7673 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2010 9:32 PM by FilmSicle
Unfortunately, our PBs are showing their technology age with streaming video's that have become more prevalent. You can take a few steps to try and maximize the performance, however, at the proverbial end of the day, if viewing streaming video's is important, it's time to upgrade.
First, ensure you have 10% to 15%+ free disk space on your internal hard drive. Less than that can really crimp performance.
Download OnyX and run the tasks on the cleaning and maintenance tabs. Before using any disk maintenance program, good data protection practice says you should have your hard drive backed up. (I've never heard of a data issue with Onyx, however). Download from: http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php?sid=e115f3f4154a6c53a8426d0c4b8a52a5
Periodically run the Apple hardware test or either of the TechTool programs to ensure there's not any sick hardware getting in the way.
Bring up the activity monitor and on the system memory tab look at page ins and outs. If page outs are 10% or more of page ins, you can use more memory for what you run.
I've been using Miro to download and watch youtube video. It works great but isn't "streaming" live on-demand. You have to wait until the clip finishes downloading.
Apparently there's an extension for Safari 5 called YouTube5 (changes flash to html5) and it's supposed be less taxing on the CPU. I want to try it, has anyone else had success on running extensions with a ppc?