New 17" iMac... Wow.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lamina, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Just picked up a 17" iMac with 1x1GB of RAM. I must say, what a beautiful and FAST machine.

    I got my 17" PB last month, and I thought that was fast. I am completely blown away by the speed of the iMac.

    Also, the quality. No dead pixels, no flaws at all. Flawless BootCamp install (had to).

    I am an absolutely elated month-old switcher. One issue though... What do I use to play WMV files aside from Windows Media Player (on the Intel iMac)? Seems VLC isn't universal yet.

    All in all, no complaints. I love my Macs.
     
  2. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    This sucks! I hate being 15 and broke. I can't get a job, and I have no money. MacBook Pros are too sweet to not obesse over. Everyone seems to be swtiching but me!N ARGH!:mad:
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Great to hear you are enjoying your Mac so much. :) If you ever have any questions, just let us know.

    As for playing WMV files, try Flip4Mac - it's free. Otherwise, do a search through the Forums and I'm sure a couple other suggestions will pop up. :cool:
     
  4. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    i think theres this WMP plugin for quicktime on the microsoft website?

    as for your iMac, ur basically torturing me since i cannot afford one :rolleyes: , but congrats. :D enjoy your new computer
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Glad to hear that you are enjoying your new 17" iMac lamina. :)
     
  6. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

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    Im with you man. But Im not 15. I found a few ways to make cash. Sell your old gaming equipment and games.
     
  7. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't work on a Intel Mac yet unfortunately. However this:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/5758

    is a link to the Universal Binary version of VLC. A pre-release but it works well.
     
  8. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    NO!!! FliMac doesn't work with intel. Maybe they have released one
     
  9. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I was just going to show him that. I have it on my Intel iMac and it works great. No problems at all. Glad to hear you're happy with you're purchase.
     
  10. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Should of read above thread
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Ah, good to know - thanks, I wasn't aware of that fact. ;) :cool:
     
  12. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    CONGRATS! Its always nice to read something positive around here...;)
     
  13. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any, I sold them all to pay for my Xbox 360. I've already pre-ordered a PS3 which is going on eBay the second I get home. If i learned anything from the 360 launch, $500 can go a long way.
     
  14. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Popwire apparently has a Universal QuickTime component for playing WMVs. Never tried it, as I don't have an Intel Mac and I just heard of this a day or so ago, but thought it was worth mentioning. It's $49.95 for the full version which allows exporting, but if you can use it for playback only with no limitations free.
     
  15. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    flip for mac is the .wmv plugin for quicktime. i use it - no probs. if you register the program you can also convert wmv's to other formats right from quicktime...

    edit - didn't realise it didn't work on intel mac's

    aussie_geek
     
  16. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    It is good to aspire to have the better things, but at your age there are other issues to occupy both your time and thoughts. At 15, I felt good enough if I had money to buy an ice cream cone. Be patient ... it will happen for you in due time.
     
  17. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hey man, I'm 21 and in more debt than I hope I will ever be in again. The iMac I got for my parents and I'll be paying off the PB for a LOOOONG time.

    Here's a nickels worth of free advice (always wanted to say that), if you can, stay at home and go to college.
     
  18. Peace macrumors P6

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    I downloaded the component and installed it.It works great! I've had about 50 really old windows avi files that I couldnt watch with quicktime..
    Boot to windows..convert the avi to wmv then open the wmv with quicktime in os x.I even exported the wmv files from quicktime into mp4 files..

    I'd recommend the popwire component over flip4mac anytime!
     
  19. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Maybe you've set your standards too high :p

     
  20. IEatApples macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for the MacBook maybe? Can't imagine you being a pro at the age of 15. :p ;)
    Although I can't argue with the sweetness of the MacBook Pro. :)
     
  21. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Hey congrats on your iMac. Great to hear such postitive things about it, as I plan on buying one like your's (17" 1x1GB RAM).

    Haha, I know how you feel, bud. But when you finally get your machine, you'll appreciate it like 10x more! :)
     
  22. thecheda macrumors 6502

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    nice.

    me and my buddies have preordered five in all. :p
     

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