Apple's line of iBook laptops was intended for the consumer and educational markets. The iBook line comprises of the iBook G3 Clamshell, G3 12", G3 14", G4 12", and G4 14".

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Why can't I stream live video properly?

When streaming video the picture pauses constantly.

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I have iBook G4, and there are two cases of video stuttering.

One is WIFI being too slow. 801.11g is up 54Mbit but ususally lower than that. If you are watching high bit rate video (like HD), the WIFI is not catching up. Also, make sure that microwave oven or 2.4GHz codeless phone is not used while watching video.

If you are using 11b, upgrade WIFI to 11g, and you may have some chance of playing it back.

The other is watching H.264 video (like some of YouTube video). iBook G4 CPU is not powerful enough to decode the video. Cannot be fixed.

Both are hardware limitations, and cannot be fixed without addressing your hardware.

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