Can't play movies on iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by yly3, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. yly3 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Right now I have a late 2004 iBook G4 with 1.2 Ghz processor, 768 Ram.
    I have Leopard installed (10.5.8) and just made sure I have software up to date.

    YouTube is choppy but watchable at 360p, 480p is a no go.
    However, I want to play a DVDrip 700mb movie with VLC and it's unwatchable, even the sound is stuttering.
    I was given this iBook, maybe the video card would be somewhat dead.. I wouldn't know.

    Streaming news sites is ok, everything is pretty much fine, I can even sync my 4S with this thing.
    Would the RAM be an issue ? I know I can upgrade to 1.25gb but first I want to make sure that everything else is ok.

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. skinniezinho macrumors 6502a

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    you have lot's of threads here about youtube,videoplaying and even some tips on the FAQ on my sig, why don't you give it a read?
     
  3. pistooli macrumors regular

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  4. yly3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you !!

    1.1.9 did the magic :D


    @skinniezinho To be honest, at first I checked your thread but I wanted to find the info fast. Will check it right now for maybe improving my video streaming 360p. Any quick advices ?
     
  5. Nova77 Guest

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    Get VLC 1.1.12!
    2.0 is unstable atm
     
  6. pistooli, Feb 24, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012

    pistooli macrumors regular

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