sound dropouts in playback from G5 power mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by swdesign, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. swdesign macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2007
    Groton, MA
    My 4-year-old G5 (dual 2GHz power mac) has started experiencing repeated sound dropouts while viewing online video, playing back downloaded QT movies, and listening to iTunes tracks from my hard drive. I am listening though external stereo amp and speakers that are connected via RCA cables connected to a splitter that is plugged into the line out jack in the back of the G5. What could be causing this? Do I need a new sound card? Thanks, Scott
  2. BigMac77 macrumors newbie


    Apr 27, 2008
    I'm having the same problem. I just formatted it today with Leopard, and the audio still drops out. It has like 2 and a half GB of RAM free, but it acts like it's freezing up.
  3. captkruts macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2008

    I too am having the same problems with sound dropping out during playbacks, on my power Mac G5 dual 1.8 does anyone have any ideas as to why?
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    What version of QuickTime does it say each of you have when you go to your System Preferences and go to the QuickTime tab in Internet & Network? If you're running anything other than 7.5.5 most likely you're missing a QuickTime update. Also check in Macintosh HD/Library/QuickTime to see if you have anything there other than the AppleIntermediateCodec.component and AppleMPEG2Codec.component (only with iMovie 7) in there. Try pulling out the other files to the Desktop, restarting the computer and testing again.

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