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Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

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Eolake Stobblehouse

 
 

iFlicks 2.0.1

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After several months of beta testing, Jendrik Bertram released version 2.0 of his iFlicks video encoding and metadata management app a few weeks ago with a redesigned interface and a number of metadata search improvements (including localized content ratings). If you’re not familiar with iFlicks, be sure to read Josh Centers’s overview in “iFlicks Improves iTunes Imports” (10 January 2013). Bertram recently updated iFlicks to version 2.0.1, which now makes sure to wait for new items in a watch folder to finish copying before processing, fixes an issue with setting the current location in Preferences, fixes problems with audio encoding and muxing, and updates several unspecified translations. ($24.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 10.6 MB)

 

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Comments about iFlicks 2.0.1

JohnB (SciFiOne)   2013-12-16 09:49
Cool. I contacted them via email (on a Sunday) to see if it would process eyetv files and they answered yes in less than 12 hours.
JohnB (SciFiOne)   2013-12-16 11:39
Unfortunately it didn't work. I sent the following to the app owner. We'll say what the owner says. "It didn't work. I tried to convert a 4 minute Eyetv video to the preset iPad and iTunes and 1080P compatible format. The iPad did the conversion but the result was 16 minutes long so when played in iTunes the video was way behind the sound. The iTunes compatible format would not load into iTunes at all. I even tried exporting to 1080P from Eyetv first but that failed entirely."