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Old Feb 4, 2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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Powerbook g4 - sluggish video

I just upgraded my Powerbook g4 to Leopard from Tiger. Ever since the upgrade, I am having a difficult time streaming video from the internet, with sites such as youtube and Hulu. The video is quite sluggish.

Now, I've done some internet research, and have discovered that this is a very common problem. I have not, however, been able to find a fix for this issue. Has anyone else been able to repair this issue with the Powerbook g4 and video streaming?

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Old Feb 4, 2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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Add more ram.
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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You can try the YouTube HTML 5 beta, which does not use Flash.
http://www.youtube.com/html5

There is also Click2Flash to disable Flash content.

Leopard needs more resources than Tiger, so that might explain the sluggishness.
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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Add more ram.

Not that simple - I just upgraded it to 2GB from 512mb. Video was fine under Tiger. I'll try disabling flash, but some websites, such as Hulu, make it mandatory...

Any more permanent suggestions that don't affect my web experince?
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 11:01 PM   #5
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Any more permanent suggestions that don't affect my web experince?
Use Tiger.
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 11:18 PM   #6
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If you downgrade your version of Flash from 10 to 9, you'll see some performance improvement. Alternatively, you could try using Flash 10.1... I've found it to be just as fast as Flash 9.
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 11:35 PM   #7
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Use Tiger.
This. I'm on a powerbook running tiger right now and it has no problem with sd vids.
Any particular reason you need the leopard?
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 08:52 AM   #8
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Yes, do install the newest and pretty stable beta of Flash 10.1, you will see improvements.
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