Pixlet is our friend

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by agreenster, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. agreenster macrumors 68000

    agreenster

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    I've been reading up on what will be one of the new Quicktime Codec's debuting in Panther, our little friend Pixlet. Being in the entertainment business, I feel this little codec will be a godsend in reducing the filesizes of rendered movies, clearing up diskspace and streamline the editing process.

    However, many people have already realized that Pixlet will also have another use: DVD pirating at a whole new level.

    Check it out:

    http://homepage.mac.com/macsatin/C1255802821/E1509052356/

    I must say that aside from a new Finder and a couple tweaks of the OS, Pixlet is the thing I am most excited about about OS10.2
     
  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    yeah pixlet should be pretty sweet. I think that it requires a pretty strong computer to do the compression though, I could be wrong.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    Re: Pixlet is our friend

    I think he's mistaken. Pixlet has the same compression ratio as DV. It's just higher quality.

    I'm not sure where he got the numbers from... but I would be tht 6GB movie down to 250MB is only like 10 seconds long or something like that. :)

    arn
     
  4. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Pixlet is our friend

    He got the 6GB -> 250MB from the Panther Preview info on Apple's site. I agree that it probably wouldn't make a DVD movie at high quality fit into a 250MB file, as that's not even the point of Pixlet in the first place.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Re: Re: Re: Pixlet is our friend

    yep...

    "similar to DV rates"

    DV => 12GB/hour.

    So that means a two hour movie is 24GB. Sure, the quality rocks in Pixlet. But you are not going to be downloading that thing.

    arn
     

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