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  2008-11-07 07:25:12 PM
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  2008-11-08 10:46:51 AM
Another question;

From what I understand, there is a limit to the amount of stuff you can put in a folder in Windows XP.

I have a folder on my desktop that I keep all my media in- pictures, music, etc., it's divided into four more sub-folders, which are divided into subfolders where appropriate. All in all, there is about 17gb in that folder... am I reaching this limit, or does the limit not exist, or does the limit not apply as long as it's all divided into smaller sub-folders?
 
  2008-11-08 10:37:50 PM
I don't believe there is a size limit for folders in XP. I could be wrong, and most often am, I just came here to say that Steam is having a sale for audiosurf (very addicting music puzzle game) for $3. I encourage everyone to buy it, the game is freakin' sweet!
 
  2008-11-08 10:38:23 PM
Yeah the limit's only for stuff in the root of a directory
 
  2008-11-08 10:39:09 PM
oh, and it's the number of things, not the size
 
  2008-11-09 03:23:51 AM
gayb: FuturePastNow: Sleep is quite useful for laptops. You put them to sleep, throw them in a bag. Almost instant restart, just open the lid and it's ready to go.

That's true. Forgot about laptops. I wish the wireless connection would go to "sleep" and come back on as fast.


It does on my machine, flick the switch on/off, connects before I can try to refresh it. I have vista though, maybe that's it. (also a laptop, and decently new)

I feel retarded for not knowing this, and even more so for asking it here...anyone know anything about the Little Big Planet extra costumes? I didn't even know there was a pre-order bonus...I really want the Nariko and Kratos skins. A friend let me try the promo code for Nariko...doesn't work anymore :(
Are they planning to let people download/buy them later? I really want them...it sucks, I bought LBP, GoW and Heavenly sword...

/I guess it's geeky enough...
 
  2008-11-09 05:14:16 PM
FAT has a limit on the number of files in the filesystem's root directory. I don't think NTFS has the same restriction.

Neither one has a limit on the number of files in any other directory.

Files larger than 2 GB (or is it 4 GB?) aren't supported on FAT32, at least on XP. NTFS doesn't have that problem either.

Most systems today can't boot from a partition larger than 2 TB. That's going to become a bigger problem now that 1.5 TB disks are shipping.
 
  2008-11-09 07:09:21 PM
 
  2008-11-09 08:12:14 PM
Hey Fark Tech Geeks:

I've got Speakeasy as my ISP-- love them, very reliable. Speedtest.net reports my download speed at 676 kb/s. However, downloading through steam, I never get above 168 kb/s. Does Steam self-limit it's downloads? I couldn't find any documentation on this.

Thanks in advance.

By the way, Nvidia's latest geforce driver (178.24_geforce_winxp_32bit_english_whql) left my GPU underpowered, unable to function after doing voltage tuning. It also caused a lot of artifacting in Warmhammer Online and a big slowdown in Maya. Recommend caution.
 
  2008-11-10 12:20:25 AM
I'm running 180.42, and it's good
 
  2008-11-10 02:08:12 AM
Obdicut: Hey Fark Tech Geeks:

I've got Speakeasy as my ISP-- love them, very reliable. Speedtest.net reports my download speed at 676 kb/s. However, downloading through steam, I never get above 168 kb/s. Does Steam self-limit it's downloads? I couldn't find any documentation on this.


Steam downloads from hosted weird servers. You're gonna be limited by that. I usually get my full 1 MBps, but depending on the steam content server I can get annoyingly low. You might just be downloading during high traffic times? I've twice caught TF2 updates within a few hours of being released. Verrrry slow. And like 10 servers tops are actually up for an hour or more...
 
  2008-11-10 10:49:16 AM
Grrr, having wireless trouble with my school connection-what steps do I go through to troubleshoot in Vista? I can't seem to connect properly to my school's WPA2 connection (which always worked before), but the second I open my tablet in my room it's online with my WEP wireless, so it's not the wireless card I think. When I'm in class/wherever it tries to connect automatically, but alternates from no connection to limited to local only to internet and local (with a clock by the symbol?). I tried the diagnose function and reset the wireless adapter (didn't work) gave up on the diagnose thing after that cause I was in class. It DOES seem to connect a little, because it loaded the plain text frontpage of fark, but gagged on everything else.


Are there steps I should try to troubleshoot on my end, or should I contact the school's IT dep?
 
  2008-11-10 04:10:40 PM
Anyone got experience with ffserver / ffmpeg / streaming live video?
 
