CNET Live: May 1, 2008 Video
CNET Live: May 1, 2008 Video Transcript
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>> Coming up on CNET Live careful there's an Attorney on the set.
>> Great here to see me again.
>> Not that Attorney, a copy right Attorney Colette Vogele is here to enlighten us about the do's and don'ts of digital content all that and more next on CNET Live. ^M00:00:23 [ Music ] ^M00:00:30
>> Welcome to it folks its CNET Live I'm Bryan Cooley with Tom Merritt and most importantly with you.
>> Looks like a car salesman line, I love that.
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>> I was ready to negotiate with you to get a rebate.
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>> Then we'll talk to you on the show.
>> But before we start doing that lets do a couple of things we crave. ^M00:01:23 [ Music ] ^M00:01:26
>> These are some rock favorite things from the Crave Long and crave.cnet.com. Ahh, this week I've got the car.
>> That's weird.
>> Because their talking about the new next generation Toyota Prius suppose to debut at the next Detroit Auto Show.
>> Now you drive the first generation.
>> I do drive the first generation Prius cause I like it. It drives fine. I'd save gas and it looks like a Corolla kinda inoffensive you don't have the greatest looking car.
>> Kind of a Corolla with a hunchback.
>> Yeah, but its not, it's not horrible. The new Prius is kinda look like they landed from space.
>> Yeah, they got that space transporter look you know.
>> I wouldn't mind having some of the extra features in the new Prius but I've been waiting to see what the next version looks like and this is the next generation apparently no doors.
>> Oh right, ah it's supposed you're gonna have more power though like every single thing in the auto industry. They keep adding power why can't they just leave the power where it is.
>> And, they are also talking about doing different types of Prius. Rather, than having a monolithic line they would have like a high-end Lexus like Prius as well as a regular Prius and maybe even some and maybe even some other version.
>> And, this may also get us into the place were uhm, the Prius starts to become a car that is a different class. Right now it's a certain size class. Judging by this what were seeing with more horse power and all that. Looks like a bigger car, its mission creep getting in here.
>> It's kinda smart for Toyota to turn Prius into a line.
>> You know.
>> Yeah, get some extension of that great Prius brand equity.
>> Alright what do you got?
>> I'm loving better sounding digital downloads. You know we've gotten so convinced that MP3s at a 128 kilobits actually are good, they're crap. They sound awful, I mean.
>> Yeah I don't know if you're either unaware or you know they're crap.
>> Or you never have.
>> I don't think anybody thinks they sound great.
>> You know, if you're in a certain age you've never listened to anything else. So, listen to me young 'uns there's a better sounding audio out there it's called LPs but shy of that there are CDs and you forget how good CDs sound. This company HDtracks has been doing high fidelity downloads and preparing new operation a lot of small independent label stuff unfortunately all.
>> With audio files stuffs.
>> So cool.
>> Lots of jazz classical world music but they offer three plus.
>> And that's the stuff you can't find as the stores go out of business more and more--
>> This is the stuff that's harder to find.
>> They have the AIFF the Apple oriented format which is lossless, no compression. They have FLAC which is compressed but lossless. Nothing is thrown out and it is compressed the data stream and they have a 320 kilobit MP3.
>> So, if you want an MP3 or if maybe your MP3 player doesn't play anything else.
>> So get a higher quality.
>> Exactly, this is a very cool thing. I think we gonna see a lot more high fidelity, it's just like Apple has done a higher fidelity versions of iTune songs lately as well.
>> Actually I'm excited about this one too.
>> Yeah, because we've forgotten that music sounds crappy today if you're listening to typical 128 MP3.
>> If you have little white ear buds. It's probably not gonna sound great.
>> Funny even on those I think you hear a difference. I've heard -- I hear a difference on my little air plane headphones.
>> That's where my tin ears can't kick in, I can't tell.
>> Ting, ting, ting, tingting.
>> Alright, let's go to phones, right at the start. Let's start at the beginning.
>> Here's Brandon, South Carolina. Hello Brandon you're our first call welcome to CNET Live.
>> Hey! How are you doing?
>> Good! What's on your mind today?
>> Uhm, I have a Windows XP I'm running and the power schemes all got deleted and I cannot seem to figure out how to add them back.
>> Now, this is all the power management stuff like laptop always on, all that stuff.
