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G4 iMac & Youtube

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chipster uk Calculating status...
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Jun 11, 2009 10:50 AM
Hiya all

I have an old 800 imac G4 running tiger

i've just tried to use youtube and the video looks like its missing frames.. should this old imac have problems viewing youtube

so far i've reset the pram.. Can't think of anything else to do

so any help would be appreciated

regards

chip
iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • hpr3 Level 5 Level 5 (5,700 points)
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    Jun 11, 2009 2:38 PM (in response to chipster uk)
    You may have an outdated version of FlashPlayer.Uninstall FlashPlayer. Install the newest version here.
    Repair permissions after the update.

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    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 800 MHz PowerPC G4 LaCie Ext.HD
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (29,995 points)
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    Jun 11, 2009 4:15 PM (in response to chipster uk)
    More of the YouTube content is higher resolution videos these days...

    It can probably play lower resolution videos without problems. Higher resolution videos may drop frames, especially if you go to full screen mode. HD video, you might as well forget about playing.

    You may also get better results if you pause the video until it downloads completely, then play it. Downloading while playing the video is more processor intensive. Also, if there are Flash animation ads on the screen, adjusting the size of the window so only the video portion is displayed will allow the limited processing resources of you older Mac to focus on the video.
    Various including Intel iMac, Power Mac G5, Pismo w/G4, Power Mac 8100 w/G3, Mac OS X (10.5.7), also Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.3.9, and Mac OS 9.x
  • twistatech Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2009 1:14 AM (in response to chipster uk)
    i thought i read about the flash player being poorly coded for macs and there for use more of the processor. as you can see in my signature that i have a 1ghz processor and enough ram and i still have problems with youtube. even if i shut all the stuff off on my computer it still uses 90-100% of the processor.... maybe try the firefox browser i think that works better then safari for watching flash videos, search on the net to and see if there are any fixes out there?....

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    Apple Imac G4 17" 1ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1.25gigs ram
  • Christopher Hainstock Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2009 11:37 AM (in response to chipster uk)
    I reckon there is nothing at all wrong with our macs - it's FLASH version 10 I have never had any problem viewing streaming video from news.bbc.co.uk and bbc iplayer and you tube, on my imac G5 2.1 Ghz PPC, until very recently. The same material plays fine on my macbook intel - so my internet connection is fine. BUT HERE"S THE THING - if I switch to full screen mode the video is fine, no jerkiness or choppyness. Its FLASH that's at fault and someone should fix it quick.
  • Christopher Hainstock Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jul 15, 2009 7:02 AM (in response to Christopher Hainstock)
    Also try upgrading to Safari 4 - that seems to solve the jerky video issues
  • babubulala Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2009 7:35 PM (in response to chipster uk)
    Hey,

    I have a iMac G4 1Ghz with only 512mb ram, it runs Leopard right now, and using the following site's tip, I am able to watch youtube video without lagging (In fact, it runs surprisingly smooth).

    http://www.joeyhagedorn.com/2008/04/16/youtube-in-mp4-via-quicktime-plugin

    The link talks about using Quicktime Plugin to load youtube videos, and it works great.

    P.S. I have noticed that some of the youtube videos cannot be played using quicktime plugin....but most of the videos are tried worked flawlessly.

    (I replied because i was searching for the answer taht you are looking for all over the web, and I saw you post several times already! )
    Macbook Pro Penryn 2.4Ghz, iMac G4 1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • babubulala Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 23, 2009 7:44 PM (in response to chipster uk)
    I just remembered that i saw this:

    http://www.youtube.com/html5

    It's a HTML5 demo of youtube, which means it doesn't use flash player to show video...

    Details of it here:

    http://www.labnol.org/internet/youtube-video-without-flash-player/9016/



    HTML5 could be the savior (no tweaks needed!) for our youtube watching!
    Macbook Pro Penryn 2.4Ghz, iMac G4 1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Niteshooter Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Aug 7, 2009 7:48 AM (in response to chipster uk)
    The other issue may be your internet connection. If it's wireless 802.11b that can also give you those symptoms as you may need a faster connection...... if you are dialup then you will need high speed....

    K
    I own most Macs from as far back as the Lisa to the DP G5, See my homepage for some of my collection.

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