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by Dennis Nedry
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

For anyone who finds this thread looking for a solution, currently the best way to play FLV files on these Macs is with Perian 1.2.0. Version 1.2.1 works but tends to drop audio half way through playback.

Perian 1.2.0 Download link:

http://perian.cachefly.net/Perian_1.2.dmg
by Dennis Nedry
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

I have successfully located my FireWire cable! I have a Power Mac G4 with 10.4.11 that runs Perian 1.2.3. The first thing I did was attach this G4 to one of these Pismo laptops. I put the G4 in target disk mode and booted the Pismo off of the G4's hard drive. I attempted to open an FLV file and it g...
by Dennis Nedry
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

Update: I ran otool on version 1.2.1, 1.2.2, and 1.2.3 and noted all of the libraries that changed: /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickTime.framework/Versions/A/QuickTime (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1327.73.0) /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation (comp...
by Dennis Nedry
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

I have made a very bad mistake. The working PowerBook G3 has Perian version 1.2.0 installed, not 1.2.3! I am very sorry for not double-checking this before my original post, I hate when people do stupid stuff like that! When I install 1.2.3 on this Mac, it also has the same problem. These Macs were ...
by Dennis Nedry
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

This is going to have to wait until I can find my 6-pin to 6-pin firewire cable, there is no other acceptable way to make a bootable disk image of that HD.
by Dennis Nedry
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

I'll try to figure it out and let you know what is causing it on that Mac. I'm starting by making a disk image of its hard drive (super slow process), then I can restore an extra hard drive from the image as many times as needed as I poke and prod at it and try it on different Macs, swap in the libr...
by Dennis Nedry
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Re: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

Are there any preference files or caches to suspect? This problem affects both the admin and the root account, so it's unlikely to be in /Users/. I will eventually try to solve this by systematically combining the hard drive contents of these 2 Macs onto a third drive so I can report what was wrong ...
by Dennis Nedry
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Perian
Topic: Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3
Replies: 9
Views: 22482

Perian 1.2.1 - latest version that runs on a PowerBook G3

I have a very strange problem. I have 2 identical PowerBook G3 Pismos. 400 MHz, Mac OS X 10.4.11. Slow, sure, but they do pretty well with Safari and Firefox for general wi-fi web surfing. Perian is useful when watching Youtube -- Flash is too slow to play video in the browser, but downloading and p...

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