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Apple on Wednesday released an update to its consumer-level video editing and management software iMovie for Mac, adding support for machines running legacy video cards.

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iMovie for Mac version 10.0.1 comes two months after Apple first announced the latest major revision to the software, which introduced an all-new look for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, along with hefty feature additions.

In today's update, Apple has expanded compatibility with more Macs, allowing those with legacy machines to install and use the app with older video cards. In addition, the new software addresses a reliability issue that would cause issues when updating projects and events created in previous versions of iMovie.

When Apple debuted iMovie for Mac version 10 in September, the company announced that its iLife and iWork suites would go free.

Along with the rollout of iMovie for Mac, Apple also debuted iMovie Theater, which allows users to share clips, trailers and movies across devices. The service is based in iCloud and can be accessed from nearly all Apple products, including a dedicated channel on the Apple TV.

iMovie for Mac version 10.0.1 comes in at 1.94GB and can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store.
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It doesn't work with my 2002 iMac running Leopard. Fail! /s
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It doesn't work with my 2002 iMac running Leopard. Fail! /s

 

Time for a new iMac! Success!

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It doesn't work with my 2002 iMac running Leopard. Fail! /s

Neither does... well anything from the last 5 years.

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Neither does... well anything from the last 5 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSm6aTmcyp4&t=0m14s 1tongue.gif

(It won't play as an embedded video. Why do up loaders do that?)
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A better option would be to build machines that allow people to upgrade their video card.
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A better option would be to build machines that allow people to upgrade their video card.

A better option for whom?
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Now installs on my iMac 8,1 (2008). Didn’t before and told me my video card was too old. I’m happy at least. Takes a lot for me to fly into some kind of rage over something Apple does or doesn’t do. 

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It doesn't work with my 2002 iMac running Leopard. Fail! /s

I remember the "big cat" era of OS X releases. That was so early 2013.

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I remember the "big cat" era of OS X releases. That was so early 2013.

The era of naming them after the pluralization of Top Gun characters is so much better. Next one will be Icemans followed by Gooses.
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Yeah that makes a lot of sense, put a new tech video card into an otherwise outdated Mac. Mind you I'm the guy that has been pushing for XMac for years now but even I understand the futility of trying to up date old hardware with new video cards.
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A better option would be to build machines that allow people to upgrade their video card.
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A better option for whom?

Better for everyone, even if they don't choose to take advantage of it.
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Yeah that makes a lot of sense, put a new tech video card into an otherwise outdated Mac. Mind you I'm the guy that has been pushing for XMac for years now but even I understand the futility of trying to up date old hardware with new video cards.

It does make a lot of sense. A couple hundred dollars for an incremental upgrade is a lot better than replacing the whole computer every couple of years.
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Yeah that makes a lot of sense, put a new tech video card into an otherwise outdated Mac. Mind you I'm the guy that has been pushing for XMac for years now but even I understand the futility of trying to up date old hardware with new video cards.

 

Define outdated hardware.

 

Any system with a PCI-E 2.0 based system is not outdated.

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Better for everyone, even if they don't choose to take advantage of it.

You think increased costs (and potential size increase and weakness, especially in notebooks) is better for everyone when very few consumers do HW updates, especially when it comes to the GPU, is better for everyone? Sounds like it's better for you for everyone to pay for you to have an option that isn't likely to be useful if my previous Mac Pro's GPU options are any indication.
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You think increased costs (and potential size increase and weakness, especially in notebooks) is better for everyone when very few consumers do HW updates, especially when it comes to the GPU, is better for everyone? Sounds like it's better for you for everyone to pay for you to have an option that isn't likely to be useful if my previous Mac Pro's GPU options are any indication.

Don't stupid, the point is to reduce costs. People don't do it anymore because Apple is producing designed obsolescence. They used to, all the time, and it was quite inexpensive.
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Don't stupid, the point is to reduce costs. People don't do it anymore because Apple is producing designed obsolescence. They used to, all the time, and it was quite inexpensive.

