which one to download

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marilyn colby

29 Jul, 2012 06:02 PM

from your articles i believe that i need to download 10.4Fx because last night the sound gave out on youtube and i had to disable shockwave flash which was out of date and which i was unable to update due to my version of ImacG5... bought it in dec of 05 and the intel version came out in january.

i am using iMacG5 version 10.5.8 MacOSX PowerMac8,2

PowerPCG5 (3.1) 1GB
my firefox is 3.621

Firefox for Yahoo Canada
yahooca - 1.7

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh;U;PPC MacOS10.5)

from your list for downloading, i can't figure outwhat version to download. also, when i download will i have to remove firefox. if so, please advise how to do so.

please advise.

thank you

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 29 Jul, 2012 06:27 PM

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    Hello Marilyn, go to http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/ and scroll down to the bottom of the page. "TenFourFox for G5 processors" ist the right download for your iMac. You can keep the old Firefox application on your hard drive. TenFourFox uses the same user profile as Firefox and will take over your bookmarks, settings etc. Flash, however, as all plugins, is not supported with TenFourFox. Since Adobe abandoned PPC Macs, there is no update for Flash, no matter which browser you use. TenFourFox can play Youtube videos that are encoded in WebM nativeley, without any plugins needed.

  2. 2 Posted by Marilyn Colby on 29 Jul, 2012 10:53 PM

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    thank you, chris.

    i also have downloaded the Mactubes you suggested.

    i really do appreciate this as i thought that i would soon be faced
    with buying a new computer which is not easy for me in this economy.

    i will try all this out tomorrow and hope that it works for me.

    i put down --- no--- as my choice because making a decision was the
    only way to get that question off my desktop.

    i do not know what difference it would make having 10.4fx as my
    browser so i just voted with the familiar.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 30 Jul, 2012 09:09 AM

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    Do you mean the question which browser is to be set as the "default browser"? Most web browsers will ask this the first time they run. The default browser opens automatically e.g. when clicking on a link in your e-mail application or double clicking an html file in the Finder. Otherwise, there's no difference. You can switch the default browser manually: Apple has hidden this function in the Safari preferences>General.

  4. 4 Posted by Marilyn Colby on 31 Jul, 2012 04:09 AM

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    hi, chris.

    sorry to trouble you about this , but i am starting to really regret
    having downloaded 10.4fx . my computer skills are only average and i
    am quite lost at the moment. i need a real step-by-step guide to the
    point where i can use youtube again.

    i am also not able to open dr. weil’s videos which is a great
    disappointment. it says 10.4x does not support it...video unavailable

    when i tried to access the AdBlock , etc. that you suggested, it also
    said that it did not support 10.4fx.

    i joined 10.4fx to be able to hear videos. i could see them. now
    with10.4 fx i cannot access them at all. they say that 10.4fx does not
    support it. however, since this includes someone’s youtube video
    comparing the visuals for 10.4x and safari with a G5, that defies logic.

    also, i downloaded MacTubes and though it says that i have a 5.8 MB
    application, if it is there i do not know how to access it. i am
    only be able to access a blank playlist with a yellow light and the
    manual in eng and japanese.

    could this be because i put the following in the trash or is it ok to
    empty the trash with the following in it?, or should i recoup one or
    more ? should i also put adobe in the trash if it is no longer

    thank you in advance for any help which you may be able to provide. i
    followed the 10.4 instructions as best i could.

    i already have perian, but do not know how to put it into quicktime.

    best to you,



  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 31 Jul, 2012 07:52 AM

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    Marilyn, Flash player is a plugin, and plugins are switched off in TenFourFox, meaning it won't work.

    To watch Youtube videos without Flash, 1) go to www.youtube.com/html5 and make sure you're in the html5 trial. 2) Also read Youtube's hints about html5 video on the same site. 2) Play your Youtube video.

    If your video is only available in h.264 and still doesn't play in TenFourFox, you can open it with MacTubes (in the MacTubes app, go to "File>Open Video", then enter the video URL).

    The 5.8 MB app is Mactubes. It should be in a folder calld "MacTubes_v3.1.4". Put the application in your Applications folder and double click it to start. If you're unsure, re-download it from http://macapps.sakura.ne.jp/mactubes/index_en.html. It comes as a zip file; double click that to uncompress.

    If you get no audio at all, first make sure computer's audio settings (volume) are correct, also the volume slider in Youtube videos.

    The things you listed in your trash are all installers, not the actual Flash players, so it doesn't make a difference if you empty the trash. To see which version of Flash is installed, open Safari and in it's Help Menu, click "Installed Plug-ins". If there's a video that requires Flash and has no html5 alternative, you'll need to use Safari to watch it.

    Perian is not directly involved with video playback on TenFourFox. To install Perian, double click the Perian_1.2.3.dmg you downloaded and then double click Perian.prefPane or have a look at the readme file they provide.

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