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Mark Sayers
2004-11-21, 07:42
Please oh please help this man!

I am soooo desperate to get this working on a mac.

Go Daniel Go!!!




On 21/11/04 9:14 AM, "Daniel Cohen" <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com> wrote:

> As I mentioned in another post, I have now succeeded in getting
> mplayer for Mac OS X, and am almost ready to try AlienBBC.
>
> But I still have a few questions.
>
> Does one actually need to compile alienstream any more? I take it the
> instructions are out of date, as even if alienstream is needed, it is
> included in AlienBBC now.
>
> Where exactly should the cook codec from RealPlayer be put? Is it
> actually to go in a folder called "unknown"? As far as I can see,
> there is no need to use the Terminal to put it in the right place,
> simple drag-and-drop should be enough.
>
> Once downloaded and unpacked, one has a folder called alienbbc0.10
> containing alienstream, transcoderproxy.pl (I've forgotten what the
> keystroke for the underscore is), and a folder called Plugins. Does
> the whole alienbbc0.10 folder go into my main Plugins folder, do put
> the individual plugins into that folder, do I put alienbbc's Plugins
> folder itself into my main Plugins folder, or what? What exactly goes
> where?
>
> Is the HTML::Parser module still needed?
>
> Once I've got everything in the right place and working, I will be
> able to write an alternative set of instructions. I can see ways of
> using the Mac and Fink GUIs to make installation a lot easier than
> your instructions.

Daniel Cohen
2004-11-21, 09:29
On 21/11/04 at 2:42 pm +0000, Mark Sayers wrote
>Please oh please help this man!
>
>I am soooo desperate to get this working on a mac.
>
>Go Daniel Go!!!
>
>
>
>
>On 21/11/04 9:14 AM, "Daniel Cohen" <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>> As I mentioned in another post, I have now succeeded in getting
>> mplayer for Mac OS X, and am almost ready to try AlienBBC.
>>
> > But I still have a few questions.

While you are waiting for me to get responses to my questions and
report on whether I have the whole thing working, I suggest you begin
by installing Fink. Go to http://fink.sourceforge.net. What you get
includes FinkCommander, a GUI for downloading and installing a whole
lot of interesting packages. You will need (strictly, perhaps, not
"need", but it will make things a whole lot easier) this for getting
the packages that AlienBBC needs, and you may well find other things
of interest to you. For instance, basic system management is dealt
with behind the scenes by something called cron which performs tasks
at scheduled times. But it doesn't perform these tasks if the machine
is shutdown or asleep at the scheduled time. Using Fink, one can get
a variant called anacron that checks for missed tasks and performs
them.
--
Daniel Cohen