  2008-11-10 05:17:10 PM
wyrlss: Halp me i want linux on a flash drive oh god i a m no t good with computer

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  2008-11-10 06:35:07 PM
nosajghoul
Anyone got experience with ffserver / ffmpeg / streaming live video?

I played around with it for a few hours a couple of months ago.
I tried to stream TV from my TV card (Linux, ivtv driver) to
a) a Windows client
b) through another server on the internet with bigger pipes than my ADSL

It wasn't that difficult to configure, there are example configs that don't need many adjustments.

But I had lots of difficulties getting that live-from-TV-card stream stable - the trouble was finding and configuring a video/audio codec combination that
a) would work with the crappy, codec-challenged Windows client I had AND
b) didn't crash the encoder

IIRC Real video and flv were the only ones that kind of worked; but the instability and the problems with other codes might have had something to do with my system or the on-the-fly encoding from a /dev/video device, so YMMV.
 
  2008-11-10 07:17:28 PM
Obdicut: Hey Fark Tech Geeks:

I've got Speakeasy as my ISP-- love them, very reliable. Speedtest.net reports my download speed at 676 kb/s. However, downloading through steam, I never get above 168 kb/s. Does Steam self-limit it's downloads? I couldn't find any documentation on this.

Thanks in advance.

By the way, Nvidia's latest geforce driver (178.24_geforce_winxp_32bit_english_whql) left my GPU underpowered, unable to function after doing voltage tuning. It also caused a lot of artifacting in Warmhammer Online and a big slowdown in Maya. Recommend caution.


I've also noticed some wonky shiat with the new geforce drivers on my 8600GTS. after a few reboots and normal use it seems to be stable though.
 
  2008-11-13 03:30:09 PM
Ugh, having another problem.

I bought Call of Duty 5- and it brought out the worst in my sound system...

I'm using the onboard sound of an abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI motherboard, and some knock-off speakers from Staples.

Now, there is a constant hum from my speakers, but in order to hear it, you either have to jack up the volume, leave a cellphone within a few inches of them, or hold them within an inch of your ears. During normal playback of music and movies, it is pretty much impossible to hear the humming noise.

However, when I play Call of Duty 5, it is there, it is constant, and it is quite irritating. While other sounds play normally, they are sometimes hard to hear over the humming.

I thought at first it would be interference- I moved power cords away from the speaker cables, and it made very little difference. I changed the jacks from the one on the case to the one on the mobo, it made very little to no difference. I played with the equalizer on the realtech control panel- no difference. I played with the volumes thinking that maybe it was distortion from too high of a volume- while the noise is now more quiet outside of the game, it's almost worse in the game. My drivers are up to date according to Microsoft, should I check abit, or realtek for new drivers? Could this be a driver issue?
 
  2008-11-13 07:08:16 PM
TehNacho:
I bought Call of Duty 5-


It's called Call Of Duty: World at War. It is most certainly not CoD5.

Now, make sure the sound options (in the game) are set to two-speakers and not 5.1 if it's not a 5.1 system. Possibly try disabling EAX. Otherwise, go buy some decent speakers.
 
  2008-11-13 07:35:53 PM
No_47: TehNacho:
I bought Call of Duty 5-

It's called Call Of Duty: World at War. It is most certainly not CoD5.

Now, make sure the sound options (in the game) are set to two-speakers and not 5.1 if it's not a 5.1 system. Possibly try disabling EAX. Otherwise, go buy some decent speakers.


Call of Duty 5... sound's pretty damned good to me ;)

Course, Call of Duty 3 doesn't really count, cause it really sucked. So maybe instead of Modern Warfare being Call Of Duty 4, Call of Duty 5 would be Call of Duty 4. But then again, Call of Duty 2 came after United Offensive, which would make it Call of Duty 3 not two (even though United Offensive was an expansion, it contained enough content, IMHO, to consider it a sequel). Though, looking at it objectively, I think Call of Duty 5 is a lot like Call of Duty 4, so, maybe it should be Call of Duty 4, number 2.

But, the short of it is that changing the speaker settings does not seem to have worked. Even though there are buttons to change the settings, they cannot be pressed and the game tells you to change the settings in Windows and then restart the game.
 
  2008-11-13 10:32:27 PM
At best it's a Call of Duty 4 Mod made by a two-bit company.
 
  2008-11-13 10:33:22 PM
Know how to change the speaker settings in Windows?

Control Panel - > Sounds or something
 
  2008-11-14 02:22:53 PM
what version of Windows?

in XP it's Control Panel -> Sounds and Multimedia
 
  2008-11-14 05:29:01 PM
I've been using Prime95 to stress test a couple of Processors and some RAM here at work, but my boss asked me about a program/util to stress test a Hard Drive. i couldn't think of anything offhand, anyone know of anything good (and preferably free)?
 
