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  • 15. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    frustrated711 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for listening. I have expressed my views to Apple by phone and online, for what it's worth. What bothers me most is being misled and not getting an option. I guess grandma will not see new family videos anymore. I'm sure they don't care about the older clients.

  • 16. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    The next purchasing cycle I will seriously contemplate going with another platform (and that's coming from somebody who has purchased Apple products since the days of the Mac LCii).

     

    If you wish to express your opinion to Apple use the link below, it will be read.    (I go back to the 1979 Apple II)

     

    From Apple:  "We would love to hear your comments about any of our hardware and software products. Send us your thoughts".)

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • 17. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    And if you think Microsoft are any better, their new Windows 8 operating system will not play DVDs, or burn them, unless customers buy an extra upgrade,

     

    http://blog.cdrom2go.com/2011/09/windows-8-to-add-new-disc-burning-features/

  • 18. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    Ziatron wrote:

     

    And if you think Microsoft are any better, their new Windows 8 operating system will not play DVDs, or burn them, unless customers buy an extra upgrade,

     

    http://blog.cdrom2go.com/2011/09/windows-8-to-add-new-disc-burning-features/

     

    That one is a bit old .... here's a newer one: http://www.gizmag.com/windows-8-no-dvd-playback/22443/

  • 19. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    Thanks for sending that link.

     

    It was also interesting to read the comments below the article.

     

    One thing we all know for sure is that Windows 8 users will easily be able to burn DVDs of there movies using Windows 8. The software may not come from Microsoft but many alternatives will be available.

     

    As a Macintosh user I do not have this confidence.

  • 20. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    Ziatron wrote:

     

    As a Macintosh user I do not have this confidence.

     

    Toast has been around for quite a while and I don't see it going away anytime soon. But DVDs are on the way out and Blu-Ray will not live that much longer. All this is going to be in the cloud in the not too distant future.

  • 21. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    clb5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow. Apple really goes out its way to offend its customers. I came here after I tried sharing via iDVD in iMovie -- the option is there. But I couldn't find iDVD anywhere. Does Apple really think that the only way to go is to use "the cloud"? And why would I trust iCloud when Apple can't even keep its own software around.

     

    Has no one at Apple ever tried uploading HD video to, well, anywhere. Unless FIOS becomes national, it will never work, and Verizon has ceased fiber optic expansion.

     

    We were weighing whether to get an Apple TV -- this clinches it. Roku alone stays; I'll use Netflix, Amazon, and VoD rather than iTunes. RCN charges $1 more than Apple usually, but I get the movie for 48 hours rather than 24.

  • 22. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)

    All this is going to be in the cloud in the not too distant future.

     

     

    As long as the movie is "still available" for sale and is not censored to the point where you no longer want to watch it.

     

    For example, despite public pressure for a release, the Disney movie “Song of the South” remains banned.  Even cartoons like Johnny Quest are now censored.  Only people who purchased physical copies years ago have them as they were originally produced.

     

    "Sorry, honey, that cloud storage service where I put the video of our wedding/son's first birthday/daughter's first dance recital just went bankrupt."

     

    I keep all my must have copies on DVD disc storage

  • 23. Re: New Macbook Pro w/iLife - No iDVD
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)

    Ziatron wrote:

     

    All this is going to be in the cloud in the not too distant future.

     

     

    As long as the movie is "still available" for sale and is not censored to the point where you no longer want to watch it.

     

    For example, despite public pressure for a release, the Disney movie “Song of the South” remains banned.  Even cartoons like Johnny Quest are now censored.  Only people who purchased physical copies years ago have them as they were originally produced.

     

    "Sorry, honey, that cloud storage service where I put the video of our wedding/son's first birthday/daughter's first dance recital just went bankrupt."

     

    I keep all my must have copies on DVD disc storage

    I totally agree with you. I would never trust storage of my irreplaceable data to a third party.

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