iMovie launches like a wounded pig

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  1. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Ok, I assume that most of us have iMovie now. I have a dual 867 with 512MB Ram, and iMovie takes like 15 bounces to launch. Any ideas? Has anyone else seen this as well. On our dual 1GHZ it is 4 bounces, and on the 600MHZ iBook it is 5 bounces.
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: iMovie launches like a wounded pig

    i have a dual ghz mdd with 256 megabytes of ram. takes about 5 bounces to launch and is very quick. i have already made many movies with it. i love it much more than imovie 2. i havent been around any computers that run imovie 3 slow. i must be one really lucky mac user because my mdd is quieter than a mouse as well. lol

    iJon
     
  3. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    i have a 400Mhz G3 iMac and it takes 5 bounces in the dock. Inside it it is slow as hell rendering and other things like that.
    but then again i'm still on a G3 so
    yeah
     
  4. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    8 Bounces on my Dual 867 with 256 MB, I find my MDD reasonably quiet too.
     
  5. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    4 bounces on my Ti800 w/ 768mb RAM.

    Overall, it feels smoother... maybe because my movies are now stored on another drive.
     
  6. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I am guessing that if you have a large number of pictures and MP3's, this might slow things down - I don't know the level of integration, but obviously iMovie needs to read the contents of iTunes and iPhoto.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    That's my theory. I also think Apple will release a patch or two too speed things up. With the new features and integration and everything it's almost like a 1.0 release, not a 3.0.1 release (see, already one upgrade that I've heard improves speed over 3.0).

    Lethal
     
  8. Omad0n macrumors regular

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    I've got 2 bounces with a dual 867with 640megs of RAM
     
  9. ELYXR macrumors regular

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    10 Bounces on my TiBook 400...

    Does anyone know how to make the dock disappear, but only when the app is open... then re-appear when I close iMovie... like in iMovie 2? :confused:
     
  10. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    It took 3 bounces on my 933 with 512 megs of ram, and 2 bounces if i quit everything inlcuding the finder (by way of an option in tinktool)
     
  11. janey macrumors 603

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    1 (or is it two) bounces on a dual 1.25ghz pmac with 10.2.4 and 2gb ram. Pretty fast...
     
  12. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    15 bounces???

    My iBook launches it faster than that! Try repairing permissions on your drive. Maybe the iMovie install screwed something up.
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    you know what josh keynote bounced like 20 times when i tried to run it on your iBook. I wouldn't say anything.
     
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    8 bounces --
    Cube 500MHz 1GB RAM
    w/Finder, Photoshop, Appleworks, iTunes (playing music as well), Safari, Quicktime, Preview, Classic active, and 2.7GB of data in my Music/Pictures folder.

    mnkeybsnss pointed out the issue iAlan just mentioned as well.
     
  15. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

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    The picture thing may be valid. I have 14 gigs of MP3's and over 2 gigs of pictures. That would make sense. Weird though.
     
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    I was satisfied with the launch speed of iMovie, but just to check things out, I repaired permissions on my hard drive (something I had done just last week). Turns out permissions were wrong for both iMovie and iPhoto.

    Not sure repairing them helped launch time much, but it might be worth a try for you, Backtothemac.

    BTW, an Apple support tech told me that the preferred method for repairing privileges is directly from the boot drive. This is how I always do it now.

    Chris
     
  18. Backtothemac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok, you have my attention, so how do I do it? Is there any danger for data loss, or problems.

    Thanks, in advance.
    Chuck
     
  19. fierce macrumors newbie

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    mine just keeps bouncing and bouncing and bouncing... then after like an hour it finally comes up
     
  20. janey macrumors 603

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    Well it can't always have to do with the amount of pictures and music on your computer does it? on my dual 1.25ghz pmac, with about 60-200gb music and about 10gb for pics, it's only one to two bounces...
     
  21. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Use Disk Utility (in your "Utilities" folder). Go to the First Aid tab, select your hard drive, then do Repair Permissions.

    I've never read of anyone having problems as a result of this. Given what it does, I can't imagine any data loss.

    cjm
     
  22. Omad0n macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to say that i repaired permissions, and it found something with iMovie. Now instead of 2 bounces to open, it opens in one. All while running AOL, iTunes, and Chimera. sys. specs. are dual 867 with 640megs RAM
     

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