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MacRumors
Nov 21, 2003, 10:33 AM
Apple is offering its .Mac subscribers three new offers. These include:

Apple Training "Going Digital with iMovie and iDVD"
Learn how to shoot, edit, and share great movies with this latest installment in the iLife training series. Includes 36 movies and topics including footage plus commentary by digital video expert Michael Rubin.

Free Sound Effects from Skywalker Sound
Exclusively for .Mac members, 13 iMovie sound effects from the audio wizards at Academy Award-winning Skywalker Sound. You'll find them in the new Members Only folder on iDisk.

Free Soundtracks from Freeplay Music
Thousands of professional-quality, royalty-free soundtracks from Freeplay in styles from Techno to Orchestral. These AAC format tracks are available in the iDisk Members Only folder.

MGnards
Nov 21, 2003, 10:38 AM
good stuff... i'm interested to hear the soundtracks

kryten2000
Nov 21, 2003, 10:39 AM
This is why I think the 100 is worth it. Does anyone know if these
are diffrent sound effects than the ones inclueded in imovie 3

Some lightsaber or tie fighter sounds would be cool .



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Flowbee
Nov 21, 2003, 10:43 AM
The 'Members Only' folder is in your iDisk 'Software' folder (if you're a .Mac member). I had never noticed a 'Members Only' folder before.

meta-ghost
Nov 21, 2003, 10:45 AM
as a .mac member, all of this is useful to me.

j33pd0g
Nov 21, 2003, 10:57 AM
.mac is a good deal... and they are not the same as the ones included with iMovie 3. Although for some reason I can't save the file: Stopwatch.mp3

Also, I think iDisk has a bug... at least for me it does, because it prompts me for a webdav PW every few minutes. Even if I click remember PW.

The Freeplay is 1.8 GB's. Wow.

Tux Kapono
Nov 21, 2003, 10:58 AM
Do I need to copy these files to my hard drive or are they going to be permanently on my iDisk?

No Star Wars sounds unfortunately, but that's a heck of a lot of music tracks.

arn
Nov 21, 2003, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by Tux Kapono
Do I need to copy these files to my hard drive or are they going to be permanently on my iDisk?

No Star Wars sounds unfortunately, but that's a heck of a lot of music tracks.

They may disappear at some point... so if u want 'em, I'd copy 'em.

Apple used to offer these soundtracks before... but I guess removed them at one point.

arn

Brock
Nov 21, 2003, 11:07 AM
I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...

hobbes3113
Nov 21, 2003, 11:08 AM
Just one more reason that .mac is one of the best deals running. Well worth the c-note.

tacomancini
Nov 21, 2003, 11:16 AM
This is more like it... Although I still think its time to up the idisk space as storage gets cheaper.. I really like the idea of getting royalty free soundtracks.... I always need cheesy dancy soundtracks for freelance gigs that I totally am not qualified to get.. but do...

Also, I thought the training stuff would be too basic before... but found that sometimes its easy to overlook the ways in which the iapps make life easier... I often use imovie as a sketchpad.. and then import the project into FCP for further editing.
All and all this is a nice .mac benefit

1macker1
Nov 21, 2003, 11:16 AM
Yeah, that's like offering training on Safari and iTunes.
Originally posted by Brock
I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...

Nicky G
Nov 21, 2003, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by Brock
I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...

That's a pretty high-fallutin' attitude, don't you think? May people who buy Macs have never used a computer before, and even if they have, do not even know the basics about approaching a multimedia project. I agree the software is easy as pie, but you know how to use a computer, I imagine. ;)

Trowaman
Nov 21, 2003, 11:33 AM
Go Lucas an co.

It's like a dream come true. My two loves: Apple and Star Wars together. Well, it's not Star Wars but it was a company born out of that film. Lightsaber and TIE cannons sound effects would be awsome though.

Let's see if THX, Lucasfilm, Lucasbook, Lucasarts, and Industrial Light and Magic offer special Mac deals as well. (The SW books in iTunes music store, more Mac SW games)

xtbfx
Nov 21, 2003, 11:38 AM
All of the FreePlay music has been on there since .Mac was FREE. It's not new. The only thing they did was change it to AAC from MP3.

AmigoMac
Nov 21, 2003, 11:51 AM
Today. I started to produce a family video and really need more soundtracks, I'll check that training if they explain better about rate compression and other details I need to impress, sound effects, of course are welcome, nice tool... and now I got my 20 GB iPod with a sweet discount offer I got from apple, I'll take the apple care for it... nice day... is it because my daughter's 1st birthday? :p


Apple rocks!

sethypoo
Nov 21, 2003, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by kryten2000
This is why I think the 100 is worth it. Does anyone know if these
are diffrent sound effects than the ones inclueded in imovie 3

Some lightsaber or tie fighter sounds would be cool .


I believe that there is a special going on with the .Mac subscription, it's $69.95 until December 27th, 2003.

Correct me if I'm wrong!

By the way, does anyone know what happned to Phil Of Mac? I haven't seen him on these boards lately.....

sethypoo
Nov 21, 2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by AmigoMac
nice day... is it because my daughter's 1st birthday? :p


Apple rocks!

