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Chapters in iDVD? QTPro workaround? 471 Views / 4 Replies  
OK. I just realized that iDVD2 can't handle doing integrated chapters (i.e., the movie keeps flowing between independently selectable chapters). That sucks IMHO. My wife and I have been working on...
Posted by Treebeard, on Dec 9, 2001 at 03:11 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
We wouldn't have gotten the SuperDrive if iDVD2... 382 Views / 16 Replies  
We wouldn't have gotten the SuperDrive if iDVD2 and the 90 minute playtime wasn't coming. But because it is, we went ahead and got it.

Smart move on Apple's part.

We haven't burned a DVD yet,...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 23, 2001 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
OUR BTO 867 SUPERDRIVE HAS SHIPPED!!!!!!!!!!! ... 4,424 Views / 396 Replies  
OUR BTO 867 SUPERDRIVE HAS SHIPPED!!!!!!!!!!!

Ordered on July 29, should be here by middle of next week!

Happy day! :D :D :D :D :D

If my back hadn't gone out and I wasn't bed-ridden...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 10, 2001 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ummm. What about this? Or do you... 1,370 Views / 126 Replies  
Ummm. What about this?



Or do you think that advocating the mass slaughter of Mexicans who dare come to the US (in order to find a better life for themselves and their families) is within the...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 6, 2001 at 11:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
double post [ 08-04-2001: Message edited by:... 634 Views / 41 Replies  
double post

[ 08-04-2001: Message edited by: Treebeard ]
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 3, 2001 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
That was where most of the fire was aimed anyway.... 634 Views / 41 Replies  
That was where most of the fire was aimed anyway. People like "AGE" (who flame away at the QSs) are idiots and need to "GROW UP." :)

However, I was one of the ones disappointed with the lack of a...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 3, 2001 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
The L1 cache I believe is 64K on-die full... 454 Views / 11 Replies  
The L1 cache I believe is 64K on-die full processor speed. L2 is on-chip at full processor speed. (Don't ask me the difference.) L3 is 2MB (backside, I believe) at 1/4 processor speed for both the...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 2, 2001 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Of course, you try to ignore my main point: that... 594 Views / 56 Replies  
Of course, you try to ignore my main point: that the Democrats are not the left. I'm all for Democrat-bashing. They're awful.

Republicans are worse.

Both are bought and paid for by the wealthy...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 1, 2001 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The superdrive was one of the main impetuses to... 598 Views / 16 Replies  
The superdrive was one of the main impetuses to buy a tower. That and the 90 minute limit on iDVD 2 (which makes it more feasible to use...hopefully that will increase to 2 hours by next year).
...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 1, 2001 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
We thought about it. But then we couldn't have... 598 Views / 16 Replies  
We thought about it. But then we couldn't have afforded the router or speakers.

Or the monitor. ;)

I'm thinking this is fast enough and upgradable enough to last us about 3 years.

Then...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 1, 2001 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's making the assumption that Davis and the... 594 Views / 56 Replies  
That's making the assumption that Davis and the Democrats are lefties.

If you think that, you've got some serious fact-checking to do. Davis in particular is on the right of the Democratic Party....
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 1, 2001 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I probably would have gone for the... 598 Views / 16 Replies  
Yeah, I probably would have gone for the SoundSticks. I liked the sound quality, but $200 is a lot. $80 for some Altecs sounds much better (plus I guess I can throw the saved money at a better...
Posted by Treebeard, on Aug 1, 2001 at 10:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, let's see. Monitor: We want a nice... 598 Views / 16 Replies  
Well, let's see.

Monitor: We want a nice one, with a good picture, but don't want to break the bank. We'll be doing some movie editing, but only in iMovie (at least at first). I'm hoping to do...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 31, 2001 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone? What to buy with a QS 867? 598 Views / 16 Replies  
http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=003350

No one seems to give a rat's @$$ in that forum.

Basically, we just bought a QS 867 and want some guidance on what...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 31, 2001 at 04:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
</STRONG> I can't find it that cheap... 865 Views / 69 Replies  
</STRONG>

I can't find it that cheap anywhere. Where'd you look? My brother-in-law would love to know. He feels like he's stuck at 128MB for a while. (This reinforces one of my points though: with...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 31, 2001 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
To those who think that Macs are ridiculously... 865 Views / 69 Replies  
To those who think that Macs are ridiculously overpriced, do some research. I did. (This is from a previous thread--although in the original I kept the SuperDrive in Apple's machine, while I...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 31, 2001 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Bump... Any takers? ... 308 Views / 3 Replies  
Bump...

Any takers?

Anyone?...Anyone?...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 31, 2001 at 09:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Which 19" monitor (and speakers, and switch) to buy? 308 Views / 3 Replies  
OK. My wife and I took the plunge.

