> I am definitely not fond of the Mac,
I'll let that one be. You must have your reasons. :-)
I wouldn't buy anything other than Mac OS machines unless there was critical
software only available on PC.
> but would be willing to use [Mac]
That makes more sense. :-)
> ...decidedly, the way to go.
I don't think decisions are ever that black and white. And, frankly,
although I'd stick with the Mac platform for my needs, one would certainly
have to take a look at those (what are they?) 3.0 gHz Pentiums. High
performance is always a good thing.
If you're talking encoding only, a PC would probably work fine. If you're
talking A/D encoding, editing, compression, transcode for streaming, DVD
authoring, et al, I'd go for/stay on Mac OS.
Have you checked out for example:
I know a couple of people who "switched" to Mac for video ops after trying
hard on their PCs. I don't have any direct experience trying to do a lot of
video stuff on PCs (the idea makes me shudder) so I can't answer your
ultimate question in your message - sorry.
IMHO (No platform war intended... And sorry if I strayed off the focus of
the videolib list)