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Apple is offering its .Mac subscribers three new offers. These include:

Apple Training "Going Digital with iMovie and iDVD"
Learn how to shoot, edit, and share great movies with this latest installment in the iLife training series. Includes 36 movies and topics including footage plus commentary by digital video expert Michael Rubin.

Free Sound Effects from Skywalker Sound
Exclusively for .Mac members, 13 iMovie sound effects from the audio wizards at Academy Award-winning Skywalker Sound. You'll find them in the new Members Only folder on iDisk.

Free Soundtracks from Freeplay Music
Thousands of professional-quality, royalty-free soundtracks from Freeplay in styles from Techno to Orchestral. These AAC format tracks are available in the iDisk Members Only folder.


 

kryten2000

macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2003
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This is why I think the 100 is worth it. Does anyone know if these
are diffrent sound effects than the ones inclueded in imovie 3

Some lightsaber or tie fighter sounds would be cool .



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Flowbee

macrumors 68030
Dec 27, 2002
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The 'Members Only' folder is in your iDisk 'Software' folder (if you're a .Mac member). I had never noticed a 'Members Only' folder before.
 

j33pd0g

macrumors 6502
Mar 20, 2003
471
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Central NY
.mac is a good deal... and they are not the same as the ones included with iMovie 3. Although for some reason I can't save the file: Stopwatch.mp3

Also, I think iDisk has a bug... at least for me it does, because it prompts me for a webdav PW every few minutes. Even if I click remember PW.

The Freeplay is 1.8 GB's. Wow.
 

Tux Kapono

macrumors member
Jun 4, 2003
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Do I need to copy these files to my hard drive or are they going to be permanently on my iDisk?

No Star Wars sounds unfortunately, but that's a heck of a lot of music tracks.
 

arn

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Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
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Originally posted by Tux Kapono
Do I need to copy these files to my hard drive or are they going to be permanently on my iDisk?

No Star Wars sounds unfortunately, but that's a heck of a lot of music tracks.

They may disappear at some point... so if u want 'em, I'd copy 'em.

Apple used to offer these soundtracks before... but I guess removed them at one point.

arn
 

Brock

macrumors newbie
Nov 16, 2003
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Brock University
I don't know...

I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...
 

tacomancini

macrumors newbie
May 22, 2002
15
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Pittsburgh
I'm into it....

This is more like it... Although I still think its time to up the idisk space as storage gets cheaper.. I really like the idea of getting royalty free soundtracks.... I always need cheesy dancy soundtracks for freelance gigs that I totally am not qualified to get.. but do...

Also, I thought the training stuff would be too basic before... but found that sometimes its easy to overlook the ways in which the iapps make life easier... I often use imovie as a sketchpad.. and then import the project into FCP for further editing.
All and all this is a nice .mac benefit
 

1macker1

macrumors 65816
Oct 9, 2003
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A Higher Level
Re: I don't know...

Yeah, that's like offering training on Safari and iTunes.
Originally posted by Brock
I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...
 

Nicky G

macrumors 65816
Mar 24, 2002
1,043
1,091
Baltimore
Re: I don't know...

Originally posted by Brock
I think this is kind of lame. Who needs training on iMovie and iDVD? They are so mickey mouse. Final Cut and DVD studio Pro would be better. And i already have cds of sfx and freeplaymusic, so this is nothing new. sorry...

That's a pretty high-fallutin' attitude, don't you think? May people who buy Macs have never used a computer before, and even if they have, do not even know the basics about approaching a multimedia project. I agree the software is easy as pie, but you know how to use a computer, I imagine. ;)
 

Trowaman

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Nov 3, 2003
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CD: TX-14
Go Lucas an co.

It's like a dream come true. My two loves: Apple and Star Wars together. Well, it's not Star Wars but it was a company born out of that film. Lightsaber and TIE cannons sound effects would be awsome though.

Let's see if THX, Lucasfilm, Lucasbook, Lucasarts, and Industrial Light and Magic offer special Mac deals as well. (The SW books in iTunes music store, more Mac SW games)
 

xtbfx

macrumors regular
Nov 18, 2003
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All of the FreePlay music has been on there since .Mac was FREE. It's not new. The only thing they did was change it to AAC from MP3.
 

AmigoMac

macrumors 68020
Aug 5, 2003
2,063
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l'Allemagne
F****ing wonderful ....

Today. I started to produce a family video and really need more soundtracks, I'll check that training if they explain better about rate compression and other details I need to impress, sound effects, of course are welcome, nice tool... and now I got my 20 GB iPod with a sweet discount offer I got from apple, I'll take the apple care for it... nice day... is it because my daughter's 1st birthday? :p


Apple rocks!
 

sethypoo

macrumors 68000
Oct 8, 2003
1,581
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Sacramento, CA, USA
Originally posted by kryten2000
This is why I think the 100 is worth it. Does anyone know if these
are diffrent sound effects than the ones inclueded in imovie 3

Some lightsaber or tie fighter sounds would be cool .

I believe that there is a special going on with the .Mac subscription, it's $69.95 until December 27th, 2003.

Correct me if I'm wrong!

By the way, does anyone know what happned to Phil Of Mac? I haven't seen him on these boards lately.....
 

g30ffr3y

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2002
676
0
buffalo ny
it is a great day today... apple does rock, i love imovie and i cant wait to try out the new soundtracks... dot mac is a great deal no matter which way you slice it... when i renewed this year i got the sims for free... off topic, but cool... i used ichats audio conference yesterday for the first time!!! sweet... happy bday to your daughter AmigoMac...
 

reyesmac

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2002
751
418
Central Texas
This is so lame

Last week all that Freeplay music was online, all 1.2 gigs of it. Plus they had software updates and other software there too even if you were using the .mac trial. Now, I do not see anything there but folders telling me I have to pay to see stuff I saw for free a little while ago. Good thing I downloaded it all already. They did nothing today but lock out trial users from seeing stuff they could see before. The training and 13 skywalker sounds are the only thing that couldn't be had before.

Maybe I am wrong but can any other trial members out there download anything but disk copy from their idisk now? Before it used to be like 30 apps plus the freeplay stuff.
 

reyesmac

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2002
751
418
Central Texas
Originally posted by PyroTurtle
lame? maybe...
but it's so much fun to play with them!

I was only commenting on the fact that they just took away things from trial members idisks that were there before. What Apple offers on their iDisks for paying members is fine, some of it is great, and other stuff can be had elsewhere for free.
 

Edot

macrumors 6502
Jan 29, 2002
432
0
NJ
What is the point?

What is the point of having a "Members Only" folder if you have to be a member to have an iDisk? Is there supposed to be some gratification for having a folder named "Members Only".:rolleyes:
 

autrefois

macrumors 65816
Re: What is the point?

Originally posted by Edot
What is the point of having a "Members Only" folder if you have to be a member to have an iDisk? Is there supposed to be some gratification for having a folder named "Members Only".:rolleyes:

I suppose the folder that says "Apple Software" will include things available to the general public, and the folder that says "Members Only" will contain only things .Mac subscribers can get. If that's true, it makes sense to me.
 

FriarTuck

macrumors 6502
May 26, 2003
442
3
Chicago area
As a child of the 80's, I can assure you that labeling a folder Members Only means the stuff inside is way cool. Because Members Only = cool & fashionable. I hear they also considered labeling the folder "Acid Wash" or "Flock of Seagulls" but Members Only won out.
 
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