We just ordered our 867 G4 tower. :D

...and it should arrive just in time for...the middle of september. :(

Well, since we have so much time on our...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 30, 2001 at 10:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
POWER MAC G4 CTO Z03W $ 2,395.00 Power Mac... 4,424 Views / 396 Replies  
POWER MAC G4 CTO Z03W $ 2,395.00
Power Mac G4 065-2839
867MHz PowerPC G4 065-2873
128MB SDRAM/1 DIMM 065-3001
60GB Ultra ATA-7200rpm 065-2915
No Zip drive 065-2956
SuperDrive 065-2918
NVIDIA...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 30, 2001 at 01:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
OK. I redid some numbers making everything fair... 426 Views / 16 Replies  
OK. I redid some numbers making everything fair and even. (Starred entries have the clear advantage.)

Dell&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;Apple
1.8GHz P4&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;867MHz G4
128MB RDRAM&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;128 MB PC 133 SDRAM
60GB...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 28, 2001 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I checked ebay and you're right. Sort of.... 426 Views / 16 Replies  
Well, I checked ebay and you're right. Sort of. Baseline Performas (no monitor) are going for $75 bucks. Mine's not baseline though. My 6115CD comes with a monitor, Extended keyboard, external SCSI...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 27, 2001 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple's "digital lifestyle" promotions run out on... 466 Views / 33 Replies  
Apple's "digital lifestyle" promotions run out on October 14, 2001.

Take it for what it's worth. But that's the only real info anyone has. All else speculation, wishful thinking, and BS.

Maybe...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 25, 2001 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
please help: Is the 867 PMac a good deal? 426 Views / 16 Replies  
OK. So here's the deal. We have two Macs now. A really old Performa 6115 with 40 MB Ram, OS 8.1, a SCSI Zip 100, and a 9GB external HD. And a 400 MHz iMac DV (DVD) with 384 MB ram bought in October...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 24, 2001 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ok. Is anybody else besides me flabbergasted that... 921 Views / 64 Replies  
Ok. Is anybody else besides me flabbergasted that they raised the price of the low-end iMac by $100. :eek:

What in sam hell were they thinking!?!?! :confused:

His Steveness: "Hey, we're...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 19, 2001 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ok. This was the LCD iMac forum, right? Face... 861 Views / 88 Replies  
Ok. This was the LCD iMac forum, right?

Face Ache started out by making the apparently outrageous claim that he'd rather see cheaper iMacs in the same enclosure than similarly priced or more...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 17, 2001 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
I do. And I love you for it. We need more reality... 861 Views / 88 Replies  
I do. And I love you for it. We need more reality in these forums, not less. (In fact, most internet chat rooms could use more reality.)

Unfortunately, Apple seems to be targeting the upper...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jul 17, 2001 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Nah. I live in America now. Left London for... 356 Views / 10 Replies  
Nah. I live in America now. Left London for Atlanta in Jan 97.

(If you don't know what Isengard is (or what my name or signature means), wait until this winter and check out a little movie called...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jun 5, 2001 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Then why not vote for the real thing and vote... 356 Views / 10 Replies  
Then why not vote for the real thing and vote Scottish Socialist Party. They support all this and more.

I get sick of the SNP because they talk out both sides of their mouths--half left, half...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jun 5, 2001 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Vote Socialist Alliance or Scottish Socialist... 356 Views / 10 Replies  
Vote Socialist Alliance or Scottish Socialist Party where you can. Unfortunately, a few socialists like Scargill's SLP aren't part of the SA. Silly of him really.

Vote Green where you can't vote...
Posted by Treebeard, on Jun 5, 2001 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have no direct knowledge of this stuff. But... 444 Views / 5 Replies  
I have no direct knowledge of this stuff. But someone in my department at work produces videos for major corporate clients, so some of that info has filtered second- and sometimes third-hand down to...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 31, 2001 at 05:52 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
(Quasi)Urgent: Need Canon ZR20 (or equivalent) info 456 Views / 2 Replies  
OK. I'm in the market for a entry level camera. I don't have a lot of money, but I don't want a piece of garbage that turns out awful-looking tripe.

The ZR20 is Canon's new entry level, replacing...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 31, 2001 at 01:59 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
iMovie 2.x.x for OS X is available for free... 341 Views / 1 Replies  
iMovie 2.x.x for OS X is available for free download. And iMovie 2 is available for free with any computer after sometime last summer or fall.

