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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

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Location: Wellington somerset, UK
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Posted:fed up of having to use damned windows media player to view a lot of the stuff here, well no longer.
and this is from microsoft them selves

(click me for wmv in quicktime, and it works really nicly as well biggrin)


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Location: Diss, Norfolk
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Posted:nice, i just use VLC or mplayer thoug, but i'll remember that.

thanks


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Lavatwilight
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Posted:i tend to use them as well, but when you skip a place in vlc, it doesnt work so well, and in this it works perfectly, it also plays all web stuff and streaming in quick time, which....well it just seams to run smoothly smile

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Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Quiktime is poo.

As are Macs.

Damn Hippies wink

tongue wink


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Sporky
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Posted:back in yer kennel FRD tongue

Nice link, although I do use VLC its useful to have especially for the streaming capabilities. Thanks


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Acciaio
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Posted:VLC like others...

Bill must die....

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Location: Bristol
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Posted:yea VLC too but its always good to add stuff to QT

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Posted:Macs are based on Unix now. As soon as they run on Intel platforms next year, Im buying apple stock and switching. They are better. Hopefully they'll fix some things though, like making some better software / games.

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Sporky
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Posted:They are already running intel chips. The new iMac and the replacement for the powerbook (the stupidly titled MacBook Pro) are both on intel as of Tuesday.

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Posted:yes, but i would wait and get a later intel Mac - there isn't much software that will run natively on the x86 systems at the moment (because they said thay got them out 6 months before they said they would) so you'll have to run everything under rosetta for a while.

If you're going to get a MacBook Pro (That name!) wait and get one later on - they'll being out better ones very soon...


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Lavatwilight
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Posted:i agree mac book what an awfull name :@
never buy first rev stuff. something always goes wrong with it!
the only reason i think id buy one of the new ones is to scratch the name off, and run linux!
altho my nice lil ibook i do really like


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Posted:Apparently the reason for the name chance is that Apple want to get the word "Mac" into the names of all their products. Expect the iBook and iPod to get an equally daft name in the near future.

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Posted:They might want to get Mac in to all the Mac names, but no way will the iPod get a name change. It's not a Mac, so why would it?

The iBook? MacBook basic? MacBook Lite? yuck yuck yuck!


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Posted:- MacBook Pro naming. Steve Jobs: "It's a new name because we're kinda done with 'Power' and because we want 'Mac' in the name of our products." This would imply that the MacBook name may not only replace the PowerBook but the iBook as well. Also raises some questions about the continued use of the "PowerMac" name.



Taken from http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/01/20060111025256.shtml
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I know it seems daft to change the iPod name but it looks like it will happen frown I can just see them unvieling the MacPod and it makes me want to cry. As for renaming the iBook, it makes me want to cry even more though. I love my white laptop and it seems daft to rename it as everyone knows exactly what it is. Mind you it was the same with the PowerBook and look what happened...


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Posted:The iPod is not a Mac though, so no way will it ever have Mac in the name.

I can see why they might want Mac in the names of all the Macs, but not non-Mac things.


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Posted:BLoody hell, I KNEW it!! Bloody mac. Bloody sym and his bloody mac! hahahahahahahhaha (feel free to ignore this post) hahahah bloody macs!




...*incoherently mumbles to herself* ...stupid sym and his stupid mac....:p


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Lavatwilight
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Location: Wellington somerset, UK
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Posted:Well after just switching to open office, and many other free programs, i think i could say i could move away from my beloved mac, appart from the Os prettyness, and the fact that i just like the way it works and always have, grrrrr need to write and complain at Mr. Jobs for the name me thinks

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Sporky
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Posted:People say that but never do. Using a Mac is like heroin - once you start you can't easily stop wink

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Posted:People who say stuff is like heroin/crack/[addictivedruggoeshere] have quite blatantly never done said drug.

This being HoP however, I think there's an exception to the rule. wink tongue


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Location: Diss, Norfolk
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Posted:Well, if it workd the other way and using heroin is like a Mac...well....

But somehow I doubt it.

I would say that windows is like heroin - you can't get a way from it once you start. With a Mac and open formats you can change to any other system you like with out much fuss. When was the last time you tried to sync data from a MS program to an open standard (like outlook to iCal) without it going wrong?

Anyway, this thread has gone way off topic...

The flip4mac (what is it with names at the moment!?) program works ok, but I miss not being asked if I want to download the vid when it loads in a browser window. And it doesn't play some WMV files. I might go back to VLC...


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
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Posted:yo,

yeah, I want a current ibook, they cute, but I recon im gonna have to get a cheaper Dell and strip out the os and run Linux instead..... smile

mad macs are just great, Ive been trying to crash mine for ages and the only thing that even half works is to open the terminal and type 'sudo kill 1' (try it at your peril, have a backup, shouldent compleatly kill it, but will make it do intresting things...)

*goes to check out VLC*

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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:cool! VLC works on 10.2.8

mplayer dosnt frown

*anticipates a long night downloading at 56k*

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