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Jeff DePonte July 2nd, 2010 12:26 PM

Watch nano takes on old iBook G4?
 
Aloha friends,

I'm heading back to Samoa on Sunday, dragging my old iBook G4 merely as an email reader and nanoFlash transfer station. It seems that it cannot play the video from my nano files. I can hear audio, but the video is black. I have confirmed that the files are good on a MacPro. I just want to see a picture. Is there hope for this setup? Any third party help?

Mac OS 10.5.8
QT Player 7.6.6

Thanks,

Jeff

Dave Sperling July 2nd, 2010 03:54 PM

Hi Jeff,
Have you checked out the 'Viewing Options' section of the Nano manual? It lays it out very succinctly.

If you're recording to MOV files you'll need FCP installed to supply the appropriate codec for QT player.
Or you'd need to use XD Decode from Calibrated Software.
Or with MXF files you might want to check VLC Media Player.

I'm guessing that playback on such a system will be very choppy at best.

Aaron Newsome July 11th, 2010 10:55 PM

Dave, even with FCP installed on a G4 system, the files do not display properly, although it is better than black.

I have 5 Macs, all with FCP and the G4 does not display these files correctly.

Dan Keaton July 12th, 2010 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff DePonte (Post 1544646)
Aloha friends,

I'm heading back to Samoa on Sunday, dragging my old iBook G4 merely as an email reader and nanoFlash transfer station. It seems that it cannot play the video from my nano files. I can hear audio, but the video is black. I have confirmed that the files are good on a MacPro. I just want to see a picture. Is there hope for this setup? Any third party help?

Mac OS 10.5.8
QT Player 7.6.6

Dear Jeff,

Without Final Cut Pro, version 6.0.4 or higher installed on this computer, you will not be able to play our 4:2:2 50 Mbps or higher files via QT Player.

But, you may be able to play 35 Mbps 4:2:0 files.

QT Player does not contain the XDCam codec, thus cannot play back our 4:2:2 files.


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