Thanks, I'm pasting your notes now for future use. I figured it was easy but it is always nice to have a complete guide where ever possible.
I'm afraid iTools is merely going the way MANY other Internet services are going. Actually, iTools is one of the major hold outs until today. I understood the issue and my concern was what they were going to do with my account since I had paid for 100MB of storage space in addition to the original 20MB that came free. Luckily Apple emailed me and stated that not only were they going to honor my extra space (which I figured they would) but they gave me the first year of .Mac for free. So for the $100 I paid a month ago or so I now have a .Mac account with 200MB of disk space.
I guess I need to make some more AMVs to fill up that extra 100MB I just picked up
$100 a year is hefty for some in this community but that's what 100MB extra space sold for with iTools before (which is really needed to host your AMVs in MPEG-1 format) and this gives a lot more features. Apple treated me better than I expect so I'm happy until this time next year when I need to pay.
Rather disappointed in QT 6. Nothing to do with MPEG-2 as hoped and MPEG-4 isn't really impressing me but then again it is really for streaming video which is not something I do. The keynote, which was done in MPEG-4 today, looked horrible on the G4 iMac with QT 6 we watched it on at work until I turned the screen resolution down to 480x600 and made sure everything our 1.5MB/s DLS line could provide was going into that one streaming video. Let me know if you find anything interesting in your test encodings.
So how did this turn into a Mac forum all of the sudden? Oh ya, MacWorld was today
Back to AMVs real quick. I have finish my second AMV *crowd cheers* So, once I have everything encoded, on CD, and in the mail box (give me a day or so, one of those weeks) for the cons I'll be putting all my creative efforts back into the Mac guide.