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Brother 2430-PC for Mac OS X

I just got a really good deal on a Brother P-Touch 2430-PC. Problem is, I only have Macs, and the supplied driver is Windows only. I wrongly assumed they would have a Mac driver on their website. That is, on the USA website. Doing some digging, I found they actually do support the Mac and quite well. You just can't find copies of their software on an English site. You might be thinking, "Isn't the software also in Japanese?" And that would be a fair question, but no, the software is localized (the software has translations) in English.

Now where can you get it? You could do what I did and use Google Translate, or you can just use the following links:

You'll need both of those. One is the driver, and the other is the label maker designer. Best of all, it works on Mountain Lion (10.8)!

Use AppleScript to Format Contacts' E-Mail Addresses in All Lowercase

tell application "Address Book"
	-- Go through each record.
	repeat with thePerson in every person
		
		-- A person can have multiple e-mail addresses.
		repeat with account in email of thePerson
			set emailAddress to value of account
			
			-- Use Python to get the lowercase version This is less verbose than doing it all in AppleScript.
			-- Set up to avoid a "privilege violation" error.
			tell current application
				set formatted to do shell script "python -c \"print '" & emailAddress & "'.lower()\""
			end tell
			
			set value of account to formatted
		end repeat
	end repeat
	
	-- Save all Address Book changes.
	save
end tell

Compiling MP4Box on Mac OS X

# Create a temporary directory for sources.
SOURCES=$(mktemp -d /tmp/XXXXXXXXXX)
cd $SOURCES

# Download the necessary sources.
curl -#LO http://www.ijg.org/files/jpegsrc.v8c.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/libpng/libpng15/1.5.1/libpng-1.5.1.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/faac/faad2-src/faad2-2.7/faad2-2.7.tar.gz
curl -#LO ftp://ftp.mars.org/pub/mpeg/libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://liba52.sourceforge.net/files/a52dec-0.7.4.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://www.libsdl.org/tmp/SDL-1.3.tar.gz
svn export --non-interactive --trust-server-cert https://gpac.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gpac/trunk/gpac

# Unpack files
for file in `ls ${SOURCES}/*.tar.*`; do
    tar -xzf $file
    rm $file
done

cd jpeg-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd libpng-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd faad2-*/
./configure --without-xmms --without-drm --without-mpeg4ip && make && sudo make install; cd ..

cd libmad-*/
sed -i -e 's/-march=i486//g' configure.ac
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd a52dec-*/
./configure --enable-shared && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

# SDL won't compile on Lion
# http://forums.libsdl.org/viewtopic.php?t=7390&sid=62659329519f407daa486ec8a3ee2ba9
cd SDL-*/
./configure --without-x && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd gpac/
./configure && make lib && make apps && sudo make install lib && sudo make install

Compiling mp4v2 on Mac OS X

# Create a temporary directory for sources.
SOURCES=$(mktemp -d /tmp/XXXXXXXXXX)
cd $SOURCES

# Download the necessary sources.
curl -#LO http://mp4v2.googlecode.com/files/mp4v2-1.9.1.tar.bz2

# Unpack files
for file in `ls ${SOURCES}/*.tar.*`; do
    tar -xzf $file
    rm $file
done

cd mp4v2-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install

Compiling FFMpeg on Mac OS X

You must have Xcode installed with Unix Tools. Xcode 3 is available for free via Apple Developer Center. However, Xcode 4 is available through the App Store (free for Lion users).

# Create a temporary directory for sources.
SOURCES=$(mktemp -d /tmp/XXXXXXXXXX)
cd $SOURCES

# Download the necessary sources.
curl -#LO http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/faac/faac-src/faac-1.28/faac-1.28.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lame/lame/3.99/lame-3.99.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/ogg/libogg-1.3.0.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://pkg-config.freedesktop.org/releases/pkg-config-0.25.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/vorbis/libvorbis-1.3.2.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/theora/libtheora-1.1.1.tar.bz2
# curl -#LO http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/opencore-amr/vo-amrwbenc/vo-amrwbenc-0.1.1.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://www.tortall.net/projects/yasm/releases/yasm-1.1.0.tar.gz
curl -#LO http://webm.googlecode.com/files/libvpx-v0.9.7-p1.tar.bz2
curl -#LO ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/x264/snapshots/last_x264.tar.bz2
curl -#LO http://downloads.xvid.org/downloads/xvidcore-1.3.2.tar.gz
# curl -#LG -d "p=ffmpeg.git;a=snapshot;h=HEAD;sf=tgz" -o ffmpeg.tar.gz http://git.videolan.org/
curl -#LO http://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-0.8.5.tar.bz2

# Unpack files
for file in `ls ${SOURCES}/*.tar.*`; do
    tar -xzf $file
    rm $file
done

cd faac-*/
CFLAGS="-D__unix__" ./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd lame-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd libogg-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd pkg-config-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd libvorbis-*/
./configure --disable-oggtest --build=x86_64 && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd libtheora-*/
./configure --disable-oggtest --disable-vorbistest --disable-examples --disable-asm
make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

# cd vo-amrwbenc-*/
# ./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd yasm-*/
./configure && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd libvpx-*/
./configure --enable-vp8 --enable-pic && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd x264-*
CFLAGS="-I. -fno-common -read_only_relocs suppress" ./configure --enable-pic --enable-shared && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ..

cd xvidcore/build/generic
./configure --disable-assembly && make -j 4 && sudo make install; cd ../../..

# For Lion, we have to change which compiler to use (--cc=clang).
# If you're building on Snow Leopard, you can omit this flag so it defaults to gcc.
cd ffmpeg-*/
CFLAGS="-DHAVE_LRINTF" ./configure --enable-nonfree --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libfaac --enable-libxvid --enable-libx264 --enable-libvpx --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-shared --enable-pthreads --disable-indevs --cc=clang && make -j 4 && sudo make install

# --enable-libvo-amrwbenc

# FFMpeg creates MP4s that have the metadata at the end of the file.
# This tool moves it to the beginning.
cd tools
gcc -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE qt-faststart.c -o qt-faststart
sudo mv qt-faststart /usr/local/bin