Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4254 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> the 1.67 GHz laptop [is] more than adequate for anything you'll do under MorphOS.
I can't speak for him and his needs, but I'm not sure 1.67 GHz G4 is able to do realtime playback of each and every 720p video thrown at it. My 1.5 GHz G4 clearly wasn't, while my 2.3 GHz G5 definitely is.
Generally, I don't use MorphOS to watch videos.
Even if the G5 can handle 720p video, the cpu power used to generate the video on a G5 is still excessive, particularly when compared to other operating systems.
So, whether on my G4 or my G5, I don't waste cpu power on this task.
If we ever get gpu assisted decoding, or something else to offload this task, maybe I consider it.
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