Will it work in a TiBook G4 to offload the decoding?
I don't use Mac OS X on PowerPC machines: pointless. There's VERY little PPC-only Mac OS X software.Are there any hardware acceleration PC Cards available that I haven't heard of? All G4 PB came with a Radeon, and CorePlayer was optimized to use the AltiVec instructions, so I don't think there's a point into that. I'll go to the software route first.
Well colour me surprised, I haven't seen that one before. If it works for G3s, I'll just assume it will do just fine on G4s, since even you can upgrade some G3 CPUs to the later. But as I said, the AltiVec is a PowerPC cpu instruction, so it works separatedly from the Radeons, wich only serve me for Warcraft and Sims. CorePlayer was a must back then and still is today for all PowerPC machines, because it was the only player who could play videos smoothly since it was developed specifically for the platform and optimized for it. I use it on my 1.5Ghz Aluminium G4 and it works flawlessly.I don't use Mac OS X on PowerPC machines: pointless. There's VERY little PPC-only Mac OS X software.
I have a Gigabit G4 Titanium on 9.2.2 and the DVD video stutters if I do anything else besides watch a video, as well as the fan going full-blast after playing videos for a while, so the Radeon isn't doing anything as far as I can tell.
The DVD-Video PC Card is what came with the G3 series PowerBooks to enable DVD playback using Zoomed Video.