>> Yeah, in that way I wouldn't have to worry about shutting it off instead of saying "hey if I walk away I know it'll take care of itself.
>> Yeah, there's big 'ol delete button right there by the power scheme's. They make it too easy to get rid of those.
>> They don't have a restore button.
>> Why would you get rid of those?
>> I mean, you might want to get rid of your old ones that you created.
>> That you created.
>> Then you shouldn't be able to delete the defaults.
>> The defaults ought to be but we found a way to fix this ahh, a command line thing.
>> Yeah, I don't know if you are listening on hold before did you hear our solution yet?
>> I can't really catch you because I was on hold, but then I'm interested to hear.
>> For you and everyone else said that didn't hear it. Ah, if you, Microsoft say's if you go to your computer and go to the run box and type command to get in the command line.
>> Yup, we got it up here on the interface.
>> Yeah, we can pull Brian's laptop up on the screen.
>> Power config, power CFG is the command.
>> Type in power CFG, space, slash, that's you right?
>> Yeah, slash and then the switch you got to put in there is kinda complicated it's restore default policies.
>> Right there.
>> That's the slash switch you gotta put on the command. So, power CFG, space, forward slash, restore default policies, pow! They're all back in there. Now, mine weren't missing so I don't know if it works. So, go try it on your machine and let us know if it works but that's supposed to do it.
>> And, Microsoft even has a second method they say, if this didn't work for you. They tell you how export the policies from another XP machine put them on a disc or USB drive and then import them on your new machine that have-- should work.
>> And, the way they'll always work is go to any other XP machine take a pencil and some paper and jot down those settings for those four or five profile. All it is, is two columns of minutes. So, it's not that hard to put in there. So, three ways to skin that one but this is the easiest way go try that command line. Good stuff, thanks for the call on that one. I haven't heard of that before, so that's new to us. Want to go to Brazil?
>> So, who is mean to him and default and deleted his power profiles? Some prank.
>> Some creep said, "I'm gonna jerk you around". Alright we got Ricardo in Brazil, our first call from Brazil?
>> I believe so.
>> Ricardo welcome to CNET Live.
>> Yeah, you guys have fans in Brazil, okay.
>> So, glad to hear that.
>> Welcome to the show.
>> How do I say welcome to the show in Portuguese?
>> Every week okay.
>> Okay, your on, your on you got to do it now.
>> Okay, I've been to San Francisco this year for Macworld and at that time to meet you but maybe next year, okay.
>> What's your question?
>> Okay, the question is about the screen of iMac 24 inch. I bought iMac and I hold the doc and the bottom part of the screen I see slightly luminosity and I heard that in LCD screens this isn't normal is it correct?
>> Ah, so you have some bright spots or something in your screen is that what you're saying?
>> Yeah, yeah.
>> Brighter than the surrounding area. You found some instances.
>> I found a lot of mentions of this on macrumors.com which is normally dealing with Mac rumors but they've got a good forum it's right here going on but what people are calling clouding. Ah, some people have reported this, in fact a number of people have. They went back to the Apple store and now if you're under warranty you got your machine in the US I think and you took it down to Brazil is that right?
>> Oh, yeah but I brought the extent, the warranty.
>> Okay, this should be a warranty issue because this according to a lot of people here who have taken their machines back. They got another one or they got a replacement or got it repaired through Apple. So, first of all pursue it that way. Some people say it might be because of pressure applied to the surface of the screen it might cause some damage to some of the crystals.
>> It actually bruises the crystals.
>> LCD bruising is one of the terms that's used here. So, I don't know, you know which of this is the exactly the correct reason but you don't care what you want to do is realize that your not the only one and go get a warranty repair on it through your coverage through Apple this is not the first time it's been heard of.
>> Okay, thanks a lot guys.
>> Alright, good luck with that we'll see you see in January right?
>> Alright, we'll be on the look out for you Ricardo.
>> Okay, of course.
>> Okay, Ricardo we'll see you then. Thanks for the call.
>> Coming up I'll be talking to copyright law and the internet. I'll be talking about copyright law and I'll be talking--
>> Talk on the internet, it will take you all damn day. It's a lot of people.
>> Copyright law is not gonna talk back it just sits there and its wide open but I'll be talking with Colette Vogele, stick with us.
>> I should talk now because that's what I do for a living. The first AT&T launching it's global TV service this month.
