Clamshell iBook and video playback

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by princealfie, Mar 30, 2006.

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    princealfie

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    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?
     
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    Eidorian

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    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.
     
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    princealfie

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    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.
     
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    Eidorian

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    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.
     
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    princealfie

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    Wow, you can playback that resolution without any trouble on the G3? :) Impressive!
     
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    Eidorian

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    Well it eats up 100% of the CPU but it plays perfectly. Don't expect to multitask.
     
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    princealfie

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    how much RAM in your clamshell? Just wondering :)
     
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    Eidorian

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    I had a Power Mac G3 and not a clamshell. I'm trying to buy a clamshell though. :D
     
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    Maxwell Smart

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    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.
     
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    princealfie

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    Is playback affected by which version of VLC you use?
     

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