Maybe for Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dollystereo, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    France
    #1
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #2
    Looks neat, the only thing I really see as an annoyance is that the windows get "stuck" to the sides of the screen and other windows.
     
  3. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

    Chef Medeski

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #3
    I hope so.

    I love that. its perfect for OCD people. Which for some reason I am with a computer. I love the varying opacity, advanced Expose, and multiple screens. Just great.
     
  4. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    #4
    I'd like to see this. Can you guys help me out. It tells me that Quicktime is missing necessary components, but I don't know which one it needs.
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #5
    Get DVIX Dr. and use that to convert the .avi to a .mov.
     
  6. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    #6
    Thanks, but is there another player I can download to just play the .avi?
     
  7. wwooden macrumors 68000

    wwooden

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    #7
    I have the flip4mac plugin installed and it played it fine.

    That really is cool stuff, I'm sure we will see something like that in Leopard.
     
  8. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #8
    XGL isn't really a GUI. It's an OpenGL Xwindow which then runs "compiz" on top of it which is a composite manager. The two work together to create the effects you're seeing. The GUI is GNOME or KDE or whatever other thing you're running on linux.

    The developer of XGL did say that he took some inspiration from apple in his design.

    XGL is basically just linux getting hardware acceleration, something that OS X already has... so basically, the FX that compiz implements could in theory, already be done on OS X!

    Sorry for the long winded response... But basically, XGL / COMPIZ is sweet. So is linux. So are Macs. I hope Apple puts more sweet visual effects into leopard as well :)
     
  9. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    #9
  10. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #10
    WOW.:eek: That looks awesome. Amazing how fluid everything is.:)
     
  11. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

    mcmadhatter

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Location:
    Bath, UK
    #11
    next time i want to watch a dvd on a cube shaped screen i'll know where to look ..... :confused: surely a relatively pointless feature?
     
  12. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #12
    I think it was just showing the capabilites of the virtual desktop feature.:rolleyes:
     
  13. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    #13
    Pretty impressive, first time i've seen a good looking distro of linux...would be really cool to see this in leopard, looks like it will require alot of graphical power to run though,

    ShadoW
     
  14. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #14
    VLC It's great. And free.
     
  15. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    #15

    Thank you. I'm trying it now. :)
     
  16. skywalkgr macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    #16
    I dont think that we have to wait until Leopard comes out.
    Those effects you mentioned of XGL also exists (in a way) to our beloved OS X too! :D

    The desktop manager can do the CUBE trick among with other effects.

    check : http://desktopmanager.berlios.de/

    also check Virtue : http://virtuedesktops.sourceforge.net/
     
  17. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #17
    Yeah, this really isn't that impressive. I think most of the warbly-stretchy crap is ***** useless anyway. Any of this could be done with OS X now. Fortunately Apple has more taste than these knuckleheads.
     

Share This Page