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Snow Leopard Firewall fragt dauernd nach Erlaubnis für iTunes.appSnow Leopard Firewall keeps asking to allow iTunes.app

Nachdem ich meinen Mac neu aufgesetzt habe, bekam ich jedes mal wenn ich iTunes starte einen Dialog meiner OS X Firewall ob ich “Eingehende Verbindungen für Applikation iTunes.app erlauben / ablehnen” will, obwohl ich das schon x-mal erlaubt habe. Nach sehr langer Suche im Netz stiess ich auf diese Webseite auf macyourself.com wo es eine (nicht sehr gute) Lösung, allerdings hat Shane Cook in den Kommentare die beste Lösung für das Problem:

I have an even better solution for you. No uninstalling or re-downloading.

In security (located in system preferences) Click the firewall tab followed by the advanced button down the bottom. Check all the applications you want are set to allow incoming connections. Close security preferences. Then open a finder window Navigate to -> Macintosh HD -> Library -> Preferences -> there will be a file called, com.apple.alf.plist delete it, reboot and your done. Deleting this small file re-builds the Firewall preferences and you will no longer be asked to accept incoming network connection every time you open an app. As long as the app your opening is on the list in the firewall tab your good to go 😀 Email me atshane.shanus@gmail.com if this worked for you 😀

Für alle die dem Englischen nicht so mächtig sind, hier eine Zusammenfassung:

Im Finder in das Verzeichnis Library -> Preferences auf der Systemplatte gehen, dort gibt es eine Datei com.apple.alf.plist, diese Datei löschen, Rechner neu starten und dann in den Systemeinstellungen -> Sicherheit -> Firewall die Firewall wieder aktivieren und nun sollte wieder alles so funktionieren wie vorher.

Update:

Leider hat die Lösung von Shane bei mir doch nicht funktioniert, wie sich herausstellte, war die Firewall deaktiviert und ich habe wohl deshalb keine Meldungen mehr bekommen! Wie ich nun herausgefunden habe, musste ich tatsächlich iTunes.app löschen, eine aktuelle Version von iTunes 10 von Apple’s Servern herunterladen und installieren. Nun funktioniert es so wie es soll und ich hab noch einmal nachgeprüft, dass die Firewall auch wirklich läuft.

I reinstalled my Mac and after that i got the “allow / deny incoming connections for application iTunes.app” every time I started iTunes 10. This is annoying because i allowed that a hundred times already. After a lot of googling i finally found this webpage on macyourself.com with some sort of solution, but more interestingly Shane Cook had the fix I needed posted in one of the comments to that article:

I have an even better solution for you. No uninstalling or re-downloading.

In security (located in system preferences) Click the firewall tab followed by the advanced button down the bottom. Check all the applications you want are set to allow incoming connections. Close security preferences. Then open a finder window Navigate to -> Macintosh HD -> Library -> Preferences -> there will be a file called, com.apple.alf.plist delete it, reboot and your done. Deleting this small file re-builds the Firewall preferences and you will no longer be asked to accept incoming network connection every time you open an app. As long as the app your opening is on the list in the firewall tab your good to go 😀 Email me atshane.shanus@gmail.com if this worked for you 😀

That worked like a charm, deleted the file in question, restarted, re-enabled the firewall in the System Preferences -> Security -> Firewall and everything went back to normal behavior.

Update:

The fix from Shane did not fix the problem it disabled the firewall and therefore I thought the problem was fixed!

The only working solution is to trash iTunes.app, download it from Apple’s iTunes webpage and reinstall iTunes 10. After that I checked the firewall preference pane for the firewall being enabled and now I’m sure everything is working as intended.

MP4 Videos vom eigenen Webserver iPhone tauglich machenEnable your webserver to feed iPhone with MP4 videos

Ich verwende iPhone OS 3.x und hatte Probleme .mp4 Dateien direkt im Safari auf dem iPhone angezeigt zu bekommen. Ich habe verschiedenste Einstellungen beim Encodieren ausprobiert, aber immer wenn ich im iPhone Safari auf einen .mp4 Link auf meinem Webserver geklickt habe, kam die Fehlermeldung “Diese Datei kann nicht heruntergeladen / angezeigt werden”. Nach intensiver Suche im Internet fand ich dann Hinweise, dass es evtl. mit MIME types und der Apache Konfiguration zu tun haben könnte.

Lösung:

  1. Video für iPhone / iPod Touch encodieren (Compressor, Quicktime, Adobe Media Encoder, …)
  2. Video auf dem Gerät testen! (zur iTunes Library hinzufügen, aufs iPhone spielen und anschauen)
  3. Video auf den Webserver hochladen
  4. sicherstellen, dass folgende Zeile in der Apache Konfiguration bzw. in einer .htaccess Datei drin steht:
AddType video/mp4 mp4 mp4v mpg4 m4v

Das war’s, nun sollten .mp4 Videos vom Webserver als progressive Downloads (wieder) auf dem iPhone angezeigt werden können.

I’m using iPhone OS 3.x on my iPhone and recently i had problems to get my .mp4 files displayed in mobile Safari. I tried different settings for encoding the files but not a single one worked. When i clicked the link to the .mp4 file in mobile Safari, all i got was the “file can’t get downloaded” error. After some googling i found a clue that it might has something to do with MIME types and the apache server hosting the videos.

Solution:

  1. encode your videos for iPhone / iPod Touch (Compressor, Quicktime, Adobe Media Encoder, …)
  2. test them on the device (add the video to your iTunes library and upload it to your iPhone and watch it!)
  3. upload the video to your webserver
  4. make sure you have the following line in your apache config or in a .htaccess file in your directory on your webserver:
AddType video/mp4 mp4 mp4v mpg4 m4v

That’s it, now progressively watching .mp4 videos from your webserver on your iPhone should work (again).

