It’s always important to have access to a good application that easily converts your video and audio. iConvertX not only completes the conversion quickly, but anyone can figure how how to work it. It’s as easy as drag and drop…so even your grandmother could figure out how to work it!
P.S.: It seems Joris Vervuurt also developed iTubex, an application that allows you to download videos from Youtube. As far as I can see, version 8.0 will work on PowerPC running 10.5, but unfortunately I didn’t find a safe source to download the application, to do my tests. If you guys would like to share the results or links, please feel free to drop us a line to let us know how it worked for you!
One more application from MacSome that works very well on PowerPC is the Macsome Audio Recorder 1.1.0 (Shareware – $29.95) 10.4 / 10.5 (Tiger / Leopard). It’s a very powerful audio recorder that works with applications like iTunes, Skype or DVD Player. It also records from microphones, etc. It’s a very helpful application to have installed on your Mac. http://www.macsome.com/audio-recorder-mac/index.html
Right now for Intel Mac can download DivX8 but PowerPC Macs can still install DivX6. It’s good software to have installed because it plays all DivX videos and MKV formats. You can convert files ending in one of the following extensions: .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .avi and divx, by just dragging and dropping! One nice feature of DivX is the conversion profile. The profiles are predefined templates where you choose the dimensions you want, select the video bitrate and other conversion settings that are appropriate for various playback devices. There are 5 standard profiles, handheld, portable, home theater, high def and custom.
A few weeks ago, I got a message that advised I wasn’t able to watch the a video on facebook, using a mac powerpc. It looks like the flash/plugin it’s not compatible with Facebook! The maximum flash update you can get is version 10.1 and to be able to watch Facebook’s videos, you need version 11.1.
Good news… Someone already looked out for us and created or modified the required plugin for mac powerpc users!
I did install this in my sister’s PowerBook running Leopard, and it worked very well! Hopefully this will fix our problems in the future.
With this plugin you will be able to watch Flash videos from Facebook on your Mac PowerPC, using Safari. Hooray! This plugin only works with Safari, but maybe soon we will be able to use with TenFourFox!
I really appreciate my PowerPC friend’s blog - http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com/ who posted this great news for all survivors of Mac PowerPC! This just goes to prove that it’s not time to turn off our machines just yet…