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06-04-2004, 08:48 PM
. i have this card installed onto my beige g3 and i think everything is fine except that i dont have the right drivers.the audio can come in from a dvd player without and app.just through the speakers.but the video doesnt show or oppening a program like apple video player and btv pro it wont show up.any know how to fix it or get me the drivers. HELPPP!!!!

06-05-2004, 03:19 AM
You need a G4 for DVD. The Daystar G4/500-600 $199 is good. I assume that you are still using OS 9 (the A/V Personality Perch (?) isn't supported in OS X I think.

06-05-2004, 07:20 AM
.ok so your saying the only way to capture from a DVD player is from a G4, andnot in X.well i dont have ten ,9.2.2 and it aint a g4 so yah.you know a place where i can find the drivers.

06-05-2004, 07:30 AM
When I said you need a G4, I was thinking of the G4 upgrades such as our Daystar G4 which is 500/533/550/600, which is - in a Beige. Other choice is one of the Sonnet G4 cpu upgrades - which we don't carry, but which are offered in 500, 800, 1000, the last one for $389.

The Daystar $199 is here: Daystar Zif (http://www.macgurus.com/productpages/cpu_upgrades/XLR8Upgrades.php)

There are hacks to extract drivers from OS 9 installers to add DVD Player, but I'm not sure of the rest, and when you want to burn a DVD, you'll need G4/500 or better - the /1000 flies, and the Pioneer 106A is bootable etc and an excellent $100 upgrade to Beige to add SuperDrive support which is what Apple software can look for.

When push comes to shove, or upgrade or new, the $1099 G4 MDD 1.25SP is more economical. The same "Beige upgrade" that is a regular topic here and for me. I did both, but that's me, I'd hate to part.

G4/1000 - $400
768MB RAM - $195
ATI Radeon 9200 - $128 (replaces Radeon 7000)
SuperDrive - $100
- you'd still need to buy SuperDrive as the MDD mentioned is Combo drive
ATA/133 or SATA controller - $65
extra drives - you can use what you have -
MDD boots OS 9 and from FireWire drives and has support for four hard drives and two optical drives.

So it is easy to spend $1000, and that doesn't take into account that MDD comes with iLife, OS X, and 9.2.2, $170 value, and Apple Hardware Test DVD/CD.

80-250GB drives with 8MB cache, add FW800 and USB2.

However, you can upgrade the Beige gradually rather than all at once. Your PCI cards should all transfer and work fine in MDD. And when all is said and done, the front side bus of the Beige (66 Mhz) vs MDD's 166MHz makes a big performance difference.

06-05-2004, 12:24 PM
well really getting to capture dvd is not what i really wanted that was the closest thing i had to plug in i just want it to work.haha.like i need the drivers for it nothing work in it but the audio.

06-08-2004, 11:26 AM
I would assume since it is apple original hardware, that now it is installed, you could install the OS again and it will "see" the A/V card and install the appropriate drivers. Never owned a beige G3, but that's how it worked in older A/V macs.