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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by tb2830, May 4, 2010.

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    :D you will love it - the windows/apple switch 101 on the apple site was very useful for me :yes:
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    i got a refurb macbook pro from apple

    im pleased because its got a firewire and sd slot which was two important things i wanted

    does the mac support mpeg movies ????
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    Depends on which flavor of MPEG. There's three of them. MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and now MPEG-4. You'll get both MPEG-1 and MPEG-4 support out of the box. But for MPEG-2 support, there's a $19.99 add-on to Quicktime that you'd need.

    For Windows Media, there's a plug-in you'll need called Flip4Mac that allows you to view Windows Media files. It's free and distributed by Microsoft. Once you get your Mac, you can the Flip4Mac plug-in here.

    Both of these things above are plug-ins for the Quicktime player that will come with your Mac. Just extends its capabilities.

    Oh and BTW... congratulations on your decision! I'm absolutely sure you'll love it! :yes:

    And I didn't even have to weigh in on the discussion! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... you KNOW which way I lean!)
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    think my sanyo records in mpeg 4 so hopefully i'll be ok
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    If not, just let us know. We'll probably be able to help you work through any problems. :yes:

    Tom :)macwave:... virtual tech support!)
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    :macwave: when's your expected delivery date?!
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    between the 6th and 10th
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    :D I'm so excited and it's not even mine!
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    Oh, and by the way...

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    Tom :)macwave:... just thought I'd get you started!)​
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    :donald:

    there is nooooooooooooooooo way i would of had another windows machine even if someone offered to pay for it

    windows has nearly caused me to have a mental breakdown :donald:

    im even going to get the kids apples next
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    Have you used one before hun?
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    yeh my friend has one

    im really looking forward to seeing what i can do with my video's

    im just sooooooooooooooo excited
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    You'll love it from the minute you turn it on :yes:
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    I agree and iMovies will rock your world :D
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    ive never assumed youve bought rubbish, i just mentioned rubbish makes. what was the make you paid a grand for sony? just because you spend a grand on something, doesnt always mean your buying the best. have you tried windows 7 yet?....im not saying go buy im glad your happy with your choice

    i can only go by my own experiences and ive not come across so many people who have had the problems people have on here and i deal with a lot of people who have no problems at all

    i remember the problems we had trying to get limewire working on your laptop and how worked up you got :lol:

    maybe its just the windows based hardware thats the problem not windows itself who knows

    that might be a way of me getting a mac, a refurbed one didnt cross my mind about that :)
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    I'm pretty sure windows is the problem Mick :yes: A lot of the hardware used gets used for windows computers, too. :yes:
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    of course its used for windows machines its running windows :wink:....do you mean the hardware is used on macs? ;)
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    I meant a lot of the mac hardware gets used on windows computers too :yes:

    Just remembered my *fave* feature of the mac- the spell checker spell checks everything :yes: It's not browser-specific or anything, covers the whole OS :yes: Really helps when you're writing on a forum etc.

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