  2008-11-14 06:19:44 PM
Most hard drive manufacturers have diagnostic tools on their websites
 
  2008-11-14 09:03:51 PM
No_47: Know how to change the speaker settings in Windows?

Control Panel - > Sounds or something


Oh yeah, I did that, but it's still making the noise. I had to do that several times with my first Dell, because they insisted that it had to do with a speaker setting, turns out it was a faulty pile of crap computer.
 
  2008-11-15 05:22:24 PM
another stupid question that won't be answered .... but what do i need to hook up the pc to the flatscreen tv?
 
  2008-11-15 07:44:01 PM
crunchief: another stupid question that won't be answered .... but what do i need to hook up the pc to the flatscreen tv?

Depends on the PC and the TV.

Many hi def flatscreen TV's have an HDMI hookup just like a flatscreen monitor. Connect them with a cable and you're good to go... unless you have a TV tuner card in your computer, which I would have to assume that is quite a bit different (never done either of these though).

I have a TV which has S-Video out (it's an older CRT) and a lot of cards ship with an S-Video out port and card, so all I have to do is use an S-Video cable to connect the two (I've done this a lot, and the video quality is not so bueno).
 
  2008-11-16 04:04:33 PM
Oh, turns out that it's a DVI to HDMI cable.
 
  2008-11-16 07:40:46 PM
I specifically bought a TV with a VGA input.
 
  2008-11-16 07:58:33 PM
TehNacho: Oh, turns out that it's a DVI to HDMI cable.

Heh. I bought a 24" monitor earlier this year. The box said HDMI and DVI... turned out to be an HDMI port on the monitor and a DVI-HDMI cable.

Oh well. It was a really good deal.
 
  2008-11-16 08:27:21 PM
maybe i should have asked about a site that would explain the compatabilaties and connections and any cards i may need, i'm running win xp w/ p/4 proc. and the tv is panasonic 32"
 
  2008-11-17 12:42:07 AM
Do you know what sort of video card you have and what sort of inputs the TV has?
 
  2008-11-17 08:50:06 AM
Anyone know a gesture control app...thingy? IDK if it's even something you can do, but something that lets you use mouse gestures (pen gestures akshully) to open programs and stuff?

I wuv Vista's penflicks, but I only get 8 flicks
 
  2008-11-17 01:31:07 PM
videocard = geoforce 6200 , the tv has both hdmi and s vdeo jacks
 
  2008-11-17 01:35:57 PM
The 6200 should have an s-video out, if it's half decent it should have an adapter with it that lets you plug into composite and component.

You can also find DVI to HDMI adapters, or VGA to HDMI adapters.
 
  2008-11-17 02:15:18 PM
A DVI -> HDMI cable should work nicely. That's what I use for a computer monitor, after all. If that doesn't work:

No_47: The 6200 should have an s-video out, if it's half decent it should have an adapter with it that lets you plug into composite and component.

Specifically, if the S-video out on the card only has four little holes, it really is S-video. If it is a 7 or 9 pin connector, you can plug in a break-out box thingy with component, composite, and S-video.

i218.photobucket.com

That one came with my 6600 card. I'm sure you can buy them separately if you search right.
 
  2008-11-17 03:24:02 PM
the 6200 has a 4 pin svideo connector, i don't remember an adaptor but i have a boxful of stuff [ don't we all?] ok so the deal is this.... s video cable from card to tv with an adaptor if necessary, is there a length problem? 25 ft. would work fine for my purpose, also what is the loss of signal/length. buying a better video card in not an impossibility either.also we use the tv for shows also, so just unplug the s video from the card and my monitor works?
 
  2008-11-17 06:15:29 PM
S-video on a hi-def TV is going to look like shiat. Are you sure the video card doesn't have a DVI port?
 
  2008-11-17 07:43:15 PM
With s-video you'd be able to watch porn on it, but you wouldn't be able to use it as a screen.

so just unplug the s video from the card and my monitor works?

It should be able to run both at the same time.
 
  2008-11-17 10:19:06 PM
Barakku: Anyone know a gesture control app...thingy? IDK if it's even something you can do, but something that lets you use mouse gestures (pen gestures akshully) to open programs and stuff?

I wuv Vista's penflicks, but I only get 8 flicks


FVWM2 has mouse gestures built into the interface, doesn't it?

It's a Linux window manager though, and not for Windows.
 
  2008-11-18 08:29:35 AM
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Barakku: Anyone know a gesture control app...thingy? IDK if it's even something you can do, but something that lets you use mouse gestures (pen gestures akshully) to open programs and stuff?

