iTunes music videos are not playing smooth

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kyle Nerder, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Kyle Nerder macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    Hello,
    I had to go and test out the music videos on the new Itunes! This lead to a huge dissappointment. The video played really rough and jammed up my iTunes :mad:

    I run a 700mhz iBook, fully loaded to 640mb of ram. Everything is up to date. I also noticed that all my dvd copies on my external HD (7200rpm) play like junk in the new Quicktime. What can be done to get things rocking again? :confused:

    Hopefully I will have the new iMac G5 soon and all the world's problems will be solved...
     
  2. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    Just so you know you should be able to bump that babies ram up a bit as per my sig. In case you wanted too.

    As for you problem I haven't tried running them on my iBook but they work fine on my iMac. Although they are rough at full screen. :p
     
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  4. Kyle Nerder thread starter macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    Yep. It's a G3. Barely enough to cut butter in todays standards. :rolleyes: Is there anything I can do to bump it up?
     
  5. illw!l macrumors member

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    Choppy Seas

    Im in the same boat as you:

    G3 700mhz iBook with 640MB of RAM; Choppy playback.

    I had never caught any episodes of Lost despite having heard such great things about it. Naturally, being a fan of Apple, I purchased the first ep. off of iTunes.

    Episode 2 will not be purchased until I have a newer computer to run it on.

    Thanks for posting, as now I know that I am not the only person who is observing inadequate playback on a G3 iBook.
     
  6. Kyle Nerder thread starter macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    I KNOW that the older QuickTime was better. I could play my dvd rips so smoothly. This new one uses too much resources. :mad: I wonder if I can back track to like 2 versions ago. anyone?
     
  7. Kyle Nerder thread starter macrumors regular

    Kyle Nerder

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    I KNOW that the older QuickTime was better. I could play my dvd rips so smoothly. This new one uses too much resources. :mad: I wonder if I can back track to like 2 versions ago. anyone?
     
  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    On my 1.5 GHZ G4, the iTunes videos take a bit to load, and they get sluggish, if you try to do lots of other stuff. They are really processor intensive, for anything other than a G5.
     
  9. twentyeight7 macrumors member

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    i think video support is just really crappy right now in itunes. on my 15" 1.5 G4 resize dosent work well and pause and play take a sec or two. seems like they really rushed 5.0 and 6.0 out the door

    Chris
     

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