G4+MP4

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08 Mar, 2012 07:09 PM

Anyone have a trick for playing MP4 in energy saver mode on a Powerbook?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 09 Mar, 2012 12:49 PM

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    My G4 PowerBook 1.33 GHz plays 720x405 MP4/xvid movies just fine in Energy Saver mode (667 MHz) with QuickTime Player+Perian. For higher resolutions or more demanding codecs like h.264, the trick is to have several video players installed and to try which one works best for which movie.

  2. 2 Posted by paulo on 09 Mar, 2012 08:21 PM

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    I can second the incredible efficiency of the xvid codec. Coupled with VLC you can multitask to infinity and beyond with your choice of Browser, Colloquy, Transmission and even MacTubes. The power of Cocoa.

  3. Chris (chtrusch) closed this discussion on 18 Mar, 2012 09:57 PM.

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