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  • Message 1. Posted by smallhog (U1886254) on Friday, 19th December 2008 permalink

    It works...!! smiley - biggrin
    I downloaded Doctor Who - 'Silence In The Library' as a test and it was fine. The playback doean't seem perfect - slightly out of sync and a little jerky but I believe that is another separate issue.

    iMac 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4
    OS X 10.4.11
    Firefox 3.0.5

    (Feel free to move this post if another thread would be more appropriate!)

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  • Message 2. Posted by AussieCambridge (U13758627) on Tuesday, 23rd December 2008 permalink

    It is true that PPC users can install the iPlayer desktop and download and view programmes. However the playback is extremely bad, being very jerky with a very low frame-rate, and a low resolution image. It is a much more enjoyable experience to stream programmes - even low quality streaming mode is far superior to the desktop performance on a PPC.

    So PPC users: don't bother installing the iPlayer desktop - just stream the programmes.

    iBook 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4
    1 GB DDR SDRAM
    OS X 10.4.11
    Safari 3.2.1

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  • Message 3. Posted by Peter N (U13760355) on Saturday, 27th December 2008 permalink

    This is very disappointing for Mac users - I've got a 2GHz [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] which isn't exactly slow, but downloaded programmes are unwatchable. Let's face it, if you've got an Intel Mac, you can run Windows anyway. I accept that there must be a minimum spec, but I suspect that this still excludes the majority of Mac users

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  • Message 4. Posted by Peter N (U13760355) on Saturday, 27th December 2008 permalink

    That should read 2GHz G5 - I'm not sure what's unsuitale about that???

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  • Message 5. Posted by mrrpdowling (U13761179) on Sunday, 28th December 2008 permalink

    Seems ok on my machine. Slightly lo-res but watchable even at full screen - sound and picture always in sync, though the picture stutters a bit during action sequences.

    Dual 1.73 Ghz PPC G4
    1.25 GB SDRAM
    Mac OS X 10.5.6

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  • Message 6. Posted by ieatbeans (U13767771) on Sunday, 4th January 2009 permalink

    It works ok on my Mac. Also slightly low resolution, but probably no worse that streaming. However, it did stutter a lot when I had Firefox open at the same time.

    iMac G5 2.1GHz
    1.5 GB RAM
    Mac OS X 10.4.11

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  • Message 7. Posted by Steve Rogers (U537292) on Wednesday, 14th January 2009 permalink

    Somehow or other, the "G5" seems to be being recognised as a URL!

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  • Message 8. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Wednesday, 14th January 2009 permalink

    Click on the link and see what you get!!

    smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 9. Posted by veronica_h (U13779042) on Sunday, 18th January 2009 permalink

    I find quite often the streaming keeps stopping and loading a lot making it hard for me to view most programs. The desktop player stutters badly on my PPC Mac.

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  • Message 10. Posted by JockClock (U12612466) on Friday, 6th February 2009 permalink

    Have just downloaded the player onto a powerbook G4. Now waiting for a programme to finish downloading to see how bad or good the result is. So, after paying the licence fee, they still discriminate against some computer users. If I bought an Intel Mac I'd have to spend a small fortune upgrading lots of perfectly serviceable software. Just to be able to watch the telly. If the result is bad, there's always bit-torrent. Usually works fine and most things are out there...

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