iMovie '08 only partly supported on an old, tired, slow, should-be-replaced G4

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  1. koppee1

    koppee1 Active Member

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    Didn't realise iMovie 08 was only for hihger end / new macs :(
    sneaky jobs getting everyone to upgrade. tsk.
    You can't force install it too...it won't let you. :(
     
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    Re: ilife 08

    will the installation of ilife 08 overwrite the previous versions?
     
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    Re: ilife 08

    what? you sure? from apple:

    "iMovie requires a Mac with an Intel processor, a Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or an iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster)."
     
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    Re: ilife 08

    maybe what he meant to say was that G4's are not supported..
     
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    Re: ilife 08

    yep. that's what I meant.
    sorry bout that hehe.
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    Oh, so that's why iMovie HD 6 is available for download for iLife '08 buyers.
     
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    Re: ilife 08

    Just like the previous version, I think you may either upgrade your current installed version or opt for a custom install which will install the new version while keeping your older iLife intact.
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    I changed the thread title since this is not a general discussion on iLife '08. FYI.
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    i think the title should ne iMovie 08 will not support G4's... di ba?
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    i think it's only iMovie that isnt support on a G4; the other applications in iLife are supported
     
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    Re: ilife 08

    nope it'll be placed in folder of "imovie (previous version)"
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    If iMovie 08 runs on a G5, I believe someone will make a hack for it to run on a G4. It's not as if they've removed PPC Code. Of course, that means that it is NOT SUPPORTED by Apple on a G4s, but it doesn't mean that it can't be made to run.

    Does this forebode the possibility that Mac OS X 10.5 will not be supported on G4 Macs?
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    Very unlikely, Apple always support their older products. Well maybe, i think the reason Apple ditched G4's to run iMovie is that the slowdown in performance level aint tolerable anymore. Anyone running iMovie 06 in a G4 knows its luckluster performance.
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    Amidst all these talks, we know that the solution to running the latest and the greatest Mac software is simple. And deep down within, that's what we want to do -- the right thing. And that right thing is to go to the nearest Apple/Mac store. Hahaha!
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    Yep one more thread title change to iMOVIE will not run on G4's. I have iLife '08 installed on a G4. It's just iMovie that wasn't installable. The rest are running fine. iWeb is nice :)
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    will the iweb '08 run on a G4?
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    yup. it works.
     
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    Re: iMovie '08 not (entirely) supported on an old G4

    hhmm thread title's getting confusing:slanted: Linus noted "iMovie wasn't installable", which confirms previous thread title;)
     
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    Re: iLife 08 not supported on a G4

    The new iMovie must be making some 64-bit calls that, obviously, the G4 cannot handle. Which is probably why it's limited to the G5 and up.




     
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    well...i use imovie 06 on my g4...and yea it's pretty slow...i can only imagine how slow imovie 08 would be hehe...but on another post someone mentioned that in some ways, imovie 08 is a step backward so maybe it's a blessing in disguise that it didnt work :D
     

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