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  1. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I have a B&W G3 with a DVD-RAM drive and I want to play DVDs the only problem I installed the drive after I installed X.2 I downloaded one on Apples site but when I click on it it acts like it is going to open but won't I am getting kinda mad any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    What reports? My Panasonic DVR/DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RAM plays movies perfectly.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Is that the one that came standard in the Blue and White G3s?
     
  5. Spock thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have tried VLC it plays but it is choppy, I have 384mbs of ram and it is a 350Mhz overclocked to 400MhZ could this be the problem? Would Hard Disk space be an issue?
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, that's too little RAM to play DVDs effectively. The clock speed is also barely sufficient. I think you probably noticed during the installation of the latest QuickTime that a 400 MHz G3 was the minimum machine listed.

    Hard disk space is not likely to be an issue but since you lack memory, hard disk speed could be an issue as virtual memory is swapping things from disk to real memory.
     
  7. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    A good video card (with plenty of Video RAM) makes all the difference.
     

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