I’ve finally broken down and, for the first time in my life, bought an Apple product. I think I saw a flying pig outside my window this morning.
So I’ve finally gone over to the dark side and bought my first Apple product ever (a Macbook Air). As I’m still a complete newbie when it comes to Macs, I’m hoping someone can help me out with a few questions that I’m not easily finding answers to on the interwebs:
- Is there any way to screen capture on Mplayer X without taking the subtitles, as you can do in MPC? MPC isn’t available for the Mac platform so isn’t an option. MPlayer seems to be the best .mkv player for Mac and handles hi10p without a problem, but the capture thing is an issue.
- Failing that, does anyone know of a good screen capture utility (preferably a free app) that could accomplish the same thing? One-key functionality would be huge – either using the keyboard or a trackpad gesture.
- Any bloggers out there? I really like Windows Live Writer, but none of the options for Mac seem to come close to it in terms of functionality. Any suggestions?
- I use a text expander for windows called Phrase Express that I find enormously useful – basically a shareware that allows you to effectively turn your keys into macros and type entire blocks of text with one keystroke. Invaluable as a blogger. Is there such an animal for Mac?
Thanks in advance for your help. I still have the Windows netbook I’ve been blogging with since my laptop croaked, but if at all possible I’d like to move things over to the Air, which is infinitely faster and more pleasant to watch anime on.