Urgent question: Powerbook G4 400 and DivX

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  1. Andillo macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Jaykay,

    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?


    Andillo
     

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