In 2012, PowerPC Macs are slowly but surely being phased out completely. They are definitely still usable, but their functionality is becoming less and less effective in the fast moving world of consumer electronics, with any new software and operating systems phased out years ago.
PowerPC users have to rely on older software, and while many still use them, it is becoming more and more difficult. One area where that is especially apparent in browsing the internet, and specifically dealing with Flash and YouTube videos. Play them normally in Safari and depending on what machine you’re using they’re slow and laggy, and it’s difficult to watch them without problems.
However using a desktop client called MacTubes, it is possible to watch YouTube videos with a Quicktime based solution, making the experience much more smooth and pleasant. Here’s how.
1. Go to the MacTubes site to download.
2. Unzip the application folders when downloaded.
3. Move MacTubes to your application folder.
You’ll see when you open it that’s it’s easy to navigate, you just type in what you’re looking for in the search bar to the top right, and you can also access featured videos. Above all, the experience will be a much better one than watching a video in Safari, so you should really try it out and see what you think. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Before you go
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