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    Flip4mac questions
    Hi all,

    I have a question regarding Flip4mac...

    I have some WMV files on a DVD and I can play them back fine on my Macbook using the Flip4mac plug in Quicktime. However, whenever I play them, Flip4mac always 'imports' the file before playing it back. Does anyone know what this 'import' is doing? Is it storing the file on my Macbook before playing it back? If not, what is this import actually doing?

    Secondly, will my Flip4mac & Perian plugins work in Snow Leopard or will I have to wait until they are patched to work in Snow Leopard? Will I need to install the optional Quicktime 7 that is on the Snow Leopard install disc?

    Many thanks,
    Mark

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    Flip4Mac adds Windows media codecs and playback capabilities to Quicktime

    The way it works is to translate the file, so you are seeing the video importing in to a format Quicktime can play

    Both Flip4Mac and Perian add codec support to Quicktime's core engine, so that any Application, Quicktime X, quicktime player 7 and any other program like MPEG Streamclip or even Safari can use files encoded with these codecs.

    As for Snow Leopard support, I haven't heard yet that they do not work, you may just have to give them a go
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    Thanks for the reply Louishen.

    So, is the 'import' stored anywhere? If the file is being translated by Flip4mac, is the translated file stored on my Mac or is it just a temp file that is automatically wiped when I have finished with it? I wouldn't want all of these 'imports' to be stored locally on my Mac, taking up hard drive space.

    Thanks.

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    THey are probably cached but wiped when you quit Quicktime
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    Flip4Mac is 32 bit only which doesn't work with 64 bit Safari or 64bit QuickTimeX
    Still waiting for Perian
    Don't expect any Plugins, Safari add ons, Third party Services, 32bit Screen savers (ie all pre snow leopard) or System maintenance apps like Onyx / Cocktail to work with Snow Kitty.

    Updates are arriving thick & fast so probably not too long to wait.
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    The converted footage isn't stored anywhere. It's just a process that needs to happen every time.

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