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iMac - divx / xvid on intel iMacs?


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I got my beautiful new iMac in today and after a 6 hour wireless wrestling match with a crappy verizon westell dsl modem, I've finally sit down to enjoy this new toy. The first thing I have noticed my videos I had that where encoded with xvid or divx are not playing.

Does anyone know if divx or xvid is supported yet?
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are you in quicktime? if you are you have to download a codec for divx and xvid to play check http://www.divxmovies.com/codec/
i bet there are other sites
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So what do you think of your iMac. I received my iMac today and what a thing of beauty.

Do you think there will be many problems with the software availability?

I use Macromedia Studio and I am just about to purchase version 8. The current MX 2004 which is OS/X Power PC binary runs on the intel version with no problems so far. I guess it is using Rosetta.
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I'm in love with my new iMac! Its fully pimped out 20", 2gigs of ram, and I opted for the 256 video card and its just flat out flies!

This morning I woke up and did a clean format - which I highly recommend. I saved over 4 gigs by eliminating the language packs, support for printers I dont use, garage band + the jingles, and all the betaware that came presintalled.

This afternoon I have a date with iMovie - and I cant wait to see how well it performs I have no doubt its going ot scream. Working with video on my iBook which is only 6 months old was so painful with the small screen, and its overall slowness.

As of right now Safari is instant when it comes to loading the app or viewing a webpage. You dont wait on anything and I love it!

Iphoto is a thing of beauty in its self - I love the full screen editing, and on this 20" just makes things even better.

I had a chance last night to play around with FrontRow while watching the dvd that came with these liberator pads I bought and that was really nice. I like the volume adjustment - and the range is great with the remote.

I had no idea that when purchasing a new mac that ComicLife came preinstalled with the full version this has me so thrilled! My 30 day trial had just expired on my iBook and I was getting ready to purchase it until I found out I have the full version!

Still waiting to take iWeb for a spin and see what kind of nice things I can come up with there.

As of right now this is my favorite purchase I belive I have ever made - bar my 2003 EVO VIII which was just a beast but that's a whole other world.

I plan on doing a full review very soon - after I've had a week to play around and put it through the paces.

The only con I have found is the extremly short cable on the keyboard - I was lucky enough to have a usb cable extender or I would of been pissed!

Cheers for now - if anyone has any help on the divx / xvid front please share!
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Well, I got divx to work - now is the task of getting WMV to work any takers?
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Well, there is THIS that allows WMVs to play in Quicktime, or THIS which in no longer supported by MS.


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Go with the first THIS. I didn't click it, but I'm assuming it's Flip4Mac's WMV Quicktime plugin. Must better optiion than Windows Media Player, which is buggy and no longer supported anyway.

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flip4mac has not been converted to universal yet and the old one will not work with rosetta
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Now THAT sucks...


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I'm not quite sure I understand why that would be true. Flip4Mac is just a codec and I didn't think codecs were processor specific since they themselves are not applications. It's called by Quicktime which is Universal.

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I'm not quite sure I understand why that would be true. Flip4Mac is just a codec and I didn't think codecs were processor specific since they themselves are not applications. It's called by Quicktime which is Universal.
However, I know that Rosetta does not support PPC apps that rely on a Prefrence Pane, and Flip4Mac does.

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