quick question to help my kid. iMac G3

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  1. macbookProSF macrumors member

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    I have a iMac G3 I copied my downloaded movie Cars that I purchased via I tunes onto the iMac's hard drive. The hope was to be able to play a few movies every now and then and let him (my son) look at a few PBS web sites. But the movie will barely play it skips but the movies sound is playing just great.

    Is my mac just to old?

    I appreciate any help you all can give!
     
  2. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    What format is the movie in, and what program are you using to play it in?
     
  3. macbookProSF thread starter macrumors member

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    Mp4

    MP4 and iTunes.


    I have handbrake should I convert it to something else to play it?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    no dont convert it yet. youll lose quality. Handbrake only converts DVD format to mpeg4. you can use QuickTime Pro or VisualHub to compress the resolution and file size.

    maybe the iMac doesnt meet the minimum specs to play movies downloaded from the iTunes Store. what is the processor speed? iTunes movies are 640x480 so maybe the iMac is not powerful enough to play the video smoothly. search for the minimum specs on Apple's website.
     
  5. macbookProSF thread starter macrumors member

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    Bad news

    Here is what apple had for the requirements...


    Additional Video Requirements
    1GHz G4 processor or better

    A little to slow. I do have quick time pro, I will give it a try.

    Thx
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ok good to hear we figured it out. use the 320 x 240 QVA setting for MPEG4 in QuickTime Pro. this is what the resolution the movies from iTunes used to be.
     
  7. macbookProSF thread starter macrumors member

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    You rule

    you rule!

    Thank you so
    much,

    Now if only you could tell me the apple tv software update will be tonight.

    LOL

    Thanks again
     
  8. macbookProSF thread starter macrumors member

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    no go

    Quicktime Pro will let me open the MP4 but it will not let me convert it into anything else.
     
  9. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately that's because it's a protected video file.
     

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