I am building my "dream system", dream from like 8 years or so ago anways, but at last I'll get to build it. I am making a low end video editing station out of a Beige G3-350Mhz DT I acquired. I've loaded it with OS 9.1 (taken from an Imac restore set) installed on a 4.3GB IBM SCSI 50pin 7200rpm drive. I have a 40GB IDE hard drive setup for storage. It also has an Apple DVD-Rom drive and a 100MB ZIP drive built in. Seperate USB and FireWire cards round out the basic set. 512MB of Ram are installed, I'll max it out later.
I have order an A/B "Wings" card to replace the Wisper card, hasn't arrived yet. I am told I need to have this card in before I Can play DVD's.
I can't upgrade the OS to anything higher than what's on there now (OS 9.1), the updates refuse to install.
I can't find any software that will work to play DVD's. I've downloaded and attempted to install DVD 2.2 and higher and it refuses to install.
Anyone have an OS 9.2.2 cd availble?
I *know* these little puppies were used to edit video when they were new, and I know they were using OS 9.x.x. If it could be done then, it can be done now. After it's going well, I may splurge and get a 1Ghz G3 or 1.1G4 upgrade card for it.
Some of you may ask why I am spending money on this old beast. I only have $24 in it so far, and even at $250 for a 1.1G4 (Which I will oc to at least 1.2) You can't get a G4 1.2 with this much stuff on it for under $300. (can you?)
Help me out folks!