Tag: "mac"

How to get AC-3 5.1 surround sound on your Mac

Perian
Perian includes the a52 codec you need to decode AC-3 out from AVI or MKV files
So your hooked up your Mac to your 5.1 receiver and all you get is lousy stereo? Worry no more, decent AC-3 support is finally available for Mac OSX! In my case I have an Intel Mac Mini from 2006 hooked up to a Denon AVR-3801 via a fiber optic S/PDIF… more »

About Apple Design

"Apple's design is supposed to be the ultimate perfection in 21st century computing. We should all learn from them." I get that a lot when discussing b2evolution's user interface (which, btw, I like to think has improved significantly in version 2.0.… more »

How to improve the mouse speed on Mac OS X

Ok, I've been annoyed by this since the very first day I've been using my Mac Mini: the mouse feels weird, very weird. Broken actually!Part of my problem was the Bluetooth operating range, which I could only fix by moving the mac nearer to where I us… more »

Mac OS vs Windows font rendering

I want to recommend this post by Joel Spolski about differences in font rendering philosophy between Mac OS & Windows. I never really understood why Apple failed to render sharp fonts on screen. Now I understand the purpose. I'm still not sure… more »

AC3 codec for Intel Mac (Universal)

WOW! All this time I've been running the wrong AC3 codec on my Mac Mini! Last week, I found one that works soooo much better! To find it, I actually had to search for "a52 codec" and not "ac3 codec". Go figure! Intel version (Universal) Original… more »