>> We get often to talking to law books and it gets really weird and to go along with it a new device the LG Vu, take a look.
>> I'm Nichole Lee associate editor for cnet.com and this is the new LG Vu from AT&T it is as you can see a full all touch screen --truly they're absolutely gorgeous. A 3-inch wide display here there is the, uhm, four shortcuts to the main menu. AT&T mobile TV and contacts list as well as the phone function right here. On the side you do get a dedicated camera key the whole key locks on the screen from accidental presses and this is the volume rocker and the charger jack right here. On the back there's a two mega pixel camera and located behind the battery cover is the microSD card slot. Now beginning to use the phone is actually pretty easy all you have to do is use your finger and just tap and scroll through the menu like you would do with the iPhone in fact. Dialing is pretty easy as well. The numbers are pretty big as you can see. There is also haptic feedback which means the phone vibrates a little bit whenever we hit something to confirm the selection. The texting interface is pretty great. There's a full on QWERTY keyboard which means you can turn it landscape mode and just hit away at the keys. The biggest feature of this phone is that it is one of the first phones to support AT&T mobile TV which is AT&T's new live TV service and that means that from the phone you can receive live television signals from ESPN, MTV, Comedy Central all live directly to the phone itself without going through the cellular airwaves. There's also an external antenna on top here to better receive the television signals. Other features of the phone include a 2 mega pixel camera a full HTML browser which means you can just go straight on to the actual web not the sort of [inaudible] mobile web. There's also a Bluetooth on here, stereo Bluetooth. There's an access to AT&T's 3D services like cellular video, AT&T mobile music which actually downloads music over the air to the phone or from Napster and E-music so, its overall a very full featured phone in a very slim and sexy package. The LG Vu will be available from AT&T for $299.00 after a two year service agreements my name is Nichole Lee this has been the LG Vu from AT&T. ^M00:11:11
>> Welcome back to CNET Live, I'm Tom Merritt joining me right now is Collette Vogele thank you so much for joining us.
>> Thank you. It's nice to be here.
>> I know you're an attorney in your own firm but you also do a podcast right?
>> Yes, I do. It's called the rules for the revolution and it is dealing with all sorts of new media questions for mostly for podcasters and for other who wanna make sure they're doing the right thing both with content they're using and how they license their own content.
>> And, that's why we wanted to have you on the show because there are so many things that you can do wrong out there and there so many misconceptions about what's okay and what's not both things that people think are illegal that aren't and vice versa. Now you created five things that we should know.
>> Lets try to work trough the list what are the five things that people don't know that they should.
>> Right, so these are my favorite five things that I think are important. Uhm, number one is understanding where a copyright fits in the structure of intellectual property and copyright is protection for expression. It doesn't protect ideas, ideas are protected by patent law and it doesn't...
>> And people get those confused a lot, I think, yeah.
>> So, if I have an idea can I copy right it? That's not the right thing. You know I've written about my idea can I copyright my text I've written software can I copyright that? Those are good questions but the concept is not protectable. And, then people also get confused about logos and branding and thinking that those things like a trademark is the same thing as copyright. So, short words and phrases that are used to identify a source of a good or service are trademarks.
>> So, if I come up with a slogan for myself like you know "hey! Steve" or whatever which is actually a strong bad cartoon thing that would be a trademark--
>> A thing that's not a copyright, okay.
>> Right, so a copy right's about protecting creative expression in all sorts of forms you know. The threshold for creativity is fairly low. So, it doesn't have to be like the most exciting and new thing but it still has to be creative but it still has to be creative.
>> It doesn't have to be a good piece of art to be copyrighted, okay.
>> So, the other -- the next one is that infringement is illegal even if you don't make money. A lot of people out there especially in the web world they go I'm not selling it, I'm not making any money, I'm sharing.
>> I'll tell you back in the 90s that was my first impulse its like, oh it's not like I'm burning CDs and going out in a corner and selling 'em.
>> I'm just giving things to my friends, right.
>> So, people think they are safe when they are doing things that technically the law does not permit in many cases. Another aspect is related to that is intent. Copyright law does not require anyone to intend anything bad to happen. It comes into play if you get into, if you're-- once you're liable and you have to determine what the damages are whether you are innocently infringing or willfully infringing are important factors but the actual liability--
>> So, how much money you can get awarded depends on whether you meant to do it or not but whether you broke the law doesn't.
