Computer Technical Support Thread

Discuss everything from the latest motor racing sims, to the oldest arcade racing games, whatever takes your fancy!
Post Reply
User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27825
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Re: Computer Technical Support Thread

Post by kals » 1 year ago

Latest post of the previous page:

SB83 wrote:
1 year ago
kals wrote:
1 year ago
Can anyone recommend any alternatives to VLC media player please? @SB83 recommended a program a few years ago which supports more media file types than VLC, but I can't find it anywhere on the forum and it's not on my current PC.
It's the second program on the link Erwin posted (Pot player) but I had stopped using it as latter versions of the program started installing all sorts of dangerous garbage without your permission.
Ok thanks, good to know

User avatar
Antonov
I am Stefan GP
I am Stefan GP
Posts: 11638
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Tobias
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1
Favourite Racing Car: MP4/13 ; F40
Favourite Driver: M. Hakkinen
Favourite Circuit: Some shitty street circuit
Car(s) Currently Owned: VW Golf GTI
Location: home

Post by Antonov » 6 months ago

is it really impossible to play .mp4 from an USB to iPad?

I enquired this in my nearest Apple store, and they claimed it is not possible - no such 'transformator' exists.

I'd love to watch some of my .mp4s on my iPad, and that seemed the easiest/ most convenient way.

Michkov
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 795
Joined: 13 years ago

Post by Michkov » 6 months ago

Play or move? In the end it's a file so you should be able to move the file to the ipad, if an ipad can play mp4s is another question.

User avatar
Antonov
I am Stefan GP
I am Stefan GP
Posts: 11638
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Tobias
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1
Favourite Racing Car: MP4/13 ; F40
Favourite Driver: M. Hakkinen
Favourite Circuit: Some shitty street circuit
Car(s) Currently Owned: VW Golf GTI
Location: home

Post by Antonov » 6 months ago

good point. how to move files from the pc to the ipad. I believe Apple has a VLC player app, which should give options.

User avatar
erwin greven
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 14947
Joined: 14 years ago
Real Name: Erwin Greven
Favourite Motorsport: Endurance Racing
Favourite Racing Car: Lancia Delta 038 S4 Group B
Favourite Driver: Ronnie Peterson
Favourite Circuit: Nuerburgring Nordschleife
Car(s) Currently Owned: Renault Clio 1.2 2003
Location: Stadskanaal, Groningen
Contact:

Post by erwin greven » 6 months ago

Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
DJ at www.metalmessiahradio.com *** Every Tuesday 1pm - 4pm EST.

User avatar
PTRACER
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 36633
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Paul
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1
Favourite Racing Car: Lotus 49
Favourite Driver: Gilles Villeneuve, James Hunt
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife
Location: U.K.
Contact:

Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

I had a horrible moment yesterday.

My external hard drive containing ALL the videos I ever captured for this forum fell on the floor. The power and USB connectors were ripped off the SATA-to-USB circuit board. I thought I could take the board off and connect the drive to the PC without it, but it turns out a chip on this board encrypts all the data, so the entire drive and all its contents were completely inaccessible and seemingly not recoverable.

Luckily some incredibly super smart guy online has found that the encryption key is stored somewhere on the HDD and if you use Linux and a bunch of commands, then you can rip the key, decrypt the drive, mount it under Linux and copy the files to another place. Which is what I was doing now via a Virtual Machine.

I'm so, so relieved as I don't have another copy of these anywhere...
King of the Race Track, Destroyer of Tyres, Breaker of Lap Records

User avatar
Cheeveer
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 11423
Joined: 13 years ago
Location: 24 hours from Le Mans

Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

Shit, that is lucky/unlucky. Glad you could recover it.

Meanwhile, I have been busy building a new PC. Using some parts from my old one, it turned out like this:

MSI B450 Gaming Plus motherboard
Ryzen 5 2600 CPU
16GB RAM
500GB SSD harddrive

and with that my old nVidia GTX 760 GPU that I plan to upgrade soon.

should be alright for a while. And it all worked first time booting it! Really happy with that.
***Some say you should live each day like it was your last... but who wants to live each day in wild panic and extreme death anxiety?

The universe, look at the hugeness of it... it is a dizzying thought that little ol' me is the centre of it all!***

User avatar
PTRACER
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 36633
Joined: 15 years ago
Real Name: Paul
Favourite Motorsport: Formula 1
Favourite Racing Car: Lotus 49
Favourite Driver: Gilles Villeneuve, James Hunt
Favourite Circuit: Nordschleife
Location: U.K.
Contact:

Post by PTRACER » 1 month ago

Cheeveer wrote:
1 month ago
Shit, that is lucky/unlucky. Glad you could recover it.

Meanwhile, I have been busy building a new PC. Using some parts from my old one, it turned out like this:

MSI B450 Gaming Plus motherboard
Ryzen 5 2600 CPU
16GB RAM
500GB SSD harddrive

and with that my old nVidia GTX 760 GPU that I plan to upgrade soon.

should be alright for a while. And it all worked first time booting it! Really happy with that.
Sounds cool. What card you thinking of going for next?
King of the Race Track, Destroyer of Tyres, Breaker of Lap Records

User avatar
Cheeveer
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Member
Posts: 11423
Joined: 13 years ago
Location: 24 hours from Le Mans

Post by Cheeveer » 1 month ago

Something like a GTX 1xxx with a lot of graphics memory. Don't need anything super-flash as I am only doing racing games pretty much. But it needs to load big fields in Automobilista or rFactor 2 cleanly.

https://www.netonnet.se/art/datorkompon ... 7428.8989/

https://www.netonnet.se/art/datorkompon ... 6820.8989/

Maybe?
***Some say you should live each day like it was your last... but who wants to live each day in wild panic and extreme death anxiety?

The universe, look at the hugeness of it... it is a dizzying thought that little ol' me is the centre of it all!***

User avatar
kals
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator
Posts: 27825
Joined: 11 years ago
Real Name: Kieran
Favourite Motorsport: F1..BTCC..MotoGP
Favourite Racing Car: Benetton B189
Favourite Circuit: Donington Park
Location: New Jersey

Post by kals » 1 week ago

Anyone have any VPN recommendations? Thinking of getting one but not sure which. Keep seeing special offers for NordVPN (3 years at just over $100), so thinking of going that direction.

Post Reply