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There is no way at all to run Rosetta in Yosemite. Rosetta was included in Mac OS X 10.4.4–10.6.8 (Intel) only. The Apple license agreement doesn't allow customers to run a Snow Leopard client in a virtual environment. So the only legal way to use PPC apps with Yosemite is indeed Snow Leopard Server (Apple part number is MC588Z/A internal link (It only ...


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My guess is that your CPU just isn't up to the task of decoding the stream of data that makes up the video stream for several reasons. Amazon video is using a somewhat inefficient codec and software stack to deliver the content. The software to render the video is likely single threaded on your Mac OS. Your CPU has only two cores and at 1.66 GHz of that ...


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It turned out that switching a setting on Amazon's website from the Silverlight player to the Flash player solved the problem. For anyone else with the same problem the setting is on this page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201460940&encoding=UTF8&ref=atv_pc_pp_more Thank you @bmike for your advice nonetheless!


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This should do the trick: In Terminal: diskutil eraseDisk MS-DOS <newname> <diskID> where is the new name for the disk and is the disk identifier (you can find this by getting the disk info from Finder or Disk Utility, or by typing "diskutil list" into Terminal).


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The Recovery HD (which is what holding down Option would enable you to access) didn't come into being until Lion. You should go to the App Store, sign out of the previous owner's Apple ID, sign in with your own, download and install Yosemite, and then you'll have the Recovery partition from which you can do a wipe/fresh install.



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