Urgent question: Powerbook G4 400 and DivX

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Andillo, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Andillo macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2003
    Hello hello,

    I'm considering buying a Powerbook G4 400 MHz (640 RAM)... I would be running OS X Jaguar.

    My question is, is the G4 400 fast enough for watching DivX movies (up to 640x480) without frame dropping? Or would I need the 500 MHz model? Using VLC player, which I was told is the fastest one.

    It's important that I have an answer within 24 hours, I have to decide if buy or not untill tomorrow...

    Thanx a lot!
  2. hesdeadjim macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Re: Urgent question: Powerbook G4 400 and DivX

    I wouldn't know from firsthand experience, but I have a 400 MHz iMac G3 and it handles DiVX movies fine. Of course, it has been a while since I've watched a DivX movie, and I know I've never used VLC player. So, that might not have been much help, but it gives you an idea.
  3. Jaykay macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2002
    i have a 400Mhz ibook and i use mplayer to play DivX movies and its works fine for me...

    runs better on my 1.25 DP but its very watchable.
  4. Andillo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2003

    What do you mean with "works fine (...) works better on Dual..."?

    Can you explain it? I mean, if it runs well (without frame dropping), how can it run even better on a Dual 1.25?


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