>> So, if I have a file sharing on my computer this has come up a lot, right?
>> And it happens to be on and I didn't know it was on or I didn't mean it to be on. They could still get me on this.
>> Sure that can happen, in fact there was a recent case. It just came down on April 29th in Phoenix Arizona to Howell or it's Atlantic Records versus Howell and its an interesting case for a lot of very geeked-out copyright reasons but what's important is this was a court reconsidering an earlier decision that really created some problems if you look at the back letter of the copy right law. Uhm, the new opinion that was just released talks about whether you can be in trouble for making something available or whether.
>> Or whether has somebody have to actually get it?
>> Right or whether the distribution actually has to happen and there's a lot of controversy right now about what it actually means to be distributing something online and--
>> That's kinda, that's a real gray area that's being worked out right now, isn't it?
>> We've only got a--
>> It depends who you talk to.
>> We've only got a couple of minutes and there was a caller on the line and wanted to ask a question. So, let's go ahead and pick up. I thinks it's Tolly [phonetic] in Alabama is that right?
>> Hello, it is right, it's right Tom. How are you doing in the--
>> Lawrence Lessig, you him from Creative Columns of course he has his fair use project representing RDR in the Harry Potter- Lexicon versus JK Rowling and Warner Brothers lawsuit are you familiar with that and can you perhaps go over something like a criteria to consider for fair use and can you share your specific thoughts on that lawsuit?
>> This is perfect it sets up my fourth thing and I think that I'd like to give. Fair use is not a bright line situation there's no black and white in the fair use world unfortunately. But the RDR and Rowling case is really kind of, could be a very ground breaking case it's being handled as he mentioned through Lawrence Lessig Center for Internet and Society. I'm actually a fellow there so I'm, you know, I'm not working on the case I don't know anything confidential that I shouldn't be saying but it's from the outside looking in. A really interesting situation whether they're Harry Potter Lexicon.
>> They've taken the universe and making a book.
>> It's this thing you can't do that those are my characters, right?
>> Well yeah, the thing is the Lexicon was online it was very much a collaborative thing it was an award winning Lexicon, Ms. Rowling actually awarded them awards for how great their website was and when they transformed it into a book or proposed to do that. The publisher got sued by Warner Brothers who now is involved in the rights and the argument about fair use, typically falls down into four categories of factors that are really important to consider. Those are categories that are, factors I should say that are elicit [stutters] stated in the copyright act and they are the nature of and character of the kind of use that you're making, whether it's commercial or non-commercial falls into that category, whether its transformative does it take what was previously created and put into something completely new and different. That's like kinda of the overwriting--
>> You change it; you kinda make it your own--
>> And then you look at things like how much of the work did you take, is it a whole of a small work or just a teeny, tiny bit of a really big work, it depends
>> And, there's no rule about 3 seconds of music or anything
>> It's all case by case right?
>> It is. Music is a little tougher because typically the cases that have been decided it can be a little all over the place but, uhm. There was a case in the six circuits which is in the central region of the country that held that 6 seconds of a song was enough to infringe and that kinda puts the fear of God and anyone who does rap or any kind of remixing. Uhm, and then the third factors also to consider, what kind of work are you taking from. Is it a highly creative work or is it a very factual work. Cause copyright will not protect facts generally. That's why you can have 25 news articles about the same story because they are all taking the facts and saying them differently. So, that's the third factor and the fourth factor is what effect are you going to have on the market for the original work and this is where Rowling probably tries to make her strongest argument. Oh, I was gonna come out with a Lexicon. Oh, I'm gonna do that in print and that is a tough uhm - that is often the most important factor. The very first factor and this fourth factor are typically what courts look at. Kinda it's running the analysis. And the courts can consider other things like how good was the intent, the good faith of the defendant, what if the plaintiff is being over zealous in their enforcement. So, those are the other things that can be considered.
>> How is it and we gotta we have to wrap it up here and we could talk all day about this but it sounds like you kinda have to depend on what you did and what the judge thinks.
>> You know, it really, it's very interpretive.
>> I'm sure it's like most of the law.
>> Yeah, and the judge in this case has said a few times I believe on the record that he really wishes these people would settle the case.
>> Out of court.
