Hints and rumoured sightings of the very shy 3.10
  • Jim
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Jim
    Posts: 3760 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
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    Cool_amigaN wrote:
    1080p H264/x264 mkv are being played flawless on G5 2.5Ghz. 720p h264 mkv are okish on PMac 3.1 G4 1.6Ghz. Buffering when skipping forward/backward is a problem but I assume that is caused due to the very slow and old IDE HD interface of my main system. Streaming over lan from a NAS is ok too. Highly compressed MP4 are usually proved to be a problem on the other hand.


    With the G4, it could be a hard drive issue. And there is a fairly wide variation in how 720P videos are encoded.
    In any case, since redrumloa equipped the G4 I have with an SATA controller, I have an easy path to upgrading to an SSD (if I can find an SATA1 compatible drive).

    BTW guys, I have an IDE to SATA adapter here I haven't tried yet that I'll eventually install on a dual layer SATA DVD-RW drive to see if that works. It would make upgrading to a dual layer drive easier than trying to dig up a PATA DVD drive.

    Oh, and the G5's playback capability has been known for awhile, but the cpu utilization is still way too high with 1080P video.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 126 from 2004/11/18
    I play movies in 720p on my pbook g4 1.5ghz whith a slow 5400 rpm hard drive have you tried to raise the stack of your filesystem?
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 3760 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Quote:

    acepeg wrote:
    I play movies in 720p on my pbook g4 1.5ghz whith a slow 5400 rpm hard drive have you tried to raise the stack of your filesystem?


    I'm pretty impressed with the data rates a 2.5" drive can produce, even the 5400 rpm models.
    I have them in two different X64 systems.
    They tend to be faster than 10K rpm 3.5" WD Raptors.
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  • »08.02.17 - 21:08
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 8808 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    >> High-profile H264 in 720p didn't work too well on my 1.5 GHz Mac mini.

    > Really? Can you send me the file you tried so I can check it out?

    This was the case with virtually all Youtube videos (except rather static ones like OS screen captures).
  • »08.02.17 - 23:50
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    redrumloa
    Posts: 1090 from 2003/4/13
    Any word on 3.10?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 525 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    redrumloa wrote:
    Any word on 3.10?


    I've seen it running just a few days ago. My source claims that the release is imminent, but won't happen in at least one month (it pointed at June perhaps, but don't beat me if 3.10 comes later. Or earlier).
  • »23.02.17 - 05:16
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