Mac Mini/quicktime problem....help!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by acrahm, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

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    Mar 12, 2007
    #1
    I have a problem with my mini/quicktime setup and i was hoping for some help from you all at macrumors...

    Here is the setup

    This system is setup for a admissions office in which we have a mac mini set up to a LCD screen that is all mounted on a wall.

    we have the mini on timer to come on from 1230-5pm and when the mini comes on, quicktime is set to automatically open and play the admissions video.

    Now here is the problem:

    when I turn on the LCD every day, the screen is blank but Ican still hear the video, I figured it was in hibernation so i move the mouse and hit the keyboard and nothing. i need to push the power button and hold it for a couple seconds then the movie comes on but the video is choppy.

    here are the specs on the mini: 1.25 power pc G4, 512 Ram.

    its old but its only function is to play this video...

    any thoughts on the problem?
     
  2. barkmonster macrumors 68020

    barkmonster

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    Dec 3, 2001
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    Lancashire
    #2
    I've seen simliar things on my G4 in the past before I disabled sleep.

    System Preferences > Energy Saver

    Set both the sliders to Never

    Uncheck the "put hard disks to sleep" check box too. The hard drive spinning down is very likely to be causing choppy video as well.

    it should be problem solved then.
     
  3. acrahm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mar 12, 2007
    #3
    thanks for your input, i checked the preferences and i already have the sliders moved to never and that boxed unchecked. I didnt have the power button puts the machine to sleep button unchecked, so i will try that to see if it helps. Unfortunately, i really can only tell if something works once a day when i turn on the LCD
     

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