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PPCMC Now Has Transcoding For MPEG4 Part 2 (QuickTime 6 Mac OS 9)

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alexfree:
I have created what I belive to be the best YouTube expierence for Mac OS 9 for the foreseeable future. Basically, dual boot Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.5.8 with Mac OS 9. Boot Mac OS X, find a YouTube link in Safari, and copy it. Run the newest version of my updated PPC Media Center app available at https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/ppc-media-center-7x-youtube-streamer-downloader-convertor and download the video using one of the following options:

Download 240p Video For QuickTime 6
Download 360p Video For QuickTime 6
Download 480p Video For QuickTime 6

What will happen is the video will be downloaded, then transcoded to MPEG 4 Part 2. This codec was introduced in QuickTime 6 and I have had amazing results with 480p on my Mac Mini G4 1.42ghz in Mac OS 9.2.2.

After the video downloads, you can boot into Mac OS 9 and play it in QuickTime 6. I recommend buying the license for full screen.

There are many other features of PPC Media Center as well, another one useful for Mac OS 9 is the Download MP3 option.

Of course you could use a Mac OS X only machine to make the file and then copy it over to the Mac OS 9 machine as well. The goal here is to only use a PPC machine for the entire process.

Europa:
I tried it out this morning and it works like a dream! I can do 240p max on my Power Mac, and it runs really nicely even in full screen. :)

alexfree:

--- Quote from: Europa on March 12, 2020, 10:59:55 AM ---I tried it out this morning and it works like a dream! I can do 240p max on my Power Mac, and it runs really nicely even in full screen. :)

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Thanks for using PPCMC and the feedback! There’s just something magical about watching the downloaded videos in OS 9.

Europa:

--- Quote from: alexfree on March 12, 2020, 02:39:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: Europa on March 12, 2020, 10:59:55 AM ---I tried it out this morning and it works like a dream! I can do 240p max on my Power Mac, and it runs really nicely even in full screen. :)

--- End quote ---

Thanks for using PPCMC and the feedback! There’s just something magical about watching the downloaded videos in OS 9.

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No problem! Thank YOU for your service to the PPC Mac community! ;)

I agree totally!

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