iTunes has sluggish movie playback on G4 Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by EmeraldKnight22, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. EmeraldKnight22 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all! This is my first time here and I am hoping that I can get an answer to my question. I have a G4 Powerbook and when I play movies in iTunes, the playback is absolutely sluggish. I have the same problem when playing video online. What could my problem be?


    Specs:

    15" G4 Powerbook
    1 GHz PPC
    2 GB DDR SDRAM
    OS X 10.4.11


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Music playback should be fine but a 1 GHz PowerBook G4 doesn't really cut it anymore for certain videos and more so for Flash.
     
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    Not to sound too glib, but in a nutshell...

    your Mac is OLD.

    What version of iTunes are you using? What types of online videos are you having issues with, are they Flash?
     
  4. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

    mr.steevo

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    Hi,

    It's called planned obsolescents.

    If DVD's play well then it isn't your computer.

    s.
     
  5. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

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    I have a 1.33GHz iBook with 1.5GB of RAM.

    Some videos it chokes on, especially in iTunes.

    Sometimes VLC'll play them fine, in extreme cases I have to quit everything but VLC to get them to play smoothly. VLC seems to work better than Quicktime for me.

    It's OK with streaming if it's nothing high quality, as soon as you get into youtube HD it's just pointless trying.

    Basically, it is just old age.
     
  6. EmeraldKnight22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses, folks. I guess I was hoping it wasn't just old age :(
     

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