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NewGenAdam
Dec 22, 2008, 05:27 PM
[title] is a complete joke. Perhaps I have a defective Air, but after 5 minutes of any kind of video it reduces to spitting about one measly frame per second. Any format causes this; 5 minutes of youtube, iTunes movies (lo-def FYI), random files in VLC [ad practical infinitum]...

But the worst offenders are anything web-based. E.g. this gruelling 480p video: moourl.com/Narut0 . Ironically, the clip played smoother for me under Google Chrome in Parallels virtualisation - anyone else seeing this?

Don't get me wrong though, I love my Air (an ageing Rev A *cry*), and think it's a fantastic machine. Just seems borderline defective in the video respect.



glitch44
Dec 22, 2008, 05:33 PM
[title] is a complete joke. Perhaps I have a defective Air, but after 5 minutes of any kind of video it reduces to spitting about one measly frame per second. Any format causes this; 5 minutes of youtube, iTunes movies (lo-def FYI), random files in VLC [ad practical infinitum]...

But the worst offenders are anything web-based. E.g. this gruelling 480p video: moourl.com/Narut0 . Ironically, the clip played smoother for me under Google Chrome in Parallels virtualisation - anyone else seeing this?

Don't get me wrong though, I love my Air, and think it's a fantastic machine. Just seems borderline defective in the video respect.

Rev A or Rev B?

Fonzijr1964
Dec 22, 2008, 05:41 PM
well i have not seen this but mine bakes i mean gets way to hot to touch even for a second after one 2 min youtube vid

fyrefly
Dec 22, 2008, 06:11 PM
well i have not seen this but mine bakes i mean gets way to hot to touch even for a second after one 2 min youtube vid

Take those air's back to Apple. I have a RevA Air and it never gets too hot to touch, and never locks up playing flash video.

Only way I can see a non-defective Air exhibiting that behaviour is if you have the computer on a non-flat surface like on a pillow or blanket blocking the air vents...

Fonzijr1964
Dec 22, 2008, 06:37 PM
Take those air's back to Apple. I have a RevA Air and it never gets too hot to touch, and never locks up playing flash video.

Only way I can see a non-defective Air exhibiting that behaviour is if you have the computer on a non-flat surface like on a pillow or blanket blocking the air vents...

nope on the desk running next to my iMac usually in screen share

mark34
Dec 23, 2008, 07:40 AM
my Rev A is one of the many flawed ones, but your situation does seem extreme. Mine has improved with the software updates. I can usually watch a limited number of video items at a time without problems.

I used to get core shutdowns very easily. Doesn't happen so much anymore. I still consider mine a great laptop with huge flaws. Rev B for me.... soon.