5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2008 3:31 PM by drsailer
Carolyn Dunlea Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
First off, I have 1.25 G of memory. I only have about 2 G of hard drive space left, would this be related? I can't see why...

Whenever I want to watch a video file on my computer, I often have to close all other applications (as I usually have many open). But, even when I do that, the video lags OFTEN and/or occasionally freezes for a half a second (which ruins the viewing of the movie). I usually watch on VLC (and I'm pretty sure it's my computer that has a problem, not the software) as Quicktime NEVER works correctly on my computer (don't know why, it's the latest version).
I would think that this would be a memory problem, but everything else is closed!

This is what my activity monitor says right now, while only Firefox and Activity Manager is open:
Free: 47.30 MB
Wired: 128,06 MB
Active: 385.02 MB
Inactive: 717.93 MB
Used: 1.20 GB

I am not sure what this means, what does the "used" mean??? Does this mean I have only .05 GB left to do things?
If someone could help me with this, I would be most appreciative.

Also, I am not sure if this is the correct forum to place this, so if there is a better one, please let me know.

iBook G4 (bought in May 2005), Mac OS X (10.5.2)