>> Cause it's a tough, it's a tough opinion, he's gonna have to write a really important opinion that will be appealed.
>> Really quickly, what's number five?
>> Oh, number five was that it's happy at finishing point. Copyrights really good, you know it's an important piece to our legislative world, it's just comes out of the constitution but it's really an engine for creativity. The idea behind it is that people, artist, writers, musician, can make a living doing the thing they love rather than having to do something else and do this on the side and it really is to foster creativity.
>> Well we could, you could find out more about copyright law by listening to your podcast which is available?
>> Ah, rulesfortherevolution.com.
>> Alright, thank you so much Colette for joining us, oh we got a download of the week to help you edit any web page when we come back. ^M00:19:20 [ Music ] ^M00:19:29 [ Foreign language ] ^M00:19:51
>> Catch the best expo tech views at CNETTV.com ^M00:19:56 [ Music ] ^M00:20:15
>> Okay we are back to the call that's means you at 888-900-CNET. Is your machine making ding-dong sounds again?
>> Yeah, you know when we switch back and forth on the [unintelligible] here it likes to make a happy noise that it's online now.
>> I heard music with actually with my machines, so I blamed you for no reason, but I did all the time. Okay 888...
>> I think mine is making noise too. A little concert they're talking to each other, they're plotting behind our backs.
>> CNET --It's the phone number. It's time for the download of the stinking week.
>> Lets do it.
>> Alright, download of the week is brought to you by a good friend at cnetsdownload.com prepare your sub-spyware free, free software as you can see I'm looking at the Amaya HTML Editor page like a, I threw up the - I threw up the page.
>> Yeah, but one thing that I can do because I'm in the Amaya HTML Editor is she edit the page. Aha...
>> What do we got here?
>> You know its [inaudible] it's actually Lyn if we can like zoom back out of that you'll see that I'm actually not in Firefox but I'm in the Amaya HTML Editor.
>> As cool as you could pull up any web page and that just immediately go in and WYSIWYG--
>> And it renders it really well in the WYSIWYG interface. I mean that's dead on--
>> Exactly the way. Does CSS and everything you'd see all of little attributes and commands over here on the side and then you can edit that page. You know I don't wanna add that on my page or
>> See what's... what's great about this is people are always trying to figure out, okay I gotta build my own personal web page or site I'm not a page builder where do I start. Go steal a site you like now, Colette would tell us it's a bad idea because they're probably copyrighted but if you--
>> Make sure you don't infringe when you do so
>> Right. But if you wanna borrow the source code for a starting point and then make it your own that's perfectly fine.
>> This is a great place.
>> And the other thing this is good for is on my own site if I just want to go to it and just go to the page I'm looking at and go, "I know I need to make a change" yeah, boom, boom, boom make the change save it out and I can publish right from here.
>> So, it's a good FTP editor as well?
>> Oh, yeah nice.
>> That's really a cool editor. It does a very nice job of rendering the page that's harder than you would think.
>> Amaya HTML.
>> I got to try that one out. Let's get some phone calls shall we. Let's go to the lightning round folks. We come to you lets go fast. Were gonna go here first to lets see how bout boot time on Vista, with this guy has been holding a long time Stevie's in New York. Hi! Stevie, welcome to CNET Live what's your question?
>> Hi, uhm I was wondering if I could decrease the boot time of Vista? It takes forever for Vista to boot and I've tried like msconfig and everything.
>> Okay two part question, here's how you increase the boot time in Vista. Get a smaller hard drive, Tom
>> Downgrade your XP, now ah, okay. Actually msconfig for those who don't know is one way you go into the run command there's another way to get at it. There I have another way to get rid of programs at boot time in my quick tip that I'll that I'll throw on the show notes at blog.cnettv.com it's another way to find some niggling things. There's also a great extreme tech article that talks about reducing the bios functionalities. So that it actually only boots from the drive you want it to. It only checks for certain devices and that can help quite a bit as well so ill throw that in the show notes as well.
>> You can do a lot in BIOS Vista, XP all the versions of Windows have done awful lot of needless hunting when they boot up you can get away with that we do some bios switches right off the bat before you even get into Windows. Lets go to Craig in Florida, he also has a Windows question but going a whole different way. Hi! Craig, welcome to CNET Live.
>> Hey! You guys great show.
