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Old 01-17-2007, 06:19 AM
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http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/01...time/index.php

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Case in point: Both sides in the ongoing DVD format war—Blu-ray and HD DVD—have adopted QuickTime and H.264. So while Apple may hold a seat on the Blu-Ray Disc Association’s Board of Directors, it sees the format fight as a win-win situation for its technology.

“We are part of both of those technologies and are happy, regardless of the outcome, that H.264 is part of the overall equation,” Casanova said.
Not much has changed. Apple has always been neutral in the format war but I've heard people say that the press release where they claim neutrality was old and thus suspect. Well here is more proof that Apple is not going push one format over the other. Mac HD DVD fans rejoice because you will be supported despite what others have told you.
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Cool... and good news. Apple is a big player and a high profile one as well.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:38 PM
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They'd be pretty stupid to pick sides if they don't want to lose sales of their Pro software such as DVD Studio Pro.
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They'd be pretty stupid to pick sides if they don't want to lose sales of their Pro software such as DVD Studio Pro.
Tru Dat.

I can't wait for the next version of Final Cut Studio. Hopefully I'll be able to grab it on edu discount and start farting around with producing some awful videos.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:09 PM
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Lucky man! I could never justify the cost for software I'd probably only use a handful of times between releases
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Looks like Leopard is going to have HD DVD and Blu-ray playback software support built into the OS's included DVD player --

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2007/...18164623.shtml
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Freakin sweet!

I bet you'll be able to simply add that Xbox Add on via USB and have it recognized.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:42 AM
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But whether they'll allow that functionality on PPC machines remains uncertain. I won't be hurrying out to buy new Intel Macs just for that feature!
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Leopard is going to support PPC.

Whether a G4 or lower-end G5 has the horsepower for HD DVD/Blu-ray, that's another question entirely. My C2D MacBook chokes a bit on 1080p trailers on occasion, but I need to bump the RAM to 2gb on the thing... I've been putting off the upgrade.
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It'd be wise. I bumped my CD Macbook up to 2gigs, and I'll never go back.
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