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Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:09:28 pm »
In a attempt to support Mac users with a Mede8er I create this post.

Personally I am not a Mac user, but I know several are around here.
Contribute to other Mac users and post your tips and tricks specially for the usage of a Mede8er in combination with a Mac here.

regards,
Maasbommel

PS. ONLY place tips and NO questions here. Questions will be removed as this is only a Tips section and we need to keep it readable.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 07:16:27 pm by Maasbommel »
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 07:11:09 pm »
Tip 1]

As YamJToMede8er is only running on a Microsoft Windows PC, here a good alternative for a movie scraper on the Mac:

Try DuneX:

http://translate.google.nl/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homecinema-fr.com%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D1182%26t%3D29941763&act=url
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 07:21:17 pm »
All the info for DuneX in english who supports Mede8er from version 0.8.2 (now is in 0.8.6) here:
http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26450
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 07:34:01 pm by macuser »
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 07:27:50 pm »
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 07:30:03 pm »
Playback is a shereware but excellent UPnP program:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31698/playback
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 07:32:58 pm »
NFS Manager is a gui for easy sharing from mac to Mede8er with NFS:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5984/nfs-manager
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 08:46:17 pm »
MKVtoolnix is a free program if you want to remove audio languages,subtitles etc from mkv file to save space in your hard disk.It does not touch your video and you don't lost quality:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16837/mkvtoolnix
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 06:59:33 pm »
New Mede8er users on a Mac : you need to install an NTFS driver on your Mac - without this you cannot access the device from your Mac.

Example link :

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/ntfs3g.html

If this link gets outdated or dies, just run a Google search on "ntfs driver mac" and you'll find what you need.
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 01:15:20 am »
It seems that from version 4.0.4 you can put a HFS+ formatted drive in the mede8er and it works....
Even also when you connect your mede8er by usb to your Mac.
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 10:35:51 am »
It seems that from version 4.0.4 you can put a HFS+ formatted drive in the mede8er and it works....
Even also when you connect your mede8er by usb to your Mac.

Please make sure you are 110% happy with V4 before doing this. It makes changing back to V3 more difficult than it would be otherwise. It might take time to find a V4 issue you can't live with, so don't make the decsion too early. We do have a few posters who have given up on V4 for the moment becuase of issues they can't live with.
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2011, 10:45:29 am »
Mede8er not visible in Finder, even though NAS is turned on? Click Go and Connect to Server. Now select Mede8er. You need to select Guest to get access. You can automate this process as follows (its easier than it looks, trust me  ;) :

Open Applications > Automator
Select new Service.
In the top of the screen choose Service receives selected FILES AND FOLDERS in FINDER.
In the library on the left, select Files and Folders. Drag the item Get Specified Servers into the workflow area.
Click Add and specify the server address exactly as follows: smb://guest:@mede8er
(This way you can log in as a guest without specifying username or (empty) password fields etc.)
Click OK.
From the Library on the left, drag the item Connect to Servers into the workflow, beneath the Get Specified Servers item.
The workflow is now complete. Click File > Save As... and name it something like: Connect to Mede8er.

To access your new service easily, you can do the following:
Open your System Preferences > Keyboard and select Services. Under Files and Folders you will now see the service "Connect to Mede8er". Make sure to check the box.
You can now right-click on any file or folder in Finder, and the option to Connect to Mede8er will be there!
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Audio: coax digital output > JBL DSC 500 Surround Receiver
Audio setting: SPDIF Passthrough / Night mode OFF
Video: HDMI output > Samsung UE55C6700
Video setting: 1080P 60Hz, 24Hz OFF, 16:9
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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011, 06:32:28 pm »
Hidden Cleaner It deletes the hidden files OS X creates like .DS_Store, etc free program and Lion ready
http://kerosene.free.fr/
Optoma HD80,Sharp LC-52DH65E, Mede8er MED1000X3D 3 TB WD green HDD -> with ethernet cat 6 to Time Capsule 3 TB, Marantz NR 1602,Apple TV2,Dune HD Duo, LG HR550, Pace DS-831,Roister HT-3300

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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 01:25:23 pm »
Hidden Cleaner It deletes the hidden files OS X creates like .DS_Store, etc free program and Lion ready
http://kerosene.free.fr/

Sorry to post a question here, but where did you get the idea this is Lion ready? The latest update 2.1 is from 25 april 2010...
Mede8er MED500X V4
HD: Western Digital WD20EARS 2.0TB, formatted using Mede8er
Audio: coax digital output > JBL DSC 500 Surround Receiver
Audio setting: SPDIF Passthrough / Night mode OFF
Video: HDMI output > Samsung UE55C6700
Video setting: 1080P 60Hz, 24Hz OFF, 16:9
Media Source: Hardwired to Sitecom WL-351 > Macbook Pro (wireless)
NAS Mode: ON

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Re: Tips for Mac Users? Post them here!
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 03:34:42 pm »
Because it works with Lion without a problem
Optoma HD80,Sharp LC-52DH65E, Mede8er MED1000X3D 3 TB WD green HDD -> with ethernet cat 6 to Time Capsule 3 TB, Marantz NR 1602,Apple TV2,Dune HD Duo, LG HR550, Pace DS-831,Roister HT-3300

Sharp LC-42SB55E,  Mede8er MED400X2,Yamaha YSP 800,Samsung BD C5900,Dune Lite 53D,Apple TV3

MacBook Pro, MacBook & MacPro, latest Lion OS

WD MyBookWorld II 2TB NAS Server