View Full Version : Video on 800mhz g3

Aug 24, 2012, 08:56 AM
what's type of the video files can handle with this ibook? And what's resolution?

Aug 24, 2012, 10:57 AM
Do yourself a favor and post the specs of your machine before these guys tear you a new one hahah

Aug 24, 2012, 11:09 AM
what's type of the video files can handle with this ibook? And what's resolution?

What's your OS and RAM? You can find it out on About This Mac under the Apple logo. If you didn't know this already, the type of video files it can handle all depends on the video player. If what you already have doesn't work with some files, then Google that video format and look for a video player for your OS. And if you have a high enough OS for the video, your specs won't matter for whether you can play certain types of video or not, though higher specs will allow you to play it well.

Aug 24, 2012, 11:50 AM
Relevant post on Zen's blog:


Aug 24, 2012, 12:00 PM
You can find the resolution here.


And video files anything up to its maximum resolution i guess and anything that itunes can handle.

MS Windows
Aug 24, 2012, 05:23 PM
Watching videos on a computer with an 800Mhz G3 processor is like going on Youtube in Windows 3.1. It won't work very well.

I would also recommend doing yourself a favor and looking for a better laptop (a powerbook G4 at least; those things are getting old enough to find in computer garbage). Ibooks are horrible. I repaired those things at work for over 5 years. Nothing but problems! They're poorly designed and poorly built.

Aug 24, 2012, 10:05 PM
OSX 10.4.11 and 640 MB of RAM

Aug 24, 2012, 11:42 PM
A general question as you can see will usually give you the same answer in kind. It's not that we do not want to help, but a good half hour with Google would have answered more than a few of your questions.

For Video as in (Movie) playback:



For YouTube goodness:


That should get you started.