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princealfie
Mar 30, 2006, 09:48 AM
I am encoding video at low-res (ipod quality) mp4/mv4 and was wondering how well the Clamshell iBook can play back the video with its 4 MB graphics card?



Eidorian
Mar 30, 2006, 09:55 AM
Don't use Quicktime. Use VLC. Quicktime 7 is worthless on older machines.

I get 30 fps watching video podcasts in VLC. 3-4 fps in Quicktime 7.

princealfie
Mar 30, 2006, 11:33 AM
Thanks. I love VLC. Looks very awesome.

Sad to hear that Quicktime 7.0 chugs along on the clamshell. I really love the clamshell as a road warrior machine. Very tough built.

Eidorian
Mar 30, 2006, 12:24 PM
Thanks. I love VLC. Looks very awesome.

Sad to hear that Quicktime 7.0 chugs along on the clamshell. I really love the clamshell as a road warrior machine. Very tough built.Yeah, I can decode 720 x 480 XviD using VLC on my old Power Mac G3 450. I just found Quicktime so useless which was ironic since it's an Apple application made specifically for Apple machines.

princealfie
Mar 30, 2006, 12:40 PM
Wow, you can playback that resolution without any trouble on the G3? :) Impressive!

Eidorian
Mar 30, 2006, 12:47 PM
Wow, you can playback that resolution without any trouble on the G3? :) Impressive!Well it eats up 100% of the CPU but it plays perfectly. Don't expect to multitask.

princealfie
Mar 30, 2006, 02:20 PM
how much RAM in your clamshell? Just wondering :)

Eidorian
Mar 30, 2006, 03:51 PM
how much RAM in your clamshell? Just wondering :)I had a Power Mac G3 and not a clamshell. I'm trying to buy a clamshell though. :D

Maxwell Smart
Mar 30, 2006, 04:09 PM
I have a clammy 366 and it handles low-res video playing in my browser fairly well. Anything more than like 320x240 and it chugs, though that is when its running both firefox and adium.

princealfie
Mar 30, 2006, 04:16 PM
Is playback affected by which version of VLC you use?