>> I want to buy a new iMac and it runs the whole [inaudible] but also be able to run Windows and I really don't want to plunk down hundreds of dollars and a new copy of Windows though. So, I'm trying to figure out can I use the copy of Windows and the product idea that came on my Gateway System if I'm throwing the system away or can I -- do I have to buy a whole new disc or OEM version.
>> Were talking about an OEM version right that came with Gateway.
>> A shipped with.
>> OEM version, and now that theirs can you and can you.
>> Practical and legal, lets start with the practical.
>> Well the practical is you can't with the Gateway, right. It is actually locked to that Gateway motherboard, now--
>> Should be.
>> You can try it and see it might work because there's no, nothing preventing you from going out and buying an OEM version and putting it on your Apple laptop. At least I hope not because what I did with mine. That's what I've got running right now. So, I would give it a shot and it either will or won't work. If it doesn't work then you would have to go out and purchase one. Now that's the can you.
>> The should you is a different answer.
>> Yeah because Microsoft license agreement on this says, "you can't take an OEM version that has not been installed before that's the OEM version you buy as a system vendor and you can install that of course on any machine and then it is married to the motherboard it was first installed on. Not the drive even though it lives on the drive. In this case it was already installed on your Gateway Windows machine so you're breaking the EULA by moving it to the Mac, you simply can not move it there, ah, as we -- as we read Microsoft OEM EULA. It just doesn't' meant to do that although it may work technically. So, that's your decision to make there. Ah, but you can buy the OEM version of Windows as a system vendor, you can purchase, you know, a whole variety of online sources, but you have to be a system vendor who assembles systems says Microsoft. Well, you're assembling a systems you are marrying a computer with an OS. I'm calling that assembling a system. So, that's where you are. You got a little bit of a gray area on the legal and a try it to see if it works on the technical. So, don't do that because it's illegal.
>> Alright, Eric Rietson [phonetic] to email@example.com says "I have hooked up a router to my PC and my laptop. I also share files between them. How can I be secure?" Well, Eric, assuming you mean a Wi-Fi router, Randall Bennett shows you how to secure your network in today's Insider Secret. ^M00:25:50 [ music ] ^M00:25:52
>> Wi-Fi has given us the ability to cut networking cords but if you're not careful, it's also easy for laptop-toting freeloaders to steal your broadband. On this Insider Secret, we'll take a look at how to secure your wireless network. ^M00:26:02 [ music ] ^M00:26:13
>> You got a bag of different options for securing your wireless network. There are three different types of security protocols for connecting devices. Depending on how new your devices are. That will determine which one you can pick. The oldest is WEP or Wired Equivalent Privacy. WEP is the granddaddy of Wi-Fi security. Typically, you only want to use WEP if your connecting devices is made around 2002 or so, and it has been known to be really bad for hackers. They can get in pretty easily. The main device guilty of lackluster security compatibility. That would be the Nintendo DS. DS gamers can only connect to open to hotspots or using WEP security, but WEP is better than nothing though. So, if you gotta game, WEP will cover you better than having an open network. Now, WPA or Wi-Fi Protected Access is the current security standard. We won't bore you with all the technical details for that head to Wikipedia, but WPA seals most of the security holes that WEP left open. WPA and the subsequent WPA2 will keep you the most secure if your network card supports it. Now that you got your encryption method, let's talk passwords. Typically, you wanna keep these passwords secure but not so obscure that they're unusable. My little tip is to create a password of a cellphone number for the owner of the network. Then, when you have guests come over, you can tell them your network password which is our phone number. It's actually set it up in your router; it will very widely -- depending on which model of router you're gonna use. We're gonna head to our router's homepage which is the Gateway IP address. Now to find this, on Windows, head to the corner of the screen where your system tray is, double click on your networking icon and it will show your current connection's properties. On the Details tab, it will show you the default Gateway. On a Mac, head to the Apple menu, go to System Preferences, click on Network, and then double click on the connection that connects you to the internet. Then, it will save the default Gateway number on that page. Typically, the number will look like 192.168.0.1 or 1.1 or .2.1, open that, you are out in your browser. Now, log in using a username, password from your router's manual and find the setting for wireless security and click Enable. Now, when you're connect to your network again, you'll have to enter your password to connect, but you'll be good to go. For more tips and tricks on security, head over to news.com security center or keep it locked to Insider Secrets. I'm Randall Bennett for CNET.com, and see you later.
