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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 01-10-2014, 14:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,608
Posted By cp2
I appreciate that this is not quite relevant to...

I appreciate that this is not quite relevant to someone who is looking to connect existing equipment but would a network attached storage device (NAS) be a better approach?
Granted the drives have to...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 12-09-2014, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By cp2
I really should pass on this. I bought software...

I really should pass on this. I bought software capable of handling HD video as well as SD and it has been a while since I made this change. I use VideoReDo which, whilst I think is still available...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 12-09-2014, 20:44
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By cp2
I only mentioned the possible need to split files...

I only mentioned the possible need to split files because in the past I have used a variety of dvd authoring software and makeMKV wasn't able to separate some files presumably because the authoring...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 12-09-2014, 12:21
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By cp2
Try MakeMKV which is effectively free. This...

Try MakeMKV which is effectively free.
This should read the dvd and output separate mkv files for each film.
Depending upon the way the disc is authored there is a possibility that it will only see...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-08-2014, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By cp2
You should also consider Bluray players. Many...

You should also consider Bluray players. Many have DLNA support and will play files from usb sticks and drives. And they play discs!
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 04-08-2014, 22:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By cp2
It's not just software that you need to consider....

It's not just software that you need to consider. I discovered that there wasn't a manufacturer supplied 64 bit driver for my scanner.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 31-07-2014, 19:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By cp2
Concerning the comment that automatic updating...

Concerning the comment that automatic updating will always ask you if additional permissions are required I found this in a search:

From the support.google.com page on "review app...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 31-07-2014, 12:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By cp2
App permissions - am I too paranoic?

I have unticked the automatic update option on most of my apps, in particular ones that I don't use (I would quite happily uninstall Facebook, Twitter, Google+ but cannot unless I root my...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 06-07-2014, 19:56
Replies: 11
Views: 3,555
Posted By cp2
I'm getting these messages whilst browsing...

I'm getting these messages whilst browsing Digital Spy. I understand that it is down to poor application of adverts.
Oh, Adblocker Plus no longer works on the latest Android release.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 03-07-2014, 19:12
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By cp2
Is it a usb3 Drive? Have you applied any Windows...

Is it a usb3 Drive?
Have you applied any Windows updates to your computer? Maybe your usb drivers have been updated.
Have you tried the drive in a different usb port, ideally one that will be on a...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 09-06-2014, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By cp2
How big is the drive? I am aware of issues with...

How big is the drive? I am aware of issues with usb caddies and drives over 2tb.
Where was the drive when it was formatted - in the pc or whilst in the caddy?
Is there a drive letter clash between...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 07-06-2014, 21:26
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By cp2
Nested Excel functions can get quite complicated...

Nested Excel functions can get quite complicated and difficult to read.
In such cases I create user defined functions which allow you to use the Excel version of Visual Basic. You can then use CASE,...
Forum: Freeview+ Recorders 29-05-2014, 14:58
Replies: 2,420
Views: 377,136
Posted By cp2
Just ordered and received a refurbished DTR...

Just ordered and received a refurbished DTR -Z500HD from Richer Sounds for 39.95. Looks in decent condition but I had to upgrade the firmware to get sound on iPlayer. That's been out for a while...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-05-2014, 19:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By cp2
Nice to hear that it is working without further...

Nice to hear that it is working without further fiddling about.
Certainly not an option that I would seriously contemplate as my pc motherboard/ processor was bought overclocked and I may have...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 06-05-2014, 18:16
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By cp2
Just thought I'd add a recent experience to...

Just thought I'd add a recent experience to underline the flakiness of usb3 implementation in Windows 7.
A couple of days ago I had what looked like a major pc crash and my pc wouldn't boot from my c...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 01-05-2014, 13:05
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By cp2
Deleted: must type faster! Already answered.

Deleted: must type faster! Already answered.
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 14:28
Replies: 54
Views: 7,016
Posted By cp2
I received the cable this morning and hooked it...

I received the cable this morning and hooked it up to the socket on the motherboard. After taking the effort to actually read the service bulletin instructions I was able to update the firmware and...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 30-04-2014, 12:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,962
Posted By cp2
It seems to be slightly worse than that. A...

It seems to be slightly worse than that. A relative of mine bought a Pipo from China. He didn't root it but Sky Go didn't work on it. It appears that it not only checks whether your tablet has been...
Forum: Technical 26-04-2014, 17:31
Replies: 54
Views: 7,016
Posted By cp2
Thanks. I'll order it and give it a try. There...

Thanks. I'll order it and give it a try. There was a warning about plug orientation in the reviews section of the link. At worst I have a 50/50 chance.
Forum: Technical 26-04-2014, 16:22
Replies: 54
Views: 7,016
Posted By cp2
I've opened up my Technika box and found the usb...

I've opened up my Technika box and found the usb header socket as per Derek_bennetts 1st photo.
My initial thought was to pop down to Maplin and buy a usb header plate rather than disturb my pc (it's...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 24-04-2014, 12:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By cp2
Is this a usb3 device?(you mentioned a...

Is this a usb3 device?(you mentioned a "proprietary" connection, usb3 brought new usb connectors).
I had a usb3 drive that wasn't recognised until I downloaded and installed Intel usb3 drivers....
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-04-2014, 17:55
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By cp2
There are a number of startup over-rides...

There are a number of startup over-rides available if you start Outlook from the command line. I have used one myself when my personalised screen layout or "view" became corrupted.
Search "outlook...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 14-04-2014, 07:27
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By cp2
It still is! I'm still using it on my Win7 64 pc....

It still is!
I'm still using it on my Win7 64 pc. Had to do a fresh install and at first it wouldn't work. It needed an update patch which seemed to be no longer available. However, it is still used...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 13-04-2014, 19:41
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By cp2
Kai's Photo Soap. My first photo editer but 16...

Kai's Photo Soap. My first photo editer but 16 bit so defunct on my 64 bit OS. Power Goo was pretty good too.
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 06-04-2014, 09:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By cp2
I bought the Xperia Z tablet because: It had a...

I bought the Xperia Z tablet because:
It had a 10" screen which is the size I wanted
It wasn't Apple
It had a MicroSD card socket
It had decent resolution
It seemed a safe bet for compatibility with...
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