Question regarding Video playback on new Imac 20"

BennyK

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Sep 14, 2004
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Appleton, WI
Ok, Here is my question.
I have a new 20" with the 2.4 and 2 GB ram. Everything works AWESOME on it except one little thing. When I go to the Apple Page and play the new Imac comercial, the video freaks out and it only happens the first time it plays. If i replay it, it works flawlessly. Now when I say freaks out I mean it gets all weird looking, colors get weird, and the image is not where it belongs (within the normal parameters of the video) but the screen will be moved over or whatever. I would guess this has to do with the way this is streamed but I just wanted to check to see what others have to say. I can play youtube vids, anything else that is streamed, DVD's, Stevie Jobs special announcement meeting, and everything else, but it is just this video is weird on my computer. I used to have an iMac G5 (still do) and when that had streaming video that it could not handle it would stop or just be super slow. So question is, is this normal and/or should I be concerned. Again, I have watched many things on my imac and it only happens on this one video. Nothing else!

Thanks!
 

BennyK

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Sep 14, 2004
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Appleton, WI
I should mention that I really do love this computer. WAY BETTER then my 1.8 G5 17" Imac. Everything about it is great (except for the viewing angles, but that doesnt matter to me, because I sit in front of it all the time).
 

Alloye

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Apr 11, 2007
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Rocklin, CA
I sometimes have this problem when playing a Quicktime stream over my DSL line at home. Disabling "Instant-On" may help.
 

DoFoT9

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Jun 11, 2007
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in systempref>quicktime>streaming you can set a delay before it starts playing. which will give it some time to buffer. try that.
 

BennyK

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Sep 14, 2004
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Appleton, WI
I sometimes have this problem when playing a Quicktime stream over my DSL line at home. Disabling "Instant-On" may help.
Awesome, this seemed to have fixed it. It just must be streaming to fast for my connection (which is cable). Looks like I was just freaking out about nothing :)

Thanks!