Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:25 PM   #1
flagooner
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
HDpvr capture

Hello everyone just registered. I would like to ask if anyone can solve my problem or point me in the right direction. Just bought my Grandson a used 17'' Powerbook G4. He is mainly into video capture from his Xbox 360 with a Hauppauge pvr. We have tried everywhere to get hold of software wich will allow him to capture to the Powerbook. The HDPVR Capture software which is available will not run on his machine nor will the current version of eyetv. Does anyone have software which will run on this powerbook please?
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 02:32 PM   #2
mike457
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario
If you check here, you'll find version 3.4.3 of EyeTV, which is the last version that supports the Powerbook.
__________________
27" i7 iMac, mid 2010; Mini i5, 2011; iPad3; ATV3; iPhone 4; the Cube!
mike457 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:10 AM   #3
flagooner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Pvr

Hi Mike thank you for your information. My Grandson has tried 3.3.3 and tells me he is getting an error message ie; not supported on this Powerbook.I will however try reinstallng your suggested version,and get back,thank you very much.
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:34 AM   #4
bizzle
macrumors 6502a
 
bizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
What version of the OS is installed?
__________________
get your own damn blood.
bizzle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:03 AM   #5
flagooner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Verion

Hello sorry for the delay running Leopard 10.5.8
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 03:31 PM   #6
flagooner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Problems

Hello Mike547 installed EyeTV 3.4.3 and getting error message '' This Device ( Haupaugge HDPVR ) is not supported by EYETV on Powermac Computors'' can you advise please?
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:57 AM   #7
mike457
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. That problem I don't know the answer to; I haven't tried this combination of hardware and software. I looked at Elgato's website, and they also say that the Hauppauge is not supported on PowerPC.
__________________
27" i7 iMac, mid 2010; Mini i5, 2011; iPad3; ATV3; iPhone 4; the Cube!
mike457 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:47 AM   #8
flagooner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Hardware

Thank you Mike, what hardware have you had success with on a Powerbook if any?
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:58 AM   #9
mike457
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario
I've used an Intel Mac for my heavy lifting for a while now, so I'm dipping back into memory. I have used an EyeTV 250 Plus with the Powerbook, which worked all right, though it's standard-def. I originally used a gadget called the Formac Studio. It worked pretty well. I think they're long out of business, though, but you might be able to find one on an auction site.

In the Intel-only world, I currently use an EyeTV HD.
__________________
27" i7 iMac, mid 2010; Mini i5, 2011; iPad3; ATV3; iPhone 4; the Cube!
mike457 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:45 PM   #10
flagooner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Haupaugge

Thank You I think it would be cheaper for me to get a cheap windows PC capture on this and then transfer to Powerbook to edit.
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 02:54 PM   #11
Nyy8
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New England
I have some experience on the windows side of things... If you buy him a "Cheap" windows laptop your going to be honestly throwing money out the window.

HD editing takes quite a bit of power.. I remember using a Pentium 4 HT @ 3.2 GHz and it wasn't near fast enough. If your grandson is doing HD (720p) you could expect to drop $500-$1000 on a windows laptop or about 1,200 on a base mac book Pro. Don't bother buying those "Special Deal" $299 laptops.. odds are they are made for surfing the internet and reading emails and nothing more.

EDIT: Make sure the computer your going to buy has ATLEAST 2GB of ram.
__________________
iPad 2 16GB, iPhone 6 Space Grey 16GB,
iMac 21.5 inch, 2.5 GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD
Nyy8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:17 PM   #12
MisterKeeks
macrumors 68000
 
MisterKeeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nyy8 View Post
I have some experience on the windows side of things... If you buy him a "Cheap" windows laptop your going to be honestly throwing money out the window.

HD editing takes quite a bit of power.. I remember using a Pentium 4 HT @ 3.2 GHz and it wasn't near fast enough. If your grandson is doing HD (720p) you could expect to drop $500-$1000 on a windows laptop or about 1,200 on a base mac book Pro. Don't bother buying those "Special Deal" $299 laptops.. odds are they are made for surfing the internet and reading emails and nothing more.

EDIT: Make sure the computer your going to buy has ATLEAST 2GB of ram.
He will be using the cheap Windows laptop to record, and will transfer the video to the Powerbook.
MisterKeeks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:57 PM   #13
Nyy8
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New England
Excuse me since I'm new to PowerPCs, but can a Powerbook handle HD videos?
__________________
iPad 2 16GB, iPhone 6 Space Grey 16GB,
iMac 21.5 inch, 2.5 GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD
Nyy8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:03 PM   #14
MisterKeeks
macrumors 68000
 
MisterKeeks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nyy8 View Post
Excuse me since I'm new to PowerPCs, but can a Powerbook handle HD videos?
It all depends on the format and how compressed it is (and the speed of the PowerBook, obviously). Also, it matters what applications you use to edit.
MisterKeeks is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:58 AM   #15
flagooner
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Capture

Thanks NYY8 I think I'll look for a used dual core Pentium desktop as a safe bet, thank you for your advice.What applications are useable on a Powerbook to edit HD, the Powerbook I bought is 1.67ghz and has 2gig of ram.
flagooner is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New edition of Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac with Menu Capture Function ondesoft Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Nov 27, 2012 03:54 AM
Ondesoft Screen Capture 1.12.9 with powerful scrolling capture function is released ondesoft Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Nov 25, 2012 10:24 PM
retina screen capture that can capture regions of websites? stevelam Mac Applications and Mac App Store 4 Nov 7, 2012 03:39 PM
Log and capture keeps creating multiple clips during capture... why? jbonante Digital Video 6 Jun 26, 2012 01:07 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC