Online Video Viewing/cpu

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  1. hovismerks macrumors newbie

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    right heres the story, im trying to view videos on online web pages for example youtube and its very jumpy as-well as web pages with animated adds.
    ive tried EVERYTHING to make it work, so come to the final decision of upgrading my CPU to make it work better preferably to a duel core?
    just need to know if im doing the right decision or not, if not could you possibly tell me what could fix this problem e.g video card if needed?
    here are my stats if you need to know any more info please get back to me
    ( could you refer me to a CPU or anything needed which would prevent this problem for the future )
    1GHz PowerPC G4
    1MB L3 cache
    2GB ram

    please please please help
    many thanks
    hovis :apple:
     
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    The OP has a Power Mac G4 for anyone interested.

    I doubt upgrading the CPU to 1.42 GHz (the maximum CPU "size" the G4 DP had to offer) will help your Flash performance. You need at least a G5 to view toady's YouTube in HD.

    It might be easier and cheaper to just get one of the older Intel Mac minis.
     
  3. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ive just brought this mac tho thats the trouble, is there any way at all which will just help youtube run faster?







     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    As I like to quote myself quite often:

    Have you tried the suggestions there?

    What about selling the machine again, as it clearly is not cut out for modern day YouTube?
     
  5. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im not sure how to excess that 'click to flash'





     
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    http://clicktoflash.com/
    via "click to flash"



    And the HTML5 beta of YouTube: www.youtube.com/html5
     
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    and

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  9. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is what happens tho if i click on the 'Youtube' it comes up playing flash any ideas? do i need to activate quicktime or something? [​IMG]
     
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    It normally takes a while.

    Go to any YouTube video (or several) and wait until the page is fully loaded. After a while (ten seconds maybe), the YouTube sign in the middle of the video should change to an H264 sign, if that has happened, click on the video.

    It should look like this:

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    But I can't reproduce that behaviour right now, maybe ClickToFlash and the Safari version I have (5.0.1) don't work together.

    Have you tried the HTML5 beta yet?
     
  11. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah tried HMTL5 and it works! but its limited on some videos which is kind of annoying, is there a way to download the old versions of safari which defiantly work with 'clicktoflash' do you know?
     
  12. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you, if this fails i've decided to purchase a new CPU as you said it could help with flash, could you recommend one which would do this please?

     
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    I don't know anything about upgrading the CPU in G4 Power Macs, but you will be limited to the fastest G4 CPU, which will be around 1.xGHz I guess.
    Maybe this can help: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/accelerators/
     
  14. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you ever so much for your help, hopefully il be able to get this 'clicktoflash' working and wont need to invest into a new cpu


     

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