I’m not talking about Joss Whedon’s masterful Firefly; I’m talking about the 1987 series, Max Headroom. If you’re not familiar with the series, you may be recoiling slightly in post-traumatic 1980’s stress at the thought of Coca Cola’s overexposed pitchman being associated with anything positive. But you really ought to give it a chance. The show is simply amazing.
So yesterday we finished ripping our entire CD collection – we’ve now completed our switch to digital music at home. It’s done. It amuses me to think of the statistics: We have 11,284 tracks stored, including 279 Christmas songs and 549 kids songs! Most songs were ripped using LAME at the VBR3 setting in joint […]