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I just downloaded a movie from Limewire, and I am playing it in Quicktime, it runs slow and gets really choppy half thru the movie. (1.5 G file, MPEG-4). Is there anything I can do to make it run faster? I am running thru my hard drive.

I have a PowerBook G4 15"
CPU Speed:1.25 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU):512 KB
Memory:2 GB
Bus Speed:167 MHz
Boot ROM Version:4.7.1f1
Quicktime is version: 7.6.4

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