Is OSX optimized MBP's video card driver?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacSyn, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    So, I received my MBP 2.0 4 days ago, happy with it. But have a video problem: Whenever I play rmvb files (Real Media Player), it looks like it doesn't run at 30fps but it (same file) runs just fine and smooth on my Dell. I went to ATI web site searched for X1600 driver for OS X, no luck. Is OS X built in driver optimized?

    Also I have a lot of DVD movies which are not region 1 encoded. Any possiblity can I watch them with Front Row? It is possible to mount those movies into iso images to a virtual drive (or something like that)? If it's yes, how?

    Last question: Why OS X can't write on NTFS? Is it because of copyright issue?

    Some thoughts about my MBP 2.0: It does whine on and off, strange. No dead pixel, great. And Super drive is locked to region 1, lousy.
     
  2. menziep macrumors 6502a

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    Well For Real Player Is it a Univirsal binery (if not then thats the problem)
     
  3. MacSyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think Real Player makes UB version yet. You think that caused the problem?
     
  4. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    I think I have the fix for this

    Go into Realplayer Prefs > Playback then untick the overlay optimizations at the bottom
     
  5. MacSyn thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Yes, I suspect that is more than likely the cause of your woes. I don't have the RealPlayer installed (and don't want it) so I can't test it on my MBP, but that would be my guess.
     
  7. MacSyn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh well, I guess I'll just to have endure it until the UB is released. What about my other question? Anyone knows the solution?
     
  8. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Mac The Ripper can change region codes, but I don't know if it can open a previously-ripped file to do it....
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    That' is one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. Apple got the right to use all Windows technologies (and Microsoft got their hands on Apple IP) in a settlement several years ago. Apple elected to use the same half-baked NTFS implementation circulating through the BSD and Linux world and not a complete implementation.

    Now that Apple have more or less acknowledged that Darwin was a sham (by actions more than words), maybe they will feel free to throw in a complete implementation and leave it out of the public source code pool.
     
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Can't OSX mount/read NTFS volumes but not write to them? I'm not sure, but I remember reading that somewhere....
     
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It can read, and it can overwrite existing files (but not change their sizes). That's the half-baked public implementation I was referring to :)
     
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