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post #1 of 18
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How many Frames Per Second do you get on iTunes.

Me:

10 - 13 fps
Graphite iBook 366
128 RAM
iTunes 2.0

Make sure to set visuals to LARGE and turn on FULL SCREEN mode. If you are allocating abnormal amounts of RAM to iTunes, say so.

- Pook
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post #2 of 18
I get 16 fps under mac os 9 with the PBG4 550 and i didn't mess with the ram allocation
post #3 of 18
17-20 FPS, depending on what's playing and what the visualizer is doing.

Mac OS X 10.1.1
Dual 500 G4
832 MB RAM

(44-92 FPS once I've "tweaked "it!) [quote]If you are allocating abnormal amounts of RAM to iTunes, say so.<hr></blockquote> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> Man, memory allocations are so passé!

[edit] Why the **** is this in Current Hardware?? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

[ 11-16-2001: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #4 of 18
20-40 FPS w/ iTunes 2.0.2*

Mac OS X 10.1.1
Dual 800 G4
512 MB RAM

*Non-tweaked
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post #5 of 18
I usually only get 10-15FPS with iTunes 2...

G4 Cube 450Mhz
1.5GB ram
OSX 10.1.1
GeForce2 MX400

How do you 'tweak' iTunes?
post #6 of 18
Does screen resolution affect FPS? Or does iTunes switch resolutions when it goes full screen?
post #7 of 18
How do you tweak it, Starfleet?

moving to software
post #8 of 18
12-16 FPS

Pismo 400
post #9 of 18
7 - 8 FPS on my 350 Mhz Yikes! G4 w/ 256 MB RAM and 10.1.1. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> ...I guess it really is time to upgrade.
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post #10 of 18
16-20 fps on my 500 MHz iMac.
post #11 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>How do you tweak it, Starfleet?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well, to get those speeds I reniced iTuns to -20, changed the monitor to 16bit, turned on "faster but rougher display", selected "small", and disable full-screen making the window pretty small.

Like I said, it's tweaked but it's pretty useless. It's kinda the same idea of how people get super framerates in FPS's like Q3: they strip it down to butt-ugly config just to impress people with numbers.

[ 11-16-2001: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'm going to the Apple store today and will play around with some of the computers there. Will post numbers later. I'm most curious about the new 667 TiBook.

- Pook
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post #13 of 18
First off, iTunes drops your res to 640x480, 256 colours. AFAIK, there is no way around this, which is annoying. While more colours wouldn't make much of a difference, a higher res looks much nicer.

Second, I use Macast, which Andy O'meara originally coded G-Force for (it was later ported to SoundJam, Winamp, etc). When I fire up G-Force, I actually get a widescreen effect, about 1024x480, as my PBG3 won't switch to lower resolutions. It looks too cool . Anyway, with a 292 mhz PBG3, I got 12-15 FPS, and I currently get 8-12 fps on a 250mhz PBG3.

With an ATI Mach64 Rage LT graphics accelerator, w/ 4MB VRAM.

So I suspect you lot get such lacking fps due to iTunes' processor-hogging syndrome, or PHS for short. This is beeing discussed in another thread.

If I get the same FPS as a much faster imac, w/ better graphics and more video memory, and I'm running at a higher res (1024x480), that's just plain wacky.
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post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
never mind.
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post #15 of 18
[quote]Originally posted by PookJP:
<strong>I'm going to the Apple store today and will play around with some of the computers there. Will post numbers later. I'm most curious about the new 667 TiBook.</strong><hr></blockquote>

my 667 tibook is averaging around 13-15 fps.
post #16 of 18
Man it's going to start sounding like [H]ardOCP or ArsTechnica around here if the FPS talk keeps up.
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post #17 of 18
how do you measure FPS with iTunes?
post #18 of 18
Dual 800
640 RAM
OSX.1.1
iTunes 2.0.2
25-40 fps

if you want the tweaked numbers like starfleetX's

110-130 fps
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