But no. There is no free upgrade from iMovie 1 to...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 31, 2001 at 01:06 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
OK. More than a month later and I'm getting done.... 1,495 Views / 9 Replies  
OK. More than a month later and I'm getting done. It's not been easy, mostly because of logistical stuff like having to carry the computer out to the living room to record audio off the VCR, late at...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 31, 2001 at 01:00 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
If Finder is a Carbon app, then... 264 Views / 8 Replies  
Wait a second. Reading some of the reports from WWDC, I read that Apple is very concerned about performance issues. The good news: it has nothing to do with Quartz. More good news: it's not that it's...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 22, 2001 at 03:07 PM, in Mac OS X
You're thinking like a normal person, not like an... 230 Views / 14 Replies  
You're thinking like a normal person, not like an engineer. http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/biggrin.gif

If the CRT were cooler, the iMac would overheat. Yes, you heard me right. If the CRT were...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 14, 2001 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac DV SE 400, 13 GB HD, 384 RAM My test:... 1,101 Views / 62 Replies  
iMac DV SE 400, 13 GB HD, 384 RAM

My test: ripping RATM
Duplicating 374 MB folder (some large files some small)
Send myself large movie file as attachment Mail in X 10/ OE in 9
Watching large...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 10, 2001 at 11:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Dazzle, Formac, Sony, etc vs. Macrovision 455 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm in the market for a media converter (VHS to DV) and have gotten a few different opinions.

But I was wondering about copying clips from movies (personal "fair use") or even archiving movies...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 10, 2001 at 01:33 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hmm. DV eh? That makes sense. (Is the 13 GB thing... 372 Views / 3 Replies  
Hmm. DV eh? That makes sense. (Is the 13 GB thing why the first iMac DV SE (which I have) had a 13 GB hard drive? Probably not, as you'd have to erase everything else on the drive, including the...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 8, 2001 at 04:57 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Whoa! Just ripped a half Gig QT movie! 372 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been fiddling with iMovie for a little now. I don't have a DV camera (yet... http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif), so I've been loading up photos and setting them to music, and sampling...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 8, 2001 at 10:39 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
[deleted by request] [This message has been... 1,176 Views / 35 Replies  
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[This message has been edited by Treebeard (edited 05-05-2001).]
Posted by Treebeard, on May 4, 2001 at 11:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Depends. How much are you selling for? Must... 168 Views / 4 Replies  
Depends. How much are you selling for?

Must be less than $1299.

Bigger. Heavier. Used. Slower. Lower resolution. One speaker. Fewer ports. Etc.

$900? $800? Lower? Higher? You tell me. How...
Posted by Treebeard, on May 2, 2001 at 10:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ho hum now! That IS good news! I thought... 221 Views / 6 Replies  
Ho hum now! That IS good news!

I thought they clear cut them all a while ago... http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/biggrin.gif

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Hoom hom hmmmmmmmmmmm...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 26, 2001 at 01:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Ho hum now! That IS good news! I thought... 221 Views / 6 Replies  
Ho hum now! That IS good news!

I thought they clear cut them all a while ago... http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/biggrin.gif

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Hoom hom hmmmmmmmmmmm...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 26, 2001 at 01:37 AM, in Mac OS X
I agree. Look at my second crash in this thread. ... 221 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree. Look at my second crash in this thread.
http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/Forum33/HTML/003508.html

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Hoom hom hmmmmmmmmmmm...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 25, 2001 at 02:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Hmmm... I actually did the same exact thing.... 322 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmmm... I actually did the same exact thing. Later, I noticed that the X icons screen saver worked fine. I wonder if X has to wait until something else goes to sleep before running that particular...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 25, 2001 at 02:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Two X crashes yesterday 322 Views / 5 Replies  
iMac DVSE 400/384/OS X 10.0.1 (installed)/9.1 (main)

So I booted into X yesterday to fiddle a bit (iMovie 2 mostly). And I had two "crashes" yesterday. OK, not crashes in the usual pre-OS X sense...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 24, 2001 at 04:52 PM, in Mac OS X
It sounds great. Just what I need. (Some people... 442 Views / 6 Replies  
It sounds great. Just what I need. (Some people said they had some minor problems with the quality of the Dazzle bridge.) But Formac lists the Studio at $399, not $299 (The Dazzle is $299). Do you...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 18, 2001 at 10:28 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Best option for VHS->iMovie->VHS 442 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd like to take some old VHS home movies and iMovie the hell out of them (Wedding, college, misc stuff), and output them back to VHS.

I know Sony has a media converter (DVMCDA2 or something like...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 17, 2001 at 10:05 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
What to do with my old performa? 324 Views / 4 Replies  
This is mostly about the future, say Spring 2002. But if someone has some good ideas, I might act on them before then.

Right now my main machine is an iMac DV SE 400 (October 99). I have an old...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 16, 2001 at 06:10 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Making a photo slide iMovie (**newbie warning**) 1,495 Views / 9 Replies  
(**warning: I'm a frikin newbie. I know nothing. I admit this. And I accept it. But I don't want to be a newbie anymore. Hence the post.**)

Hi all,

My wife is graduating Grad school in a few...
Posted by Treebeard, on Apr 16, 2001 at 02:52 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
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