Oct 7th, 2007, 10:20 PM
So in OS 9...
IS therea way I can watch DIVX and WMV etc movies? (Im having a hard time finding)
Is there a way to view windows shares?
Is there a way to get a browser plugin working so I can watch the divx and wmv in a browser?
Is there a way to get apple dvd player to install without official dvd rom drive?
The mac is a Beige G3 - 233Mhz, 256mb of ram, 40gb hard drive... (OLD) :)
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:11 PM
I'm not too familiar with OS 9, but I do know the program I would normally recommend, VLC Media Player, is not available for OS 9. That said, there is MacVCD, a media player that handles most formats. Give it a shot.
MacVCD from VersionTracker - MacVCD 3.2 software download - Mac OS - VersionTracker (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/8885)
I know Flip4Mac allows you to you to watch videos in your browser, but unfortunately it is only available for OS X. Maybe someone else around here will be a better help! Sorry.
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:32 PM
I doubt you can view any divx video on that mac
windows sharing should be possible , but dont know how
wma, used to work on that machine, but windows media has changed alot in the 10 yhears that has passed since that unit was new, sooo I cant say really
DVD player ?? I would expect that to work right away with apples built in player. most generic dvd players worked fine in os 9. try to get the last update for 9 up to 9.2.2 and you may get better results after that update
the last quicktime fersion for this mac is likely version 5
check version tracker and see if anything there will help you.
keep your expectation low and you may find some use out of that 10 year old mac, if you want to work with olde programs made for it at the time, then you will be happy, but you will get disappointed with the lack of support of modern apps.
also check out www.lowendmac.com
if you want a more functional unit, get something at least 500mhz for os 10
the beige g3 can only run up to 10.2, and even by 2002 the G4s ran circles around it at the time. You might be able to use that machine for email, and office apps, my dad uses his G3 mac just for that.
you cant expect a 10 year old machine to play modern multimedia well or at all in some cases
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:35 AM
...I agree with u and I don't think updating to OS X will even do much :).
I'm also willing to bet no way to watch "wmv" and such too?
Ill keep looking if anyone knows much about windows share please provide insight
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:04 PM
There was a version of Windows media player for OS9 .. where to find a copy, I'm not sure. Try starting at Mactopia (http://microsoft.com/mac)
For windows shares you need commercial 3rd party software. The one that comes to mind is called "Dave" by Thursby systems ... Thursby Software: DAVE (http://www.thursby.com/products/dave-eval.html)
As for browser plugins I don't think you're going to have much luck for watching divx.
What machine is this? Not many machines that supported OS9 had the horsepower to do a lot of the newer compression codecs...
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Last WMP for OS9
Mactopia: Download: Windows Media Player 7.1 for Mac (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx?pid=download&location=/mac/download/misc/windowsmediaplayer.xml&secid=80&ssid=4&flgnosysreq=False)
Oct 8th, 2007, 09:32 PM
I upgraded to MAC OS X :)