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Sep
24
comment How to find the stream behind a Flash player
Thanks @cipricus
Aug
29
comment How do I enable 2-sided printing with a Xerox DocuPrint laser printer?
Thanks @Hennes, done. :-)
Jul
5
comment FFMPEG DirectShow: Could not run filter
I'm getting the same error with my capture device. Still haven't solved it. :-(
Jun
2
comment Magnet turns display off?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_switch for more info ;-)
Feb
10
comment How to open existing VMs in VirtualBox?
Yes, I had errors like this because some of my machines were based on snapshots of VMDK images. My eventual solution was to create a new blank machine with the root VMDK attached, then create another blank machine with the VMDK snapshot attached, and then finally I could double-click my VBOX file and it would load without errors.
Feb
10
comment How to open existing VMs in VirtualBox?
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to allow you to drop a VMDK on the Virtual Media Manager window in VirtualBox 4.3.6 on Windows. :-(
Feb
10
comment How to open existing VMs in VirtualBox?
Doesn't seem to work in VirtualBox 4.3.6 on Windows. Won't allow me to drop anything on the window. :-(
Feb
8
comment How to merge audio and video file in ffmpeg
There's a decent article here that might be helpful too... cfc.kizzx2.com/index.php/muxing-audio-and-video-with-ffmpeg
Dec
4
comment Issue with Ivan Heckman's allSnap
Yeah, I love that app too. Appears to work fine in Windows 8.1 though, have not noticed an issue yet. Just have to ensure I run both the 32 and 64bit versions together.
Nov
11
comment How do I resolve the error “The local device name is already in use.”?
Yep. Think in my case the remote computer (a Mac) had gone into sleep mode or something.
Jul
28
comment Is there a video player with speed control that does not affect the audio pitch?
Couldn't work out how to do it in MPC-HC, but VLC works great! :-)
Jul
13
comment Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive?
Note: SFTP Net Drive and NetDrive are actually different products. The former one mentioned here works quite nicely, thanks!
Jul
13
comment Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive?
Yeah, but $70 is a bit steep! Trial only lasts 20 days.
Jun
16
comment How to sync Apple Address Book with Windows Live Contacts?
Argh. So disappointing. Can't believe there isn't a way to do it. :-(
Nov
17
comment What determines the quality of a video
Bjorn, I think izx is probably right. Bits per pixel is probably the closest thing you'll get to an accurate comparison between videos. I believe videos encoded at the same quality will have a similar BPF even if they have different framerates and resolutions, even though their total bitrate will be completely different.
Nov
17
comment How to completely disable the Windows 7 taskbar?
Ah! My mistake. Totally correct, Ctrl+Shift+ESC.
Nov
16
comment How to completely disable the Windows 7 taskbar?
Yep, this works great for deploying applications in "kiosk-mode". But you still have access to the task manager (Ctrl+Esc) for launching other apps or shutting down the PC.
Aug
8
comment Formatting a comma-delimited CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string
it's a PHP script that exports a database table. CSV is probably the easiest to work with, but you're correct, I could probably produce an XLS with the help of some open-source code, or even just an HTML table which I think from past experience produces reasonable results in Excel (allows colours & formatting etc., but not sure about data-types).
Aug
8
comment Formatting a comma-delimited CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string
@PriceChild, the point of my original question (that I didn't really explain very well) was actually how to format the CSV to make it as easy as possible for users. And so this is the answer I found myself and wanted to post. DMA57361 actually brought a helpful correction too, thanks!
Aug
8
comment Formatting a comma-delimited CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string
Excellent answer DMA57361, thanks for all the detail. What I didn't really mention in my question was that I'm writing a script that exports data to Excel, so I was trying to prevent users from having to jump through confusing options like this. But voted you up anyway. :-)