Beige G4 500 with an apple DVD drive, stock onboard video maxed out to 6MB, and an ATI ??? (1997) 8MB built in RAM and a slot to upgrade the memory on the PCi card. Card states 4 or 8MB chips OK... Tried the card for the first time that night, don't know what it is....ATI with old apple pin Monitor connector... and SVHS, and RCA out I think?
I traveled 2 hours to upgrade this Beige, and installed X.2.8 without the DVD drive installed, so no DVD software installed - oops. Had to leave. Will reinstall X.2.8 later to include DVD software. But, is there a way to extract the software from the Disc? I have heard about hacks...
Also, with the G4 500 ZIF, 640MB RAM, will this Beige box run DVD movies with the 8MB Ati card? I have heard that a Rage 128 is the minimum, with a few exceptions using VLC.
Also, the DVD drive shows the TD files and I need to allow him to import those files into iMovie...
Too many questions branching over too many subjects, sorry.
Beat me with a large stick.