G5 And 4K Video

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dronecatcher, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

    Dronecatcher

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    I was sure that when I had my Quad, I'd tested 4K playback but discussing it on MR earlier this year, I no longer had my Quad nor could I find the test files.

    Looks like I wasn't just imagining it:



    Keen to try again but this time on my Dual 2.3, I went to this site to grab a 4K test file:

    http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/resources/4k-test-sequences

    I downloaded the last file, Coastguard, as mov and mp4.

    Despite only being a dual 2.3 with the base FX5200 GPU, the mp4 played with dropped frames in XBMC and the mov played with dropped frames in MPEG Streamclip - converting it there to Apple Intermediate Codec allowed smooth, full screen playback - that's a 3840X2160 file!

    As a side note, VLC, Mplayer, Niceplayer and Quicktime couldn't play either of the files.

    Not necessarily practical but still an interesting proof of concept.
     
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    That's amazing. These are fairly powerful machines and can do a lot, except browse the web really well.
     
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  4. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, just saved with Apple Intermediate Codec.
     

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