Blackeagle (cdupchurch@hotmail.com)
Thu, 08 Jun 2000 21:05:42 MST


>Nani!? WMP for Mac BETTER than the Windows version and ON PAR with
>Quicktime
>for Mac? WMP Mac beta is the BIGGEST load of crash-ware I have EVER run on
>my Mac. The framerate, even on the latest Powermac G4, is poor, even on
>very
>low data rate clips. In addition, it fails to support most of the codecs
>that the PC version does. The Mac version may be "just a beta", but its a
>beta of last years final version of WMP!

Read more carefully, Z said WMP for Mac is about as good as Quicktime for
WINDOWS not QT for Mac.

>In comparison, I can play a Sorenson encoded (processor intensive) clip,
>full screen 1024x768, without dropping a frame in Quicktime. Hell, running
>MacOS X DP4 and Quicktime 5 beta full screen gives me faster frame rates
>than Mac WMP beta at 1/4 screen.
>--
>SkullMac
>SkullMac@gundamlounge.com
>http://www.gundamlounge.com
>
> > From: -Z- <Z@Gundam.Com>
> > Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
> > Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 18:44:14 -0700
> > To: gundam@aeug.org
> > Subject: Re: [gundam] (OT)NEW ESCAFLOWNE MOVIE TRAILER!!!!!
> >
> > At 21:40 6/7/2000, you wrote:
> >> On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, -Z- wrote:
> >>> At 02:39 6/7/2000, you wrote:
> >>>>> http://www.movie-navi.com/ESUKA/
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Very cool looking stuff!!!!
> >>>>>
> >>>> what's an .asf file? Can I play it on my mac?
> >>>
> >>> Active Streaming Format -- what Microsoft used to call NetShow and now
> >>> calls Windows Media Technology.
> >>>
> >>> It's not platform specific. Just as you can get QuickTime for
>Windows,
> > you
> >>> can get Windows Media Player for Macintosh.
> >>
> >> Keep in mind the mac version of WMP (or is that wimp?) is just a beta.
>The
> >> abilities of the software are not equal between platforms.
> >
> > Keep in mind that the latest Windows version of WMP is also "just a
>beta"
> > and that the abilities of the two betas are comparable.
> >
> > The Mac WMP beta player is actually better than the current Windows
>release
> > and about on par with the current QuickTime for Windows release.
> >
> > And they're all trying to be RealPlayer and WinAmp combined.
> >
> > -Z-
> >
> >
> > -
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>
>
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