Power Mac G4 online video streaming trouble.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hovismerks, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. hovismerks macrumors newbie

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    need help im running a
    Power Mac G4 with
    Mac OSx version 10.5.8
    processor speed is 1GHz
    1 CPU
    2GB ram

    im so confused this is a fairly good mac right?
    everything seems to be working fine apart from online videos; for example youtube, unless there quick time. all flash seem to be slow jumpy and skippy even online adds on web pages
    it makes my mac slow right down and its really annoying
    can anyone help?

    Hovis :apple:
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

    CubeHacker

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    Your mac was top of the line in 2002. Its now 2010. The slowdown you are experiencing with flash is because the CPU cannot keep up with the flash video.

    Make sure you download the latest 10.1 version of flash. It has helped a lot with youtube video streaming on my G4.
     
  3. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right i tryed that but i go on a flash web page such as youtube and it says missing plug in?
    so i download flash 10.1 again and it says im already running a higher version, any ideas?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    YouTube and Vimeo offer HTML 5 betas, maybe have a go with that.

    If you use Safari as browser, you can also take a look at ClickToFlash to disable Flash content.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    It's because you have an older computer. Not much you can do about it.

    Use the HTML5 beta on YouTube with Safari 5. Turn off hardware acceleration in Flash (ctrl-click on a Flash element, go to Settings, and disable hardware acceleration). About the most you can do.
     
  6. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, 3 things you could do. Overclock the cpu, get a better gpu, and/or get more ram.
     
  7. hovismerks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what if i was just to upgrade to a better CPU
    mine is 1GHz power pc G4
    1mb L3 cache
    would that help run video streaming
    or does it have anything to do with the graphics card possibly?



    QUOTE=spinnerlys;11203388]YouTube and Vimeo offer HTML 5 betas, maybe have a go with that.

    If you use Safari as browser, you can also take a look at ClickToFlash to disable Flash content.[/QUOTE]
     

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