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Jschultz
Sep 25, 2006, 02:47 PM
It's getting all choppy. I've got a 1.5 ghz G4 with 512mb of ram. I've also got the 128 mb 9700 card, so I'm curious as to why it's not working too well. Do just need more ram or something? Quicktime is the only thing open right now too.



dpaanlka
Sep 25, 2006, 02:50 PM
Have you tried restarting?

ChrisBrightwell
Sep 25, 2006, 02:50 PM
I have 1.5GHz G4 w/ 1.5GB of RAM and a 128MB video card and can play back 480p content w/ no problem, so I suspect your culprit is the system RAM.

nospleen
Sep 25, 2006, 02:51 PM
It's getting all choppy. I've got a 1.5 ghz G4 with 512mb of ram. I've also got the 128 mb 9700 card, so I'm curious as to why it's not working too well. Do just need more ram or something? Quicktime is the only thing open right now too.

Someone can correct me if I am wrong. But, I believe the G4 cannot do HD video. You need either a G5 or an intel mac to do so.

***Whoops, someone already correct me, lol.***

dpaanlka
Sep 25, 2006, 02:51 PM
Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

You are. They can generally do 480p just fine. My 1ghz with the Nvida GeForce whatever it is does 480p fine.

iMeowbot
Sep 25, 2006, 02:51 PM
A 480 really ought to play okay on that machine. Can you fire up Activity Monitor from your Utilities folder and see if anything is eating up resources under the CPU and memory tabs?

pbelmore
Sep 25, 2006, 03:38 PM
Yeah, check your activity monitor and also make sure your hard drive isn't too full. I have the same exact setup and mine plays 480p just fine. Good luck!

nospleen
Sep 25, 2006, 03:53 PM
You are. They can generally do 480p just fine. My 1ghz with the Nvida GeForce whatever it is does 480p fine.

No, you cannot correct me, I already corrected myself in my original post, so there!!! You can't fire me, i quit! lol :p :D