|Dec 18, 2008, 11:28 AM||#1|
Playing HD footage on a PowerBook G4
I have some 720P HD footage that I need to playback on an old PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz, 2GB) but in its current encoding (H.264), the G4 just doesn't have the horsepower.
I am prepared to transcode the video on my MBP in the hope that a less-compressed format will play.
What formats would you suggest? Vanilla MPEG 1/2?
Late '08 MBP, iPhone
|Dec 18, 2008, 02:20 PM||#2|
You could reencode it as Apple Intermediate Codec perhaps.
Consider buying the elgato H.264 USB device. It will probably make you happier in the long run.
|Dec 18, 2008, 03:35 PM||#3|
That powerbook should be able to playback DVCProHD (from a FW drive). I'd go with that. After that, maybe JPEG2000.
PS: If you're trying to play it back from the internal, you can just about forget it.
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