6586 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2010 2:06 PM by BDAqua
Hi, unfortunately the Internet, especially Video is bloated & very sloppy, depending on having the latest/greatest for no REAL value.
At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac,then click on More Info>Hardware>Graphics & Displays, report this...
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro:
Chipset Model: ATI,RadeonHD2600
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x9583
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-B2250F-219
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.219
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
For streaming video, you have many factors against you, and the Radeon 7500 doesn't help the situation any.
I know that a 933MHz QS with a 9800 Pro does a pretty good job with a lot of content, but others are even beyond my 2GHz machine with an X800 or 7800GS.
Sometimes, a different player can help.
Ever try VLC?
Like BDAqua said, a lot of internet content is bloated and sloppy.
With the content that isn't a mess, code wise, a better graphics card can help.
Do you have an example or two of specific sites/video of interest?
Nvidia geforce - can;'t remember the 256MB video card thats the most powerful to get. But, if the OP were to get that card, then I think all his problems would be over.
That's the 7800GS that I have/mentioned. Even that card in a 2 GHz machine has some sites/ video that are a problem.
It would be nice if all the problems would go away, but many problems are beyond simple hardware changes.
the most common site would be HULU.COM, and just about any video is choppy, unless of course it's only a few minutes long (like a clip) full episode (about 22 mins) are all choppy. Youtube has the same issues as well. I have been somewhat successful by letting the whole video load before playing, but not always, and again, only if the length of the video is short.
I will test the VLC player you recommended.
That's also known as a Radeon 7500...
A very old/slow card, slower than a GeForce 4MX even,, which cannot cope with today's Videos.
To lose jitter, downgrade to Flash 8. I discovered this advice elsewhere online. This version will still play on YouTube, but won't work on embedded YouTube in Facebook or Facebook video.
I traded out my Radeon 9000PRO/128 for a Geforc 6200/256, today, and things went even better. I upgraded again to Flash 10 and jittery video has returned but not as bad, and not bad at all on lower grade like 360p.
My reported experience is with an upgraded Sawtooth, so I don't know how well things will translate to other models. I suspect, if I was running 10.4.11, things would work out even better.
Message was edited by: kmirvin
Say I'm trying to figure out why I'm having Jittery problems too, I just upgraded my speed and was hoping that was the problem, I too was looking at Hulu for better watching of video, no luck, my jitter has calmed downed but hasn't gone away, here are my specs- 1.7 GHz processor, video card is ATI 9000 Mac Pro/ 128 MB, my Flat screen is aw-some a VeiwSonic VP 950b, I've maxed out my Ram 2 GB, say any thoughts on mine, oooops forgot my internet speed is- 10.31 Mbps or 10306 Kbps or 1288 KB/sec, thanks for any input.