In a previous post I helped you to switch your music library from iTunes to Winamp, without losing any metadata (such as last play date, play count, rating…). Now Winamp has stopped releasing new versions, some might want to switch back sooner or later. I’ve made the switch as a kind of experiment to see whether it would be possible to keep (the most valuable metadata). iTunes won’t be able to please me in the near future, but as time goes by, it might be the only easy way to sync with my old iPod Classic and iPad.
What do you need?
– Winamp 5.666 (media library required, standard Winamp installation)
– Your favorite txt notepad software with find/replace features (Notepad++, GVim, …)
– iTunes 22.214.171.124
It will please you to hear that moving the library back to iTunes is less complicated than the reverse option.
Start up Winamp
The default view has a button called ‘library’ at the bottom of the left column (media library column). Click, and choose ‘export media database’. This will create an iTunes XML library database.
Start up your favorite txt editor
Open the XML file created by Winamp in the previous step. Replace F below with the drive letter on your system. Find:
(so the only thing that needs replacement is %5 to /)
Save and close XML file
Start up iTunes
File (Alt + F) > Library > Import playlist… Choose the XML file
If you have lots of media files, this will take some time.
Video image freezes, audio rewinds 3 to 4 seconds and gets stuck in a loop.
A similar problem has been documented here: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/6600.
Unfortunately there seems to be no solution. It even happens in recent VLC distributions, like VLC Rincewind 2.1.3.
I have tried using Windows Media Player Classic (MPC), without any effect. At random intervals, with any kind of video format, video playback stops.
Quite out of the blue I found this behaviour tracing back to Intel Optimus Technology. I have two video cards: HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA Quadro K2100M controlled by Optimus. Optimus technology switches between these two GPU’s to ensure maximum battery autonomy.
When disabling Optimus in your BIOS settings, the video problem should belong to the past. This, however, isn’t an optimal solution when you rely on Optimus to get maximum battery autonomy. At this time, with the latest BIOS and Graphic drivers video playback keeps freezing with Optimus enabled. Hopefully, a driver update will fix this in the near future.
Heb je in het verleden ook steeds gebruik gemaakt van Google Bookmarks en je je altijd beklaagd dat deze niet gesynchroniseerd worden met Google Chrome en ver te zoeken zijn op je mobiele toestellen waar je ook Chrome gebruikt?
Suppose you want to password protect only one subsite e.g. ‘janedoe’, you can’t just create a ‘janedoe’ folder on your webserver with a particular .htaccess in it.
You need to create a secured environment for the virtual folder in your main .htaccess (where all other WordPress rules reside) using the following code:
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AuthName "restricted area"
Allow from all
Deny from env=SECURED
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In XAMPP you can do this by opening httpd.conf (open control panel > config > Apache (httpd.conf)) and append mod_rewrite.c:trace3 to LogLevel.
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