Macbook 2.0ghz pushing avi's xvid's etc

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asnozz, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. asnozz macrumors member

    asnozz

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    Hey guys,
    quick question, when I owned a Ibook last year OSX didnt really suppose the use of divx, xvid etc files. Presumably everything would be fine with bootcamp/parallels?

    Would the graphics chip in the 2.0ghz macbook be able to play back files in parallels fine or would I have to install bootcamp?

    Im picking my macbook up next friday, cant wait!
     
  2. josbo235 macrumors newbie

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    I've been using divx and xvid files in Mac OS X since my old 700Mhz eMac. And my Macbook Pro plays them like, well, a pro. Just grab either something like VLC or Mplayer or, what i like best is the 3ivx plugin that lets you watch Divx movies right in Quicktime.

    Here's a link to the plugin: http://www.3ivx.com/download/macos.html.
     
  3. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Macbooks can play back DIVX/XVID files just fine with perian and/or VLC.

    My latest little project is trying to get an old 500 MHz iMac G3 to run DIVX files well. I am SO close to getting it to work, but there is a little skipping yet whenever there is a lot of action on screen.
     
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Funny, I've been playing them in Quicktime. Just fine might I add. :S
     
  5. asnozz thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, i was playing them on a 700mhz ibook before, that may explain it ;)

    How is Parallels for pushing video anyway?
     
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Not that great. Though I guess you could try it out and see.
     

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