Author: RTAdmin

Audacity: Export audio (MP3) from MP4 file

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Please follow these steps if you start fresh:

  1. If you already have these 2 plugins configured properly, skip to the step 7
  2. Download the necessary files:
  3. Install Audacity as normal and extract all ZIP file (save it somewhere you can access it later)
  4. Open Audacity > Edit > Preference… > Libraries
  5. Locate the MP3 and FFMPEG plugins:
    • Click MP3 Library > Locate.. button > Browse… and look for the the DLL file in the LAME folder that you extracted in step 2. (lame_enc.dll)
    • Click FFmpeg Library > Locate.. button > Browse… and look for the the DLL file in the FFmpeg folder that you extracted in step 2. (avformat-55.dll)
  6. OK to save and exit Preference
  7. Open the Audacity > File > Open
  8. Select the MP4 file and let Audacity process it. Once it’s done, you will see the audio waves and you can modify if you’d like to.
  9. Select File > Export > Export as MP3 > select your preferred Bit Rate Mode > Save
  10. You are done

Now you copy this MP3 file to your USB, or fav players.

Hope this helps!

-Ricky

Get old version of macOS

When the new version of macOS comes out, the old will not show on the App Store anymore. Luckily, Apple still allows us to download older version of macOS using direct links to App Store.

  • macOS Sierra

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?ls=1&mt=12

  • macOS El Capitan

https://itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835434?mt=12

 

 

TRIM support for 3rd-party SSD on Yosemite 10.10.4

Apple supports 3rd-party SSD in its new update Yosemite 10.10.4 but it’s not enabled by default

Please follow this instruction to enable the TRIM support:

Save your works first because it will reboot the computer in order to complete.

1. Open Terminal

2. Type this command: sudo trimforce enable > Enter > Input your password if needed

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This tool force-enables TRIM for all relevant attached
devices, even though such devices may not have been validated for data
integrity while using TRIM. Use of this tool to enable TRIM may result in
unintended data loss or data corruption. It should not be used in a commercial
operating environment or with important data. Before using this tool, you
should back up all of your data and regularly back up data while TRIM is
enabled. This tool is provided on an “as is” basis. APPLE MAKES NO WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
REGARDING THIS TOOL OR ITS USE ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH YOUR DEVICES,
SYSTEMS, OR SERVICES. BY USING THIS TOOL TO ENABLE TRIM, YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE
EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, USE OF THE TOOL IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND
THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND
EFFORT IS WITH YOU.

3. Are you sure you wish to proceed (y/N)? y > Enter
4. Your system will immediately reboot when this is complete.
Is this OK (y/N)? y > Enter

Source: AppleInsider

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 and Sleep mode in Windows 7

Recently I upgraded my system to LGA2011 CPU and used Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 F20 motherboard. I used to have problem with sleep mode in Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I tried everything with no luck at all.

All the sudden, I think my PCI sound card (Audigy ZS2) may cause the sleep problem?!? Yep, I took it out and the sleep mode is now working like it should.

If anyone has the same problem like me, you can try to take some add-on cards out 🙂

Remember, before you do anything, check the Gigabyte’s website for latest BIOS update.

Hope this helps,

Ricky

Disable Ads in uTorrent

If you have downloaded something from P2P website, you might come cross the uTorrent application, it’s a tiny P2P client for most of operating systems. I’m running uTorrent 3.3.2.

Originally, it doesn’t come with ads. Now, it does have ads and sometime you just hate them.

This will show you how to disable them. This guide is for Windows users but it may work for Mac users as well (need to confirm).

1st, Open uTorrent application

2nd, go to Options > Preferences > Advanced

3rd, you will type the following, one by one, in the empty box next to Filter:

offer

then look for,

offers.left_rail_offer_enabled — set value=False

offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled — set value=False

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Next, type:

upsell

then look for,

gui.show_plus_upsell — set value=False

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Click OK when you finished.

Close (X) all the windows, make sure you right-click on the uTorrent’s icon on Taskbar and select Exit.

Open uTorrent application again. Woah, no more ads.

Hope this helps,

Ricky

Source: LifeHacker