Horrible video playback in iTunes

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  1. Meecrob macrumors member

    Meecrob

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    I'm running itunes under windows xp w/ quicktime 7.1. When I try to play videos dled from the music store fullscreen, the framerate is terrible (maybe 1 frame/3 sec). Windowed is ok, but still the video will freeze intermitently. The pc is plenty fast, are there any settings I should tweak?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    The videos from the iTMS are meant for iPod. Nothing bigger. I was quite upset too.

    Daniel.
     
  3. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Well that and iTunes playback is pretty terrible in general at least in my experience.

    You could try right clicking on the video file, click "show song file" then open the file with quicktime. You may be prevented from playing it outside of iTunes, I've never purchased an iTunes video so I wouldn't know but I've found this solution to work with videos I've added myself.
     
  4. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    i agree, on my machine it is just God-awful. Painful to watch, in fact, which is why i try to avoid watching video in iTunes at all costs.
     
  5. Meecrob thread starter macrumors member

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    Videos worked fairly ok on my old ibook g4 (better than this at any rate). I'm not expecting much, but they practically tie up the entire computer at this point... something isn't configured right I think.
     
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    He's not complaining about the video quality, he's complaining about the framerate. The videos are 320x240 (iPod resolution) and should look blocky when stretched, but they should NOT have the choppy framerate and freezeups the OP describes.
     
  7. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    Oh so it's not only me.

    I don't allow any video in itunes, it ****s up waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much on my pc.
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It really is iTunes, its video playback is horribly broken and has been for a long while. The QuickTime Player suggestion above is a good one, it's happy to work with the iTMS DRM. It's a shame that iTunes can't do this properly as well, it's basically the same software underneath :(
     

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