iTunes visualizer choppy on late 1999 iMac G3

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  1. 2001imac macrumors newbie

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    Okay so here's the deal, I bought this iMac G3 about six months ago and it is amazingly fast. I'll admit it's no road runner but it still packs a punch for it's age. Anyways, I downloaded the latest version of iTunes that is compatible with my machine, iTunes 8. Whenever I use the visualizer, it plays back really choppy although when I use the same CD in iTunes 2.0.4 on OS 9 it works fine. Any suggestions?
     
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    It's because on OS 9, that version of iTunes and its visualizer were geared towards the iMac G3. iTunes 8 is definitely more made for more modern computers, and the G3 probably can't handle it well.
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried upping the memory available to iTunes 8?
    Do a Get Info on the App (cmd I from Finder) to change the allocation.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't change memory allocation in Mac OS 10.4. That feature only existed in classic Mac OS.
     
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Right. He confused me w talk of System 9.
    iTunes 8 requires Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later.
     

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