Some help for a newbie

Discussion in 'macOS' started by moxy1980, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. moxy1980 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    Very new to this whole iMac thing so go easy on me. I've just started using my wifes iMac and I'm trying to get into it. I intend to buy Apple TV as well as a wireless keyboard and mouse. I think the apple tv will be ok but the keyboard and mouse require 10.5 where as our mac has 10.4.11. Can I upgrade without changing hardware?

    system is currently as follows;
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
    SMC Version: 1.20f4
     
  2. moxy1980 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Dangeresque macrumors newbie

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    Yep, you're good to go on for an update to eith Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6). If I were you, I'd throw down the money you save by upgrading to 10.6 instead of 10.5 ($100) and upgrade to 2gb or 4gb ram.
     
  4. moxy1980 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks for the advice. I upgraded to 10.6.8. I will consider upgrading the RAM but think I may upgrade the computer next year anyway.

    I am using UTorrent on my windows PC to download tv shows. However when I use the iMac it won't play as they are .avi files.

    I have apple TV so would obviously like to download TV programmes in MP4. Do you know of a way I can download them and automatically cover to a format that Apple TV supports?

    Alternatively is there a app available for iTunes that allows you to play .avi files?
     
  5. Modernape macrumors regular

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    Install Perian and Flip4Mac, these two will allow quicktime to play everything.
     
  6. moxy1980 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but that just means I will be able to watch them on the Mac, how can I watch them on Apple TV.

    Plus, i can't be assed downloading a movie in 15 minutes, then waiting 2 hours to convert it to m4v or mp4, etc
     

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