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  • Swampus Level 2 (180 points)

    cosmichobo,

     

    I believe that CorePlayer will work for you.  I have it playing 1080p with no dropped frames on a lesser machine than yours.  I don't even think that your RAM will be an issue.  I have 2GB total and CorePlayer barely uses any.  I've got 1.1GB free and no page-outs.

     

    Don't take my word for it or the word of any single random person on these internets.  But Google CorePlayer and PowerPC and try to find reports from folks with dual 1.8GHz G5s. 

     

    There is no demo or free trial, but you can get it for $16USD with this promo code:  MBHD20.

     

    The download link is here:  http://www.mobihand.com/130/homesoftware.asp

     

    It's the one marked "CorePlayer Mobile for OS X".  It's confusing because, throughout the entire process, it appears that you're purchasing something for a mobile device, but that's the right one.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Altivec can easiy give a ten fold increase in performance if the App is so implemented/optimized!

  • Swampus Level 2 (180 points)

    Oh, I almost forgot the best part:  I'm watching 1080p with no dropped frames on an MDD that is booted from one of those loathsome revolting Green drives attached to a broken SATA adapter with some duct tape. 

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    WOW, MDD & Green Drives... what can I say! ???

     

    PS. wish  my 3 MDDS were still running... I have no heat in my house!

  • Swampus Level 2 (180 points)

    BDAqua wrote:

     

    Altivec can easiy give a ten fold increase in performance if the App is so implemented/optimized!

     

    Indeed.  It almost makes you feel cheated when you see the potential of what can be done with this architecture. 

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    That & Firewire/1600/3200 & OSX being reduced to what an iPhone can do.

  • Jeff Coutras Level 1 (90 points)

    After reading the post I done went an got coreplayer.  Unforunatly it will not play wmv files of any kind.  I was able to find codecs for windows but nothing for osx to solve this problem.  Any thoughts?  Any way to associate it with flip4mac?  Oh well, it was just 15 bucks.  Thanks

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Hi Jeff, not sure it'd wotk with coreplayer, but do you have Perian installed?

     

    http://perian.org/

  • Jeff Coutras Level 1 (90 points)

    Yes, I have perian installed.  Coreplayer plays 1080p mp4 files great. Just no wmv.  Maybe it's time to finally go "mini" and bid the ppc adew.  Installed the flash hack also but still can't watch espn online.

  • Swampus Level 2 (180 points)

    Forgive me.  I should have been more specific in that last post that I was using it to play h.264.  I hope you'll get some use out of it, though.

     

    There are some interesting threads on Mac Rumors about using CorePlayer to "stream" 1080p on a G4.  I have stream in quotes because it isn't really streaming, per se.  It's neat, though:

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1225993

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1234656

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1291750

     

    WMV trouble, eh?  Are the files just too new for the last PowerPC version of Windows Media Player?  I don't even know off the top of my head what version that would be.  I don't think I have any WMV files.  If you'd like to point me to a file you're having trouble with, I'll see if I can figure something out.

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