Popcorn-Time

Save Popcorn-Time’s movies and watch offline

Are you watching movies online with Popcorn-Time? After watching you press the small ‘x’ button and the movie is lost forever! You have to reload it all over again to watch it. And of course you can not share it with airdrop or a pendrive. It’s easy to save Popcorn-Time’s videos.

For mac users, Open Terminal and type:
echo $TMPDIR
You will get something like:
/var/folders/v5/n0jdr9pn3n5_vqyfykvnl9380000gn/T/
Copy the output and right click to “Finder” and select “Go to folder…”
Paste the copied path and hit “Go”. Find a folder named “Popcorn-Time” in this directory. Hola! You have all your watched movies downloaded here! If you find it empty, Open Popcorn-Time and Play a movie. You can also watch the movie with VLC or your favourite movie player.

Windows users, Please find the Popcorn-Time temporary folder via the settings page in Popcorn-Time app.

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“Fixing” kernel_task CPU Problems in MacOS X Mavericks

I have updated my mac from 10.8 (Mountain Lion) to 10.9 (Mavericks) and after the successful update my mac just extremely slowed down. In the Activity Monitor I saw the “kernal_task” is using over 600% of CPU!

I google and found something helpful in rdoxenham.com. Now I am writing a summary of it for you if you are having the same type of problem just use it.

I take absolutely no responsibility for any damage or loss caused to you or your property, you do this of your own free will :)

Step 1:
Open terminal and type:
system_profiler -detailLevel mini | grep "Model Identifier:"

You can see the model identifier for you mac. Like:
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
In this case, your model identifier is: MacBookPro8_2

Step 2:
Right click in finder and select “Go to folder” and go to
/System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources

You can see some .plist files. Find one with your model identifire like: MacBookPro8_2.plist
Rename it like MacBookPro8_2_old.plist
And you are done.

NB: This solution also works fine for 10.8 and 10.7

Enjoy the speed!