Lost playback is choppy...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by katchow, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. katchow macrumors 6502

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    its really weird...i've tried it in itunes and quicktime w/ no other apps open, but i still get video that putters along. This is on a iBook 900mhz (max ram).

    anyone else having troubles?
     
  2. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    Is that a G3? The TV shows in iTunes are encoded in H264, which is a pretty demanding codec.

    Is it sputtering at full-size playback, or also 320 x 240?
     
  3. katchow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    both. however i did have better luck last night playing natively in itunes (after a few minutes into the show) rather than quicktime, go figure. yeah, measly g3 here. I was impressed with the quality of video for a 220 mb file (aside from the hiccups).
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The G3 will struggle a lot more with H.264 than a G4 or G5 would. This is the reason it's choppy.
     
  5. katchow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks man. so the lesson is, don't forget Lost is on Wed. night! :)
     

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