Maccast 2011.02.16

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 338. Apple opens up subscriptions. iWeb 3.0.3 and Aperture 3.1.1 updates. New Macbook Pro rumors. iPhone 5 speculation, smaller iPhone. Disappointing ViPhone sales. Apple’s 2011 Suppler Responsibility report (PDF). The iPads Mac dependency. Converting iTunes track from Chinese. Quick tip: Spotlight math. iPhone Password hacking explained.

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  1. Forrest Tanaka | Feb 17 2011 - 08:26

    Regarding John’s question about Chinese characters for his songs not appearing properly when his Mac uses English as the primary language, I’ve heard you can fix this without rekeying by selecting the songs while Chinese is the primary language, then right clicking and choosing Convert ID3 Tags. In the dialog box, choose ID3 tag version 2.X (might as well be the latest, 2.4), and *supposedly* the Chinese encoding (probably GB) to Unicode so that it can display properly when the system is switched to English.

    I don’t have any files with non-Unicode Asian encoding to verify this (I have Japanese and Korean songs, but they all came in with Unicode encoding, or I keyed them in), but it might be worth it for John to try and let us know if it worked, unless someone else here has a better or more knowledgable solution.