Pixlet graphic seems very un-Apple...doesn't it?

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  1. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    It just seems so obtrusive and blunt. Lacks the subtlety of their other graphics. It doesn't really matter I guess...just an observation.:cool:
     
  2. MorganX macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Pixlet graphic seems very un-Apple...doesn't it?

    Maybe it existed before Apple adopted it. Is it Apple's, Pixar's????
     
  3. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i think it is an apple-designed technology in some kind of cooperation or endorsement by Pixar. it strikes me as natural, very "hollywoodish," like some kind of funny banner, almost 20s or something in style. even has the star to boot. i guess it is unapple and flashy in a way, but obtrusive? nahhhh....
     
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  5. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Pixlet graphic seems very un-Apple...doesn't it?

    i agree. it needs to be aqua-sized
     
  6. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Almost sounds like piglet. Was expecting to see an icon of a pig.
     
  7. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    i don't know, i think it could be ok. i think alot of the intial "cheese" of it comes from seeing it on a black background. i think it would look cool in a transparency, quirky but cool. it's supposed to look like the titling and graphics you see at the movie theater at the beginning, which always tend to live on the cheezy side of the street. i think the whole vibe is very intentional. as for the name, i'm not really feeling it.
     
  8. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    why give a codec a logo? are you going to build brand recognition for a codec with a logo (and a bad one at that?). this thing looks like an afterthought.
     
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  10. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    yeah. i agree. i don't think they meant pixlet to be anything like qicktime. as it is, it's flashy, it works for the intro, and it makes it so you'll remember it. with any luck, we won't see it much, but we will remember the codec pretty damn well...
     

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