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Old 05-14-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Mplayer on G3? Other way to play QT files?


Has anyone successfully installed Mplayer on a PowerPC with a G3 processor? I can't find any mention of it on the Mplayer site or any forums here. Would you suggest I try asking on the hardware or other forum? Are there other media players that will play QuickTime on a G3 iMac running Linux? I couldn't think of a reason to leave a Mac OS partition on my last install (Ubuntu 5.10) but now I wish I had just to play QT files.

<sigh> Linux is great on a G3 unless you want to play media or view flash websites. Then you might as well be using a Commodore 64. When I finally get my Mac Mini, I will hook it up to the TV to recreate that feeling But everything will work out of the box, and I won't have to install Linux just to use Firefox and open .doc files.

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Old 05-15-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thank you for expending the effort to look those up. Unfortunately, those references do not answer my specific question. I want to know if Mplayer can be installed on a Linux system (no Mac OS) running on a G3 processor. The documentation I've seen mentions only G4 and X86 processors. I want to know if mplayer is compatible with my system before I go through the complicated process of compiling from source, and installing a different gcc, and anything else ivolved. I'll keep searching.


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