No, people never switched out every component of their notebooks because the typical consumer never wanted to do that and it defeats the purpose of a notebook. In fact, I know plenty of people that just used a perfectly good WinPC until the PC got too slow and then bought a new one. If they couldn't even clean up or reinstall the OS do you think they would really want to open up their notebooks to replace any and every component after researching HCLs and checking with performance to cost ratios to find the best options? Of course not!

You have to accept that your idea of a personal computer, while perfectly fine, is outmoded and in no way reflects today's user base and certainly don't come close to what Apple caters with their excellent notebooks.
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No, people never switched out every component of their notebooks because the typical consumer never wanted to do that and it defeats the purpose of a notebook. In fact, I know plenty of people that just used a perfectly good WinPC until the PC got too slow and then bought a new one. If they couldn't even clean up or reinstall the OS do you think they would really want to open up their notebooks to replace any and every component after researching HCLs and checking with performance to cost ratios to find the best options? Of course not!

You have to accept that your idea of a personal computer, while perfectly fine, is outmoded and in no way reflects today's user base and certainly don't come close to what Apple caters with their excellent notebooks.
Apple was always criticized for lack of upgradability. The reason they didn't was simple, very few people ever upgraded any part of their machines - even RAM. Apart from myself I don't think I've ever known anyone to upgrade their personal computers.
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Lucky me…IMovie 10.0.1 works on my 2007 iMac with an ATI HD2600 Pro video card of 256KB VRAM. OS X is at 10.9 Mavericks. I probably will get another iMac next year, just because this set of components is getting more outdated than I like. This iMac has provided great value for the original cost.

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Apple was always criticized for lack of upgradability. The reason they didn't was simple, very few people ever upgraded any part of their machines - even RAM. Apart from myself I don't think I've ever known anyone to upgrade their personal computers.

I certainly do and know several people that do. I actually put RAM in a 2002 iMac just today in an attempt to get Leopard Server to run it (worked great as an iTunes Server but want to make it work as a Time Machine backup server, too). I have removed DVD drives to replace with hard drives and removed hard drives to install SSDs, but I don't consider my actions to be the norm and certainly don't think it would save money for all users or allow components to be smaller if they did that with today's Macs or iPhones or iPads.

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OS 10.5 isn't supported anymore. You could try to update to 10.6.8 if you have at least 1 or 2 gigs of ram which then things might start working for you again. However if you have a PowerPC processor forget it. That is not supported at all and the hardware is just to slow and out of date.
Technology moves forward as much as we would like to keep our old stuff forever. It's just not possible to make that old stuff work with the newer stuff. You would be better off buying a new Mac instead of trying to put money in an out of warranty old Mac that can't keep up with the new stuff.
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Your Mac is running a Power PC processor and is just outdated. The hardware is to slow and is not supported at all. Like Betamax video's aren't sold anymore because they are out dated and you can't put in a blue ray disc in it and expect it to play.

 

It's just time to buy a new one.

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A better option would be to build machines that allow people to upgrade their video card.

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A couple hundred dollars for an incremental upgrade is a lot better than replacing the whole computer every couple of years.

And the best option is to simply get a new Mac. We will need to get the economy rolling again.
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A better option would be to build machines that allow people to upgrade their video card.

 

No it wouldn’t. Why not try looking at the world through the majority’s eyes instead of through a tinkerer’s eyes. In the real world...

 

1. Most people never upgrade their operating systems, let alone their hardware. The use the machine as it came out of the box.

2. The majority would never even consider changing out their video card, or RAM, or CPU, or hard drive. 

 

So why should Apple spend the time designing upgradeable hardware when the majority of their customers don’t care about it? Let the tinkerers buy something else to play with.

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Neither does... well anything from the last 5 years.

Old tech and hardware is FAILING because it's old tech and hardware.

 

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I tell you what my solution is likely to be -- pricey and risky. Buy a Mac Pro when it comes out in December and use the old iMac as dumb screen.
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Hey - I reported this almost a week ago Click!!

 

Strange thing is that I've been running iMovies 10.0 on my mid-2007 iMac without any hitch.

 

Just noticed the 10.0.1 update today. Weird that I've been able to run it a week before everyone else....

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