Should i throw my tiPB out the window?

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  1. dg45 macrumors regular

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    i just got this titanium powerbook about a month ago.
    i heard mac laptop are the best for video editing and graphics.

    my problem is that i cant watch videos online because it lags/skips and freezes on alot of sites online.
    what is the problem?
    my older laptop that is much slower handled it with no problem?
    PLEASE IS THERE A WAY TO FIX THIS OR MAKE IT BETTER?

    also my specs are 1ghz processor 1gb of ram and a 80gb hard drive.

    if i cant fix this iam goin to throw it out my window and stay with windows OS.

    please help me out
    this is make me go nuts
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Well, what state did you receive the machine in? Did you clean install the OS? Have you repaired the permissions? An old machine requires some proper maintenance before usage, even if its a Mac.
     
  3. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Your problem is flash implementation on OS X. A G4...any G4 will struggle. Your only option is to watch the SD 320x240 videos. Attempting to watch HD/HQ flash videos will cause you to weep. Alternatively maybe download Perian...although i'm not sure if that'll help

    Also don't try to run Leopard on a G4..Tiger is a better suited OS from experience IMHO
     
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    you're mad because a 7 year old computer is slow?
     
  5. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I agree that online video is a casualty of the software war between Apple and the Adobe Flash unit and not the hardware.
     
  6. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the OS was fresh and clean.
    i have a 80gb hard drive and i have left is 72gbs left.
    what do u mean by Have you repaired the permissions?
     
  7. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks

    how can i make all the videos play in 320x240 than?
    what is Perian?
    can i just reinstall tiger on it than? will it make a differance?
    what is the differance the two OS that will make it better?
     
  8. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Just dont select high quality/high definition even if giving the option
    I don't know why i recommended Perian, it only allows you play a wide range of formats. I dont think it'll really help

    Tiger is less resource intensive than Leopard.
     
  9. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes iam.
    my friend has a 9 year old windows laptop which plays videos better than this and he was laughin at this POS PB.lol
    i just bought this PB for 150.
    i see some people still paying 500 for these PB. I DONT KNOW FOR WHAT.
    IAM STARTING TO HATE MACS.
    this is get on my nerves
    mac 2 year old computers probably do the same thing.

    what should i do with this PB??????????
     
  10. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks

    i wish the site had a selection to play low qaulity.
     
  11. iphonematt Guest

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    Why are you starting to hate macs???? You got a 7 year old PowerBook! At the time things weren't as intensive. If I based whether I liked macs on a 7 year old PowerBook, I would probably still be on a PC. After 5 years, most laptops are about done with keeping up with modern standards.
     
  12. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    iam hating just alittle bit for now. hoping i can fix?

    so why dont 5-9year old windows laptops dont have this problem?
     
  13. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    I think you should keep it if it still looks ok. But don't expect any macs to excel or even play nice when it comes to flash.
    Anyway, keep it, but use it for something like a mediaserver (er, with a bigger/external hdd). Or hell, use it as back up word-editor, or as the "back-up" Target mode installation computer (if you have another FW equipped Mac, that is). It's certainly still useable with a bit of ram, methinks.

    They don't have that problem because Macs have always (and still do) sucked [rear, behind, bottom, "donkey"] when it comes to flash. They really have (and do).
     
  14. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 17" PB set-up with 1.33 GHz PPC G4 running on 1 GB DDR SDRAM. True, it's an older rig. However, I have no issues viewing on-line videos on hulu and the like.

    Although, this laptop is a bit dated, it is still a steady and dependable work horse. I have never had in issues with it in the 7 years that I have owned it. I trust that you find a timely resolve for your situation.
     
  15. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Flash Player 10 + ActionScript 3.0 + JavaScript 1.8 is too Hi-tech for a very old PPC Apple laptop.
     
  16. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Dude you are BUGGING. Chill out for a little. The computer is almost 8 years old. So because you cant watch a movie like its a brand new computer means that you hate Macs? My MacBook Pro is 2 years old and it still runs faster than any Windows computer. Your PB probably has a 32MB ATI 9000 in it??
     
  18. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Go back to windows. It's perfect for your needs.
     
  19. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Sell it. That old PowerBook is not going to perform like a new Mac. It does not reflect what current Intel based Macs are capable of. In fact, Apple switched to Intel because it's a much better CPU.

    Sell it for $500, if that is what you can get for it. That is a lot for a seven year old Mac. But, sell it and buy a Mac mini for $599. A new Mac mini would do anything you would want as long as you have an external monitor.

    Don't hate Macs because a seven year old Mac cannot perform like a new one. Also, you get what you pay for. The Mac mini is the best way for a switcher to get into the Mac and understand the differences and how the Mac is a superior OS to Windows.

    Good luck.
     
  20. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    Throw it out of your window and put in on youtube... would be fun! :D

    With best regards,
    Bas
     
  21. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Just about all of my family members are Mac users. In my household our Windows based laptops and desktops are stored in the garage with the exception of one desktop unit. I reserve that one particular unit for my work on AutoCAD.

    Over the years, I have build so many desktop systems and modded out many of my laptops . . . Always to come back and my trusted Macs.

    I'm not sure exactly what you might be experiencing with your particular unit, but I'm sure that you are experiencing a real issue. However, have it looked at and give it a chance. I have never met a Mac convert whom was not pleased with their decision to switch nor whom has gone back to the other.
     
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  23. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    You mean put it on YouTube in HQ. :p
     
  24. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    Please not HQ, because I want to be able to watch it on my MBA..... :D
     
  25. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Because Flash on OS X sucks.
     

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