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File Sharing between Vista PC and Mac OS X

Hi...I recently connected my brother's eMac PowerMac 4,4 system with Mac OS X 10.5.7 system to my Dell Dimension 8250 Vista Business PC-enabled wireless network so he could share my video files and watch them wirelessly as he is using Airport.

The problem is that when he watches the videos they have a tendency to freeze during certain points and then end up skipping frames. I have tried to resolve this by installing updated Divx codecs and adjusting his Mac's network configuration but none of these have helped.

I wondered if it had to do with him using Airport to connect wirelessly to our Linksys G enabled wireless router (WRT54G to be exact).

Any thoughts how this problem can be fixed?

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You're not the only person experiencing this problem. Many PowerPC users who upgraded to QuickTime 7.5 (sometimes even QuickTime 7.3) began to experience widespread stuttering and halting when playing back video. Apparently, these packages contained functionality improvements that simple maxed out the old CPUs.
Unfortunately, there is no generally agreed-upon fix. Since the PowerPC is a dead-end Apple architecture, most people eventually "fix" the problem by upgrading to a current (Intel) model of Macintosh. I wish I had better news for you.

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