>> Good stuff and dig that crazy laptop lid.
>> Randall, it's hip, man. Alright, let's go to [inaudible].
>> Let's go...
>> I'll definitely hipper than Mao [phonetic]. I'm definitely, definitely hipper than Mao.
>>Yeah, I hope so.
>> Let's go to line 2. Eric on the line, what can we do to help you clean up your XP music library Eric?
>> How's going gentlemen?
>> We're doing well. Thank you.
>> I got -- I got a bunch of old MP3s spreads spread across two hard drives, and I'd like to kind of sequester them over to a, ah, a portable hard drive. And in the process, maybe get rid of some duplicates and clean up the tags, any suggestions?
>> There are ton of duplicate file utilities on Download.com. Music files like any other files. So, just go look this one called DeDupe, D-E-D-U-P-E. It's very popular but just one of many. Go look for file duplicate, search that in Download.com, you'll find tons and tons of them that are in there. Go by the user rating. Be careful that you use it properly and it doesn't delete either both copies or the most important copy. You can get confused on DeDupers, so you just, you know, be sober, get a cup of coffee, read the instructions. I've been burned by these more than once but they are very useful tools.
>> Dupe Eliminator 4.7 looks pretty good.
>> Looks pretty good, okay. One last one here because David called in from England. He has a question about video editing technology. I wouldn't just say software though. David, welcome to CNET Live. You're our last call.
>> Hi guys, I love the show.
>> Thank you.
>> Ah, I was just wondering if you'd help me find a low-priced or free video mixing software with a DV output.
>> Okay, we just talked about this on The Real Deal podcast.
>> Yeah, we did -- or actually next week on The Real Deal podcast.
>> Next week is coming and so you're getting an early drop on this, David. Josh Lowensohn talking with Tom about this. We found some web services that are great. First of all, Jumpcut is one that Josh loves, thank you. Jumpcut is one which is for uploading, editing, and sharing. Again, it's a web service, nothing to install, and we've also got another one that we like a whole lot called EyeSpot. So, Jumpcut.com, EyeSpot.com are both highly recommended by Josh Lowensohn from CNET Webware.com for the cutting and the mashing. Then, for the sharing, big fan of Vimeo, I have not used Vimeo myself or Viddler these are all new to me.
>> I've used Vimeo actually. I put my old access television from Austin up on Vimeo. It's awesome.
>> Yeah? Great, and you know, let's face it, Josh is not a big fan of you know who tube. So, these are like alternatives to that that he thinks are better at the sharing process in particular. So, Vimeo and Viddler for sharing, EyeSpot and Jumpcut for cutting and mashing, and those are all dotcom of their main name, easy to find. Thanks for the call.
>> The best part of it is that you don't even have to download anything. It's all online.
>> Yeah, I love the web service thing and for video, it's kinda surprising because you think "No, I need a high-powered amp for that" not anymore.
>> Speaking of webware
>> It's time for the best f the web. ^M00:31:07 [ Music ] ^M00:31:10
>> And, best of the web is brought to you by, what do you know, our good friends over at CNET and Webware.com where we find all the best in Web 2.0 applications every week. And, this week...
>> I'm super excited about this.
>> This is cool, Wigix, which stands for want it, get it, exchanged. It's like eBay but instead of bidding and waiting, you set a price for a product that you say "I'm willing 299 for a certain kind of an iPod." As soon as someone has one, they are willing to sell at that price, bang! the transaction is put together over the network. So, it's like -- it's a marketplace like a stock exchange or a commodity exchange as opposed to an auction, wait, buildup process.
>> You're like, when the iPod gets to 200, buy.
>> Buy, exactly. It's the old classic buy sell.
>> The thing here is you will not have to play the game of auctioning which doesn't make a lot of sense for commodity goods.
>> Pushing out to wade through pages and pages of identical listings
>> It's all on one page.
>> I mean there are 10,000 5G iPods on eBay right now. Why do I have to go pore through auctions? There should be a pool, and I make a single point of contact with the market. That's what this is all about. The guy who developed this did the market software for O'Charles Schwab [phonetic]. So, clearly it has that financial [inaudible] in it, just went up in a beta. So, go check it up. That's wigix.com.
>> Loving that.
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