Some general Leopard questions...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by duncyboy, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, all. Wonder if you'd be kind enough to help a switcher on his first day?

    1) Quicklook. Was using it earlier to listen to an album I'd got and sift through to see which tracks I want to keep and which I don't BUT- is there anyway to let Quicklook keep playing an mp3 (or any other media for that matter) even when it's not on top? Playback stops when I go to another program- any way around this?

    2) I got the pre-installed free trial of Office but don't want it- have downloaded Neo Office instead. To uninstall MS Office I just dragged the whole folder from the Applications file to the Trash- is that all I have to do?

    3) I've got the entry level iMac and love it :)
    But it is a little "Choppy" now and then- especially iPhoto. I plan on upgrading the RAM ASAP, but apart from reboots and Repairing Permissions, are there any other things I can do to speed things up?

    4) Movie files. I know there's Flip4Mac and Perian for Quicktime but I've always been fond of VLC. Anyway of getting it to show thumbnails and work in Quicklook? Or is Quicktime a better option?

    5) I can't get certain H264 files to work in Quicktime (audio, but no video)- they play fine in VLC- is Quicktime a bit fussy then?

    6) My shared folder on my HTPC over a wired network takes an age to arrive on Finder- anyway of speeding up it's discovery?

    That's all for now, I think! God I love this machine!!! :apple:
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    5. QT by default can't play alot of videos, if you want to use it, then you probably want to install some decoders like perian.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    No.

    Well, and empty the Trash, yes.

    Not really, no.

    Because Quicklook relies on OS X's frameworks (like QuickTime), you'll need plugins for it to see thumbnails/have QL work.

    Do you have Perian and Flip4Mac installed? QuickTime doesn't natively support all of H.264's profiles.

    Not really. Does it have a ton of files? Or does it just take a while to appear in the Shared column? If it's the latter, you can set up a saved entry in "Connect to Server" (Cmd+K in Finder) if you know its network path.
     

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