VPC - need for speed

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    one of the reasons im planning on getting VPC 6.1 is to play WMV3 files, and simple pc games (e.g. tomb radar the last revelation - min s req = 16mb ram, pentium 233mhz processor). how will these perform on a 1.33, 12in G4 PB with 768 ram?
     
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    Well, they should run ok, not the best, but ok. However, VPC 7 is going to be in stores in October and it's going to be up to 30% faster than VPC 6, so why wouldn't you wait? Unless you need it for something now, I'd wait until then.

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    I'm pretty sure that you can play WMV3 with WiMP 9 for Mac.
     
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    I don't think so.

    The formats that won't play are WMV3 and Intel's Indeo codec. Those are the only 2 I've ran across.
     
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    You can play WMV as long as it's not protected, but then I run into like 1 protected file a year so it's not a problem.

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    I've done a bit of research and found out about this. WMV3 is the FourCC of Windows Media Video 9 inside an AVI file. Since WiMP for Mac doesn't play AVI files, WMV3-encoded AVIs won't play on a Mac.

    However, the same video format, when in a Windows Media container (wmv extension), can be played with WiMP 9 for Mac. Note that simply renaming the avi extension to wmv won't help, as the video will still be in an AVI container.
     

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