Ok Help With Video Play Back Issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by angelxbites, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. angelxbites macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    So I Just Updated my 256mb ram, imac g4 os x puma to os x tiger its great a bit slow but im getting a 512mb ram so it shouild be faster with 768mb ram right? and my video playback on quicktime is AWFUL it gets stuck stops starts like 20 secs later it did NOT do this on puma..should the problem stop when i upgrade my ram? thank you ahead of time

    GeForce 2MX
    32MB Graphics card
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Video playback is solely dependant on CPU, and relies very little on RAM, which explains why speed has not improved.
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816


    Dec 18, 2010
    Are you playing video files already on the Mac?

    If so, download and install the G4 optimized MPlayer, and follow the OP's setup instructions in this thread. It will play videos better than straight up Quicktime.

    If you are playing streaming videos from the web, then are you using TenFourFox as your browser? It plays videos better than other browsers on G4's.
  4. angelxbites thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    but it has the same video graphics memory as it did b4 it started acting up when i upgraded to tiger..it was fine before idk what is going on;/

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