Choppy YouTube video due to old G3 imac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mgguy, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. mgguy macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Does anyone know whether my 400mz Graphite imac might be too old and slow to enable me to watch smooth (not choppy) YouTube videos? I have 3 mbps DSL so there is no problem with download speed. I have read that the G3 processors are too slow to handle the highly complex digital encryption of many videos found on the internet. Un-pirated videos I download from Limewire look fine. Only those from YouTube and news sites, for example, are a problem. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem short of buying a newer computer? EI have all upgraded Mac software (OSX 10.4.11, latest Quicktime, etc.) and everything else works perfectly.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Flash for OSX is dreadfully coded, and processor intensive even on the Intel Macs...
  3. mgguy thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Is there another option other than using Flash? Is this problem unique to Macs (not older PCs too)? Any way to speed things up or get around the problems causing video to be clunky?
  4. writerdianalee macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
    Flash for G3

    Did anyone ever solve this problem?


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