Bob Jacobson
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 20 Mar 2014
Nailed it. The new version of Videobox is amazingly fast, finds exactly the running vid that I want to capture, does away with the "phantom sound," and is rugged. The developers are right, they really came through with Videobox. Nothing compares with it for Flash-based video capture. Perfect.
[Version 4.0.5]




Bob.jacobson rated on 23 Feb 2014
[Version 4.0.4]



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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 22 Feb 2014
An old reliable, updated, that does away with all the new Apple services that too often simply don't work.
[Version 4.6]



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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 18 Feb 2014
Just wondering, two years later, if anyone has found a replacement for Visual Hub, particularly for converting and joining video files. I liked the simpler and faster Rosetta application even more, but that one bit the dust when Apple OS ceased to support it (like so many other cool applications from more user-centric days).
[Version 1.34.1]



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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 16 Feb 2014
Great app for Menu Bar opening of infinite number of applications (so it seems). I like the way the icon explodes and contracts when invoked and put away. In all ways, cool.
[Version 2.4]



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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
The new version seems less stable than the ones before. And the restart is a three-step affair to reconnect functions.

The lack of an ad-blocker is a serious issue. iTubeX is an aggressive seeker after content and in my experience, at least 20% of what it retrieves are ads. Seems it was more selective before,
[Version 9.6]


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Bob.jacobson replied on 13 Feb 2014
PD This matters less if you stick to iTube, but video is now showing up everywhere.
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Bob.jacobson replied on 23 Feb 2014
Some of the crashing had to do with settings in the Preferences, which I reset to Factory Default. I'll retry preferred settings when I have a moment.

I was looking for a way to add ad-blockers to iTubeX as extensions, but iTubeX, though built in a Safari framework, is not Safari. It's a special-purpose browser, resembling prior versions of Safari in its mid -2000s days. Is there a way to update the browser that would permit using value-add extensions, etc.?
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 20 Dec 2013
New version is faster than past versions, but of late has started crashing. Also, reproducing audio while downloading -- not on all sites, but some. On the other hand, the developers seem responsive, so we shall see.
[Version 3.9.8]


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Bob.jacobson replied on 16 Feb 2014
I agree: fewer crashes and audio seems gone. And the application seems better able to identify targets than ads. But not entirely. Good work so far.
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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 17 Dec 2013
There's a new bug revealing itself on the forums: audio cuts out when you put your Mac to sleep or otherwise disturb its functioning. People have proposed all sorts of solutions, but I found that by going to System Preferences/Sound and clicking on standard input and standard output, it brings sound back right away. Everyone's waiting for a patch.
[Version 10.9.1]



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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
[Version 10.9]



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Bob.jacobson reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.5.3]



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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 12 Dec 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.5.3]



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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 19 Nov 2013
I'm having this strange experience with Videobox 3.9.6 (the new version, but the old version did this too after I installed Mavericks): whenever I start downloading an .flv file, Videobox starts playing the audio track and keeps playing it even after I close the original website. This happens whether or not the mini-browser is invoked. I can't figure out through which application the sound is being played, but it stops (a) when a new download begins, which then begins to play; and (b) when I quit Videobox. Weird, huh?
[Version 3.9.6]


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Bob.jacobson replied on 13 Feb 2014
This remains unfixed despite a new version.

Also, the app wanders, checking every graphi on a pagec often "following" the wrong one, which kills time and seemingly is irreversible once the mini-browser pops up. You don't get your capture (though you may get another). Not fun to watch.
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Bob.jacobson replied on 20 Mar 2014
The new version 4.0.5 solved every problem stated above. Super.
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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 21 Apr 2013
I'm a longtime Synk Pro user and happy until this week, when the Synk engines for four of my 10 synchronizations refused to do more than twirl.

I requested support and am still waiting to hear back from Tony, the current owner of the franchise.

As this is critical, I set up Chronosync (which I purchased around the same time as Synk Pro, but never used) and managed the synchronizations in that fashion. However, I'd prefer real-time synchronization that Synk Pro provides, when it's working.

If anyone can tell me how to get the engines going, I'd be much obliged. Otherwise, I'm going to have to switch applications.

Bob
[Version 7.0.12]



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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 19 Oct 2012
I note both in these Comments and in the Apple Forums that there is no sure way to uninstall Soundflower from the Sound pane in System Preferences if you no longer have the application.

This is unacceptable. The developer should post a solution on its website.
[Version 1.6.5]


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Bob.jacobson replied on 19 Oct 2012
I downloaded the current .dmg and used the Uninstall script. It worked on my older version of Soundflower. It's now gone. Thank you.
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Bob.jacobson had trouble on 07 Apr 2011
Support is tremendous. The forums are informative and when needed, the staff is always ready to help.
[Version 5.2.23]



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