Author Topic: PPCMC Now Has Transcoding For MPEG4 Part 2 (QuickTime 6 Mac OS 9)  (Read 176 times)

Offline alexfree

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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.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2020, 10:20:13 PM by alexfree »
Mac Mini G4 early 2005 - 1.42GHZ w/ 1GB RAM - Triple booting Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.3.9 & 10.4.11

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Re: PPCMC Now Has Transcoding For MPEG4 Part 2 (QuickTime 6 Mac OS 9)
« Reply #1 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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Re: PPCMC Now Has Transcoding For MPEG4 Part 2 (QuickTime 6 Mac OS 9)
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 02:39:01 PM »
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. :)

Thanks for using PPCMC and the feedback! There’s just something magical about watching the downloaded videos in OS 9.
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Re: PPCMC Now Has Transcoding For MPEG4 Part 2 (QuickTime 6 Mac OS 9)
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 06:49:36 PM »
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. :)

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

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

I agree totally!
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio (733 MHz, 1.5 GB RAM)
Mac Mini G4 (1.42 GHz, 1 GB RAM)
iBook G3 Dual USB (500MHz, 640MB RAM)

For those interested in 70s and 80s inspired electronic music, here is my SoundCloud profile:
https://soundcloud.com/user-385492180