CBS.COM Videos Fail to Play in Internet Explorer

The Problem Videos and full length episodes on CBS.COM may not play in Internet Explorer 11.  Clicking on the link for a particular episode, instead of creating the Flash screen with the video playing inside of it, you see a message inviting you to install Flash player.  You get this, even though you already have … Continue reading CBS.COM Videos Fail to Play in Internet Explorer



Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8

While syncing our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled, we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking, and so, wanted to change it before attempting another iPod population.  The following procedure accomplished this. Open Control Panel   from the desktop by clicking on the Start button, … Continue reading Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8



iTunes Sound Check Vs. Winamp Replay Gain

Sound Check in iTunes and iPods is the same as Winamp’s Replay Gain feature. The two automatic volume control mechanisms attempt to ensure that the recordings in your audio library play at roughly the same average volume level.  This reduces the differences in volumes as one recording ends and the next one begins. Each method suffers various pros and … Continue reading iTunes Sound Check Vs. Winamp Replay Gain



How To Copy Songs From Multiple iPods Into iTunes Library

There are free ways to   copy songs   from one or more   iPods   into your   iTunes library, even if you do not have the original copies of the music in your iTunes library. WARNING: You’d be committing a crime by duplicating music for which you own no license for; particularly if you distribute said music to others … Continue reading How To Copy Songs From Multiple iPods Into iTunes Library



Removing McAfee AntiVirus Security Center, Windows 7 PC

Our subscription just expired for the McAfee Security Center   Internet security antivirus software. None too happy with all-too-frequent pop ups received, reminding on a nearly daily basis about how much time was left on the current subscription, and the $49.99 annual renewal price, So, we deleted the McAffe program from our Dell XPS 8300 Windows 7 Professional   PC. McAffe came pre-installed.  So we worried over … Continue reading Removing McAfee AntiVirus Security Center, Windows 7 PC