2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2012 1:15 PM by Transgenic X5-655
Transgenic X5-655 Level 4 Level 4

I'm just wondering, what is the best video codec I can use on my PowerMac 7500 as seen in my sig?  It is on a fresh install of OS 9.2.2 and the QuickTime 5 it comes with.


Reason I ask, is because the Apple DVD player software doesn't work, freezes the machine so I can't use that for some reason, so I'm just going to encode movies into a format the machine understands and FTP the video over to it from my Mac Pro.


But I'm not even sure what codecs Quicktime 5 even support.  I'm sure it's powerful enough to handle the best that would be thrown at it, so I need the best quality codec possible.

PowerMac 7500, Mac OS 9.2.x, G4 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 40GB, Radeon 9200
  • Jeff Level 6 Level 6

    Unlike Apple DVD Player versions 1.x that used a hardware-based decoding scheme for viewing DVD movies, versions 2.x and newer were software-based.  The trick is getting the program to install on older, unsupported hardware.  This web site has info and the necessary patch available to download.  If you click on the "How to" link on the left, you'll find the page with directions for patching Apple DVD Player 2.2, the recommended version for use in the B&W G3s and Yikes G4s.  I've successfully used the patched version of DVD Player in beige G3s with the stock 266 or 300 MHz G3 processor (running OS 9.2.2), and for the most part, watching DVD movies was trouble-free.

  • Transgenic X5-655 Level 4 Level 4

    I found the Apple DVD Player 2.2 and did everything on that site, but ran into a problem.


    The patched version gets to the splash screen, doesn't freeze, but it's not seeing the Apple CD/DVD Extension, even though it is enabled.


    Any ideas?