Mac Pro :: Playing With Different Video Card On OS X

Apr 16, 2009

The GT 120s are killing me in a WinXP program that I use. I tried sticking in a GeForce 8800GT that I took from a windows machine. When you power on, a loud alarm goes off. Obviously, I turned it off. I was under the impression that I could use a different card. I know most pci's won't boot os x, but I thought I could use it just for Win. This alarm going off tells me otherwise. Weren't 8800 GT's available for Mac pros recently?

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Hardware :: Upgrading Video Card For Playing WoW

Apr 7, 2010

I have a Mac Pro (1,1) and am running World of Warcraft on it. Currently, my mac is equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card, and I am considering upgrading it to something a bit stronger. There is a thread on the wow forums that lists a number of cards, but it is over three years old, and may be out of date. (The card that it suggests for my machine is an ATI Radeon X1900 XT. Is this still a valid suggestion? Or is there a better card that I can get for $200 or less?

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IMac :: Playing Total War With Boot Camp Installed / Any Video Card Recommended?

Jun 4, 2009

Being a history enthusiast of that era, I've been waiting for Empire: Total War to come out for quite a while. I'm also a bit of an enthusiast as well and would really like to get a new iMac. I'm just wondering if anyone out there is playing E:TW on an iMac with Boot Camp and how well it's been working. Any particular video card recommended over the others?

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Desktops :: Need A Video Card/Replace A Video Card?

Sep 4, 2009

Ok so I have a old Mac Performa 640CD/Dos that I am trying to to get up and running again. I had a monitor for it but it fell off the couch and broke. So I thought maybe I can use an adapter with it in order to use PC VGA monitor. Well after getting the first adapter and trying it, no luck, then I tried one that had dip switches on it. Tried 640 x 480, 800 x 600, almost all the dip switch combination with no luck on getting anything on the screen. Could it be that I might have a bad video card and it needs replaced? Or is this particular model not compatible with PC VGA monitors?

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PowerPC :: Video Card For A G5 - For Video Editing Watching Hulu And Youtube And Netflix

May 25, 2010

Well I got rid of the quicksilvers since they died. Power supplys gave out and took the motherboards, So I sold what was left on EBAY.

My G4 Ethernet was sold to a co-worked and he is quite happy.

And I got this off ebay today:

Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5Procs
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-117D
Samsung HD160JJ/P 160GB SATA HDD (not apple labeled, not original to this system)
(1) Power Cord
pci106b,9 PCI Ethernet Controller

Well I didnt' read the fine print and BAZINGA! I noticed that it comes without a video card.

So For video editing, watching hulu and youtube and netflix What do you guys recommend.

I do have a PCI GEforce at home with 512 megs for PC and I was wondering if I could flash it and if so, does anyone know of a good walkthrough?

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PowerPC :: Compatible Video Card - Shutters On Youtube Video

May 8, 2009

i have a powermac g4 sawtooth. it stutters on youtube videos and other videos so i was wandering whats a decent video card thats compatible with it?

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MacBook Pro :: Video Card Is Unable To Render The Video And Controls?

May 13, 2010

trying to watch show on got this message. What the heck?

Your computer's video card is unable to render the video and controls.

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Mac Pro :: Dual Graphics Card - Better Performance When Playing Games?

Feb 27, 2009

I have a 2 x 2GHz Dual Core Intel Mac Pro, with 9GB of DDR2 RAM and 2 Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT graphic cards each running a Samsung 24 inch screen. I recently bought Call of Duty 4 and found that the game runs terribly on anything higher then around medium sort of settings. I know the 7300 Graphic cards aren't the best for gaming, but they have done the job for me perfectly until now. I'm a photographer so I calibrate my screens with a Spyder and run a separate colour profile through each video card per screen, and its always calibrated perfectly.

I'm just curious if there is any actual performance advantage of having 2 video cards other then running a separate colour profile through each card? So for example, If I'm playing call of duty and only 1 screen is displaying information, does the other card just sit there, or does it jump on board and process information for the game being played? Because I would have thought having 2 7300's would somewhat give better performance during gaming then just the one?

