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Mirroring an ipad on a mac

Just bought a new iPad Pro with its fantastic (but really expensive) pencil. The best jotting tool I found is Notability. The next step is to be able to project what’s being written on the ipad on a projector. Of

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Tools for video

I had a few problems with some of the videos that were posted on iTunesU, and they lead me to discover some nice tools that may be useful in general. In first place, the videos took forever to start playing

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iTunesU without iTunes

University of Trento recently started its iTunesU site – a way for students to download lectures on ipods, ipads, iphones and compatible devices. I had the opportunity to coordinate the startup effort. Unfortunately Linux users have difficulties in accessing the

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Red5: an open source streaming server that supports Flash

last modified: Dec 16, 2009 Red5 is a free, open source Flash server that supports streaming and recording audio/video, live stream publishing and Flash remoting. There is a wiki for documenting it. It’s not very rich (it lacks an installation

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QuickTime for Java under Snow Leopard

QuickTime for Java uses a 32 bit architecture, Snow Leopard supports only 64 bits, so now compiling and running software containing the old, no more supported but still useful QuickTime for Java generates errors like this: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at … Caused

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I hate Itunes

Yes, I do. My problem is that it uses a different paradigm, and I do not have control on what it does. I understand it is meant for making life simple for people: you add stuff to Itunes (either importing

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Bugged setting Dialog in quicktime java!

date of original post on Blogger: May 22, 2008 I’ve been fighting this bug for days… When calling SGSettingsDialog() from java (the dialog that allows you to choose source, codec etc) I got a strange behavior. The dialog does not

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