Update von iPhone Applikationen in iTunes 8.1.x funktioniert nichtiTunes 8.1.x login loop when trying to update apps in appStore

Seit einiger Zeit funktioniert bei mir im iTunes das Update von Applikationen im AppStore nicht mehr. Ich bekomme zwar die Meldung, dass es neue Updates für meine iPhone / iPod Touch Programme gibt, aber immer wenn ich auf den Link klicke, komme ich in einen Loop. Das Loginfenster öffnet sich, ich gebe meinen Usernamen / Passwort ein und danach kommt das Fenster wieder und wieder und wieder und wieder …

Heute habe ich endlich hier die Lösung gefunden!

Ziemlich am Ende des Beitrags hat der User “X Rookie” den richtigen Hinweis gepostet. Das Problem war weder die Schuld von iTunes, noch von Mac OS X oder sonstwas, nein der Verursacher war NetBarrier! Ich verwende es als meine private Firewall und bin auch zufrieden damit, aber irgendwie war eine Option in den privacy settings vom Programm aktiviert, die das ganze Problem verursacht hat – und ich hab’s nichtmal selbst gesetzt 🙁

AppleID privacy setting

Nachdem ich “Hide my AppleID when using iTunes MiniStore” deaktiviert habe, haben die Updates im appStore in iTunes wieder problemlos funktioniert 🙂

For quiete some time it bothers me that i’m not able to update apps for my iPhone / iPod Touch directly in iTunes. I get a notification that some apps have been updated, but when i click on this link, i enter the infinite loop of login to the appStore: i enter my username / password correctly, but get the login window again and again and again …

Today i finally found a solution for that problem here.

Nearly at the end of the thread user “X Rookie” got the right hint for me. The problem wasn’t iTunes or Mac OS X, the problem was NetBarrier! I use it as my personal firewall and like it, but somehow a setting in the data privacy part of the program caused all the trouble and i didn’t set it 🙁

AppleID privacy setting

After unchecking the “hide my AppleID when using iTunes MiniStore” checkbox, the problems with the appStore updates are gone 🙂

Revert an iPod Touch (iPhone) to a previous Firmware Version

Here’s how to revert to a previous firmware version on your iPod Touch (iPhone?), even when apple states in it’s release notes for the new (beta) firmware that it’s not possible to revert 😉

The trick is to correctly enter your iPod into the DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode.

  • start iTunes
  • connect your iPod to your computer
  • press the power button and home button down for at 10 seconds
  • release the power button and?keep the home button pressed until iTunes shows a message that it has found an iPod in recovery mode
  • option – click on the restore button in iTunes
  • select your firmware file (in my case 2.2.1), if you can’t find it, download it here and rename the .zip file into .ipsw, then select it in iTunes
  • the firmware update starts, but keep patient! (sometimes it seems nothing happens, but wait, you will see it does)

Fixing iPod (Touch) sync on error “cannot enable syncing – Override/Ok”

Today i plugged my iPod Touch into my USB port and got an akward error saying iTunes cannot sync my iPod because syncing is disabled and asked me to enabled it. I clicked yes and got a second dialog saying “Cannot enable syncing” and i could click “Override” or “OK”. The odd thing: both choices yield no success and i was left with a sync of my iPod but without my addresse, calendars, bookmarks being synced 🙁

After some research and luck i found this solution:

First i repaired my file permissions using Disk Utility, even restarted and run the command again -> no luck, but as found here it helped other people.

Then i found out that not only iTunes stopped syncing, iSync itself reports an error message when starting. The message was “Sync Services: Can’t connect to the sync server …” Luckily i found the topic “iSync can’t be launched” at the Apple Discussions.

I deleted ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/Local/ and restarted iSync. It took some time to recreate the Local folder, but then iSync started and the syncing in iTunes works again. Just had to enable the syncing for address book, … for my iPod on the “Info” tab.

Manipulate your mpeg-4 files for iPod Video

AtomicParsley is a freeware commandline tool for Mac OS X as well as for Linux and Windows (cygwin). It allows to manipulate the metadata in mpeg4 files (m4a, m4b, m4p, m4v & mp4) and in 3GPP files.

It’s very handy if you like to generate or manipulate the metadata in movie files to provide iTunes-like metadata automatically on a server. It even can turn your selfmade movies into “video podcasts” or “movies” inside your iTunes library like the movies you downloaded from the iTunes Music Store.

create podcasts with iTunes

myTunes logo

myTunes is a donationware program written in JAVA and runs both on Mac OS X and Windows with your iTunes. It acts as a small webserver which creates RSS2 feeds with enclosures (aka podcasts) from your iTunes library and even from each of your playlists!

For what do i use it?

I use it to stream my iTunes Library across my wireless LAN to my Sony PSP to listen to my music while walking around in my house 🙂 It’s really great for that purpose because the webserver fits nicely into the PSP screen, is easy to navigate and you can even search for songs or artists! I really like this piece of software – give it a try.

iTunes mit integriertem Podcasting?iTunes with integrated Podcasting?

Wie auf macrumors zu lesen:

Steve Jobs demonstrated a version of iTunes integrating PodCasting support which should be available “within about 60 days”.

Da kann man nur sagen: weiter so! 🙂macrumors posted:

Steve Jobs demonstrated a version of iTunes integrating PodCasting support which should be available “within about 60 days”.

There’s only one thing to say: Apple keep up doing with what you’re doing!

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