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Mac Pro :: Does A Video Card Always Have To Be The Mac Version Of That Card

Apr 28, 2010

I see here that my Mac Pro (Early 2008) is compatable with:

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
ATI Radeon HD 4870

It looks like in many cases there's two versions, and the mac version costs about 10x as much on ebay and in stores. Is that accurate, or is one of these models mac and pc compatable, and therefore the laws of supply and demand work in my favour?

(fyi: I just want the cheapest one, I don't do heavy GPU work)

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OS X :: No Video When Playing A Wmv File?

May 12, 2009

I have a problem with a .wmv file. When I play it in QuickTime or VLC, I hear audio only, but no video. I have the latest Flip4Mac plugin and have no problems playing other .wmv files. The first time I played the file in QuickTime, as was directed to the Apple QuickTime components web site

[URL]) because "Additional software is required by QuickTime to playback this media...". But I see no plugin on that web site that would be applicable.

I would be grateful for any ideas as I want to purchase educational videos from this vendor, but can not if their files won't work on a Mac.

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ITunes :: Its Not Playing My Video On Mac

Jun 9, 2012

I had to re download some movies from the itunes store under purchase and the movies won't play. It says "This movie requires QuickTime, which is not supported by this version of iTunes."

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Hardware :: Playing Video On The New Mac Mini?

Mar 4, 2009

I recently have gotten into video, such as downloading .mkv files from Vuze, and .mov and .avi files from various other places. Now that I will be purchasing a Mac mini I hope to watch movies from the iTunes Store. One of the things I hated about my Power Mac G4 500 is that it's slow processor could only play about 45 percent of the videos I had. The rest of the videos I tried either the audio and video would either out of sync, just sputter along, or refuse to play at all. Will the 2.0Ghz processor of the new Mac minis be sufficient for video, or do I need to go with the 2.26 Ghz processor offered in the "build-to-order" option?

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OS X :: Downloading Video - Not Just Playing On Internet

Apr 5, 2009

I'm trying to download the BK Burger Shots commercial so that I can take it into final cut or imovie and make some additions to it for fun. I can only find it on youtube (in awful quality) and on a site called Adland - that one is better quality, but it only plays embedded into the site. Is there anyway I can take this video from the site to my hard drive? Or does anyone know a good site that may have this video available for download?

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OS X :: Unresponsive When Playing Video In Firefox?

May 27, 2009

Recently, my internet connection has been desperately slow. Anyway when I play video now, clicking becomes really unresponsive.. on all paltforms (megavideo, youtube, mtv, bbc iplayer). if its just changing volume, or pausing, or playing. Out of the video window - clicking is responsive again.

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OS X :: Playing Halo And Video On An IMac G3?

Apr 27, 2010

Ok... so probably asking for a miracle, but would there be any way to play halo for mac on my iMac G3?
500Mhz G3 750
640 MB ram
16MB Vram
Mac OS 10.4.11
I know the game requires 32MB Vram, but i'm hoping theres a way around this.

Also, i had panther on before, and i could play videos off the HDD fine, but since i upgraded to tiger, it plays lousy. and yes i've tried VLC. should i downgrade back to panther if i want to watch videos?

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QuickTime :: Tried Playing A Video Through It But There Was No Audio?

Feb 9, 2012

I tried playing a video through Quicktime but there was no audio and the program said it needed a codec. Quicktime suggested that I download another progran (DivX player). I downloaded DivX but then the video still does not have any audio output. What will I do?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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ITunes :: Video Files Not Playing?

Apr 4, 2012

In iTunes on OS Lion on an iMac, I started getting an error message that the "video needs QuickTIme and it is no longer supported by iTunes." What gives? The files are m4v and won't play even 5 minutes after I download them. 

If I download them to my MacBook then access them through the shared media, they will play and become part of the library on the iMac. Seems like a lot of bother just to watch a video.  

Anyone have a clue about what's going on?

iMac, Lion OS 10.7.3

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MacBook Pro :: Playing Video's And Movies On It?

