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harpjw
Nov 24, 2010, 05:13 PM
With a new hard drive installed on my iMAC PPC G5, I can't get DIVX 6.5 to work on 10.5.8, and DIVX 7 doesn't work on a PPC. Also, I no longer have Classic so my AGFA SnapScan 1212u Scanner has no driver. Suggestions would really be appreciated



mjillard
Nov 24, 2010, 05:22 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

It may be time to upgrade. Backwards compatibility isn't what it once was on Mac platform.

PBG4 Dude
Nov 24, 2010, 05:30 PM
I may have a copy of OS 9 around if you want me to check for you.

I too have an iMac G5 and am wondering what to do with it as everyone drops the PPC platform.

ThunderSnake
Nov 24, 2010, 07:51 PM
With a new hard drive installed on my iMAC PPC G5, I can't get DIVX 6.5 to work on 10.5.8, and DIVX 7 doesn't work on a PPC. Also, I no longer have Classic so my AGFA SnapScan 1212u Scanner has no driver. Suggestions would really be appreciated

For a 1212u, use the open source SANE (http://www.ellert.se/twain-sane/). And here is a nice GUI (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24016/scan-again) to put on top of it.

Do you want DivX for streaming or for playing local files? Perian (http://www.perian.org/#detail) enables Quicktime support for most modern file types:

Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional media:

* File formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW
* Video types: MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, Sorenson H.263, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Snow, NuppelVideo, Techsmith Screen Capture, DosBox Capture
* Audio types: Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), and MPEG Layer I & II Audio, True Audio, DTS Coherent Acoustics, Nellymoser ASAO
* AVI support for AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, VBR MP3 and more
* Subtitle support for SSA/ASS, SRT, SAMI
http://www.perian.org/