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       Problem playing video from OS X G5 10.5.8 Power Mac, Video won't start
    bigern314
    post Apr 17 2012, 11:20 AM
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    Hi. I fixed my windows issues but am considering using a dual core 2.0 Ghz G5 Power Mac as a media server.

    I moved media into the public shared folder on it. I found the media share via the WD TV Live, connected, could browse the folder and see the videos. However when I clicked on one it showed the status bar and video info like it does when it launches a video, however nothing ever plays. I would think that the Mac would have the horse power to server the video since its not having to trans-code it. I even hooked it up via a 100Mb Ethernet cable to make sure it wasn't a wireless issue. No dice.
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    Rev Drew
    post Apr 17 2012, 01:37 PM
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    some of the latest mac offerings are using a proprietary samba software and it creates all kinds of weird issues for people.
    no idea if it's your problem or not but worth searching and seeing if perhaps it is.

    I'd look but I have a cold beer and a hot BBQ waiting for me...
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    post Apr 22 2012, 01:40 PM
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    QUOTE (Rev Drew @ Apr 17 2012, 03:37 PM) *
    some of the latest mac offerings are using a proprietary samba software and it creates all kinds of weird issues for people.
    no idea if it's your problem or not but worth searching and seeing if perhaps it is.

    Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately that is only for the latest version of OS X on the Intel machines. I'm running 10.5 still on a PowerPC so its still using SAMBA and not the new custom deal Apple went to.
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    sorry, that's everything I know about macs and more than I want to.
    I think there are some mac users on here, hopefully they read this and can direct you better.
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