Jun 16, 2012

Have been downloading free movies,I can't get them to play, Just found out I can't play dvd's on my pro, how to rectify problem.

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Applications :: ITunes 10 Crashes While Playing Video?

Sep 11, 2010

I've had iTunes 10 on my PPC Mac crash twice in the past hour while playing SD video that worked fine in iTunes 9 here. The first time iTunes itself crashed. The 2nd time it caused a kernel panic. Has anyone else had any issues playing video with iTunes 10, particularly under Leopard or a PPC machine under Leopard? I'm about ready to go back to iTunes 9 at this rate.

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Oct 28, 2010

I have fluke to convert flac files to play in itunes. But since the new itunes updates I haven't been able to get them to play like audio tracks. For whatever reason, as soon as I click one to play it pulls up the video player although the video screen remains blank. Fluke worked on older itunes versions, is there a new issue I don't know? Anyway to fix?

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PowerPC :: Playing IBook External Video?

Jan 12, 2007

I have an 12" iBook 1Ghz that when I run an external monitor I get no green on the external display. Could I have the wrong dongle or is this a problem with the board? Anyone seen this before?

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Mar 29, 2009

What drivers do I need to play games on parallels 3.0? I can't seem to install the x1600 driver..

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IMac :: Screen Too Dark When Playing Video?

Jan 13, 2010

I have a late 2007 20" Alu iMac and when ever I watch videos they appear too dark. I have tried changing all the settings I can find and nothing helps.

Its ok if I use VLC as I can change the brightness within the program but anything else ie quicktime, youtube or other embeded video always looks way too dark.

Has anyone else encountered this or is there something out there that I can do do brighten the video image?

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QuickTime :: Sound But No Picture When Playing A Video

Mar 19, 2012

When I try to play a video on QuickTime I can hear the sound and the bar at the bottom moves across but there's no picture. I have Windows, not a Mac.

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ITunes :: Playing Video Clip From Library Only Once

Apr 19, 2012

I have lots of video to play, one day I couldn't play my video without quitting iTunes first. Now whenever I want to play a video, I need to quit iTunes because I didn't quit from after the previous time that I was playing a video clip from my library. I have reinstalled iTunes without effect.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM

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QuickTime :: .mov File Has No Video - Playing It In 7 On Windows XP

May 11, 2012

I work for a law firm and we received a CD which contains a .mov file. When we try to play it in Quick Time, it plays the audio, but NO video. We are trying to play it is Quick Time (version 7.7.1) on a Windows XP Pro PC. When Quick Time first opened, it gave a message saying "Additional software is required for QuickTime to playback this media. It may be available from the Quick Time Components page." I clicked Continue and it took me to the Components page, but it lists like 10 different components and I have no idea what we need. Is it a CODEC? I have tried converting it to a different format usinig two different softwares and have gotten errors.

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MacBook :: Video Constantly Pauses While Playing

May 29, 2012

The last few day when I play a video, apple video, itunes, abc amc morning show--the video constantly pauses.†Sometimes it stays paused.†I emptied cache. lion, laptop--all up to date.

ipod touch and laptop, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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ITunes :: Error When Playing HD Video To Monitor?

Jun 3, 2012

I've got a few-months-old Mac mini hooked up to an older Apple Cinema display (model A1081).  When I try to play a TV show purchased from iTunes that's in HD or HD-SD format, I get the following error (and no video): This movie can be played only on displays that support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Any way around this, or am I just stuck because this monitor is "old"?

Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 4 GB RAM, Apple Cinema Model A1081

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QuickTime :: Can't Play Playing Mpeg-2 Video

Jun 23, 2012

I've just bought a MacBook Air and cant open MPEG-2 Video, AC3 file.I believe Quicktime is preinstalled.

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Software :: ITunes 9 Has Sound But No Video On Playing Podcasts

Sep 14, 2009

iTunes 9 broke my video playback of movies and TV shows I purchased from iTunes previously. I only get sound but no video.

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