Congratulations, and Happy Birthday to your daughter!:D

g30ffr3y
Nov 21, 2003, 12:42 PM
it is a great day today... apple does rock, i love imovie and i cant wait to try out the new soundtracks... dot mac is a great deal no matter which way you slice it... when i renewed this year i got the sims for free... off topic, but cool... i used ichats audio conference yesterday for the first time!!! sweet... happy bday to your daughter AmigoMac...

reyesmac
Nov 21, 2003, 12:47 PM
Last week all that Freeplay music was online, all 1.2 gigs of it. Plus they had software updates and other software there too even if you were using the .mac trial. Now, I do not see anything there but folders telling me I have to pay to see stuff I saw for free a little while ago. Good thing I downloaded it all already. They did nothing today but lock out trial users from seeing stuff they could see before. The training and 13 skywalker sounds are the only thing that couldn't be had before.

Maybe I am wrong but can any other trial members out there download anything but disk copy from their idisk now? Before it used to be like 30 apps plus the freeplay stuff.

PyroTurtle
Nov 21, 2003, 12:56 PM
lame? maybe...
but it's so much fun to play with them!

reyesmac
Nov 21, 2003, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by PyroTurtle
lame? maybe...
but it's so much fun to play with them!

I was only commenting on the fact that they just took away things from trial members idisks that were there before. What Apple offers on their iDisks for paying members is fine, some of it is great, and other stuff can be had elsewhere for free.

Edot
Nov 21, 2003, 01:17 PM
What is the point of having a "Members Only" folder if you have to be a member to have an iDisk? Is there supposed to be some gratification for having a folder named "Members Only".:rolleyes:

autrefois
Nov 21, 2003, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Edot
What is the point of having a "Members Only" folder if you have to be a member to have an iDisk? Is there supposed to be some gratification for having a folder named "Members Only".:rolleyes:

I suppose the folder that says "Apple Software" will include things available to the general public, and the folder that says "Members Only" will contain only things .Mac subscribers can get. If that's true, it makes sense to me.

FriarTuck
Nov 21, 2003, 02:11 PM
As a child of the 80's, I can assure you that labeling a folder Members Only means the stuff inside is way cool. Because Members Only = cool & fashionable. I hear they also considered labeling the folder "Acid Wash" or "Flock of Seagulls" but Members Only won out.

Edot
Nov 21, 2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by autrefois
I suppose the folder that says "Apple Software" will include things available to the general public, and the folder that says "Members Only" will contain only things .Mac subscribers can get. If that's true, it makes sense to me.

I guess it would prevent advertisement of free software to people who don't have an iDisk.

iDisk Dude:"Hey, did you download backup?"
non-iDisk Dude: "I can't find that anywhere!"

pncc
Nov 21, 2003, 03:57 PM
Weird,
I have an active account, but my folders are essentially empty. here is a screen shot of what my software folders look like:

meta-ghost
Nov 21, 2003, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by FriarTuck
As a child of the 80's, I can assure you that labeling a folder Members Only means the stuff inside is way cool. Because Members Only = cool & fashionable. I hear they also considered labeling the folder "Acid Wash" or "Flock of Seagulls" but Members Only won out.

you reminded me of a brown "members only" jacket i once wore to a wedding (back then) - what was i thinking?

rdowns
Nov 21, 2003, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by Flowbee
The 'Members Only' folder is in your iDisk 'Software' folder (if you're a .Mac member). I had never noticed a 'Members Only' folder before.

It's inside the Software folder.

PyroTurtle
Nov 21, 2003, 06:53 PM
hmmm, next they need to give us one free album off the itunes store :-D

bretm
Nov 21, 2003, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by arn
They may disappear at some point... so if u want 'em, I'd copy 'em.

Apple used to offer these soundtracks before... but I guess removed them at one point.

arn

Nope. They've been right there for 2+ years. Never moved. In the software>extras folder I think. I tell people to go get em all the time. I use them for corporate, commercials, everything.

autrefois
Nov 21, 2003, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by bretm
Nope. They've been right there for 2+ years. Never moved. In the software>extras folder I think. I tell people to go get em all the time. I use them for corporate, commercials, everything.

I guess most people didn't know about it, including me, but it is odd that they emphasized something that's apparently been available for so long.

Next they will send us an email saying that people with a .Mac subscription can create their own websites, too! :)

reyesmac
Nov 22, 2003, 01:23 AM
Only disk copy is available for trial members now. No sounds, no updates, NOTHING. It used to be for two years, but no more, at least on my system...my trial has not ended yet.

So Apple is just making the stuff on .Mac sound new when it really is just the same old stuff now made exclusive to members.

All this time .Mac has been out and they still haven't offered any new abilities for it. What you paid for then is the same as you pay for now, space on the internet. Except now you get some free stuff every now and then but no new features. To me this is Apples least updated service.

j33pd0g
Nov 22, 2003, 02:25 AM
Bookmarks was a new feature... and I use it often.

Dahl
Nov 22, 2003, 04:08 PM
The new sound clips might make me sign up, but I'm still not sure.
I still find the price high, if you don't have a need for all the features.

master shake
Nov 22, 2003, 07:18 PM
I'm having the exact same problem as pncc who posted above me is having. I have an active account (one that was given to me from Apple because I work for a Reseller) and I have never had any problems downloading any of the other promotions. Can anyone shed some light on this? I have tried making a local copy of my iDisk, and logging in normally. Hopefully enough people are having this problem that someone can help us out. Thanks in advance.