It P!$$E$ me off that....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by glenawil, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. glenawil macrumors newbie

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    my kids $699 Dell XP laptop plays hulu, youtube flawlessly and my $1000 iBook can't. You would think our Macs, which are supposed to be the choice of media "artists" would be able to handle video better. Some one has to have a solution for crappy video streaming!

    iBook 1.33
    1.25 g ram
    10.4.11

    I am ready to throw the sucker at the wall!
     
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a

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  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well, the secret is out, now you know Windows is actually better. You should dump that Mac and pick up one of those W7 Dells.
     
  4. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    Your iBook G4 is roughly 5 years old, and Flash on Mac OS X doesn't perform as well as it does on Windows. But your iBook should do well at handling Quicktime video streams.

    ... and it's ridiculous to say an iBook G4 is a $1000 machine. Sure, it did cost $1000 five years ago when you first bought it, but it's not even worth $300 in 2009.
     
  5. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    My mac, and all macs I have been on (EVEN eMacs... lol) play youtube fine.... not sure about hulu on the emacs though..
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Lol iBooks are WAY out of date now. They're only worth $300 dollars now, if that. More like 100 or 200:D

    Older macs aren't good with flash. Quicktime streams though should run well on it.:D
     
  7. molala macrumors 6502a

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    iBook 1.33GHz must be from 2005. Yes, you'd be lucky to get $250 for that. I think there is someone on this board looking for those specs, you should get in touch and sell it to him/her.

    Upgrade to the new MacBook, even refurb. Find something that is $699 and it will handle streaming video just fine.
     
  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If you're comparing a $1000 computer from 5yrs ago to a $700 computer from this year/last year then you have nothing to be pissed at.

    Technology advances...and yeah, that iBook isn't exactly worth $1000 nowadays ($250 TOPS I'd think). Flash for Windows on the other hand, will run just fine a few OS/CPU revisions back...you can thank Adobe for crapping the bed for Mac<-->Flash support/CPU utilization being piss poor.
     
  9. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    It pisses me off that my 6 month old Macbook can't play hulu!...
    Although that's not related since that's only because I'm in teh UK. But still annoying :cool:
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah technology advances very quickly, what was good 5 years ago is pretty useless for a lot of todays things, like streaming video...:(

    though my iMac is 3 years old and it does everything I've ever wanted it to do:D

    Sell your iBook on eBay or something, then get a MacBook, even if you get one of eBay for $1000 or 900 or something close to your kids computer;)
     
  11. dejo Moderator

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    Just make sure you video and post to YouTube if you do! ;)
     
  12. chriszzz macrumors 6502

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    What do you expect from a machine thats almost 5 years old?
     
  13. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    Pisses me off that I can't run BBCplayer on my PS3 lol... at least without a proxy.
     
  14. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    The blackberry 5790 is such a piece of **** compared to the iphone. It doesn't even work with youtube, and it cost more when I bought it. RIM just pisses me off so much.
     
  15. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Has to be one of the funniest comparisons/threads. iBook does everything well except for heavy online media of today. I bet the iBook was screaming fast 5 years ago. LOL
     
  16. jointsmoking macrumors regular

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    try the - ClickToFlash http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/ - plug in - works great for youtube - let's you open the vids in quicktime instead of the flash plug in. Really helps.
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I used to have an iBook too and it couldn't stream video like YouTube.
     

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