I wuv Vista's penflicks, but I only get 8 flicks

FVWM2 has mouse gestures built into the interface, doesn't it?

It's a Linux window manager though, and not for Windows.


I kinda figured it'd have to be OS based-Vista has enough gestures (8 flicks, and one to open the onscreen keyboard) but I kinda hoped there was something where I could put in my own gestures and associate them with apps, like ^^ ears for firefox or something...
 
  2008-11-18 04:25:18 PM
Windows media player 10 is SUCH a piece of crap.

After 10 minutes of 'installing', the install came back with an error. Upon researching, I found a 'solution' that had me go into dos mode and mess with file permissions. After all that and trying to reinstall again, it still failed at the same point. Now, whenever I open a wmv file with firefox, a new window pops up with a title that says 'ActiveMovie Window' and even it doesent play the video. Researching THAT comes back with more bugs. Jesustapdancingchrist. n|n you MS. (my attempt at an ascii art middle finger.. I know, fail)
 
  2008-11-18 04:52:30 PM
the video card does have a dvi port so what next?
 
  2008-11-18 06:12:47 PM
nosajghoul: Windows media player 10 is SUCH a piece of crap.

After 10 minutes of 'installing', the install came back with an error. Upon researching, I found a 'solution' that had me go into dos mode and mess with file permissions. After all that and trying to reinstall again, it still failed at the same point. Now, whenever I open a wmv file with firefox, a new window pops up with a title that says 'ActiveMovie Window' and even it doesent play the video. Researching THAT comes back with more bugs. Jesustapdancingchrist. n|n you MS. (my attempt at an ascii art middle finger.. I know, fail)


I haven't used Windows Media Player in about five years.

VLC

MPC
 
  2008-11-18 06:19:30 PM
crunchief: the video card does have a dvi port so what next?

You said you needed 25 feet?

So either a cable like this, or an adapter like this plus a 25' HDMI cable.

DVI and HDMI are the same video signal, they just have different connectors, and HDMI adds audio to the same cable. So if you want sound, you'll have to run a separate line from the sound card to the TV.
 
  2008-11-18 07:03:17 PM
thanks FPN , should i just buy a card to carry the audio also if one is available? this is for gaming , spore/ doom/ myst... etc and the sound is important, will the resolution be adaquate? sorry sp. but it's not a big deal i can buy the parts i need to make this work, we have a w ii and like it and the spore game is ton's of fun . now about the separate sound line.... how do i tranfer the sound back to the computer speakers or does the tv have to be on to listen to the chatrooms or play a game while the wife is watching tv. i know how to split the video
 
  2008-11-18 07:36:32 PM
There are video cards with HDMI ports, and most of them either can do audio pass-through or have a sound chip on them... I don't know if you can upgrade your computer, though. That depends on whether it has an AGP or PCI-express slot.

If it is PCIe, and you want to play games on the TV, then a new video card would probably be a good idea. A Geforce 6200 isn't going to run Spore at 1920x1080.
 
  2008-11-18 08:03:38 PM
i didn't realize that the agp slot was so much faster as being a stand alone, so i bought a pci card. silly me, so now i have no problem upgrading to an agp card but which one is best to play the games .. please note we're talking around 300 $ total fix k?
 
  2008-11-18 09:47:29 PM
crunchief: i didn't realize that the agp slot was so much faster as being a stand alone, so i bought a pci card. silly me, so now i have no problem upgrading to an agp card but which one is best to play the games .. please note we're talking around 300 $ total fix k?

Here are the AGP cards Newegg lists as having HDMI... although it looks to me like they just include the adapter I linked to earlier.

The cheapest one there, the 3650, ought to be several times more powerful than your 6200 and able to play Spore on a big screen. I think I'd probably spend more and get one of the 2600XT cards. Then you need to buy an HDMI cable separately.
 
  2008-11-18 11:26:13 PM
nosajghoul: Windows media player 10 is SUCH a piece of crap.

After 10 minutes of 'installing', the install came back with an error. Upon researching, I found a 'solution' that had me go into dos mode and mess with file permissions. After all that and trying to reinstall again, it still failed at the same point. Now, whenever I open a wmv file with firefox, a new window pops up with a title that says 'ActiveMovie Window' and even it doesent play the video. Researching THAT comes back with more bugs. Jesustapdancingchrist. n|n you MS. (my attempt at an ascii art middle finger.. I know, fail)


Um didn't WMP go to 11 already? I didn't care for 10, but I haven't had any problems with 11
 
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