I'm serious. Why do Macs at the PowerMac level SUCK at media creation?
I've over here with a 867 mhz G4 computer. Now some these days would say "That's old". That level of computing was once considered a super computer by the U.S. military. I remember that bit of news when the Mac Cube came out.
So here I have a super computer, and I'm trying to create a movie. I have iMovie. I am not using anything strange to a Mac. I'm using .mov movies. In able to add these movies, they have to be imported. I have been 40 minutes already importing these movies. I have about 90 minutes to go. What the heck?!
Why am I having to import a MAC/APPLE format into a MAC/APPLE program with such trouble?
iDVD, gave up using that too. An Apple program first off can't recognize .mov files. An Apple program does not recognize Apple formats? And then it takes it like an hour and a half to encode a DVD? Insane.
And Quicktime, only makes .mov files. What's up with that? For such a great media program it only spits out one format? What about the ever common .mpg format? I mean it READS many formats great, but only creates one type of format? That's sad.
And my last gripe, what in the heck is up with Mac's putting these crappy shadow files on media? I put a MP3 on a micro card for my phone, and naturally it throws this 1K pointer/reference file on there as well. This drives my phone nuts. My phone sees all these 1K files and complains away.
I would delete them before putting them in the phone, but I can't see these reference files on the Mac file system. Only on a windows file system. Yep, had to run virtual PC to see those files and clean off the junk OS X left on the card.
Now someone please tell me in all the above cases I am doing something wrong, that the Mac is the great media machine I've known it to be over the years with lesser operating systems and hardware and what they claim to be.
Otherwise, we've been dupped.