Playing .mkv files on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Moshiiii, Feb 13, 2007.

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    Moshiiii

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    #1
    Hello,
    I have a few 720p .mkv files that I want to play.
    I tried to throw them in VLC but I got a 5 second delay error message.
    Is there another way I can do this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I don't know off hand of anyway to play them(yet) as I don't think the codec is avalable on the Mac yet, but Visualhub will transcode them to any number of video files your mac can play.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    #3
    VLC should work - that's what I use... You have tried dismissing the errors right?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    #4
    See if there is a newer version of VLC out for your computer.
    Next I would recommend repairing your disk permissions.
    Followed by clearing out your cache folders.
    Still having an issue, delete your VLC preferences
    See if that fixes it.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Converting

    VLC works great for me. I was wondering how I could convert these files to something like h.264 or MP4. Any software help would be awesome.
     
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    fivetoadsloth

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    dllavaneras

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    #7
    What computer are you using? my mac would just slap me in the forehead if I threw a 720p movie at it. It just isn't fast enough

    I have used VLC to run mkv files on my PPC mac, but smaller files. Works like a charm.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    #8
    My Albook G4 played 720p MKV acceptably, my CD Mini 1.83 plays 1080p evobs just fine.

    Get the Matroska QT component, A52codec, Perian and Flip4Mac and your quicktime will play almost everything. (note, the HDDVD playing is only working in Windows at the moment)
     
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    CrashRay

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    #9
    The best solution is Mplayer.
    You must use a cache of 8 Mo. (see Preferences)
    And choose Drop frames on slower machines or something like in Video/audio that :
    [​IMG]
    After beginning movie, do "space" and go to the terminal and :
    Code:
    $ top
    And you have somthing like :
    Code:
    Processes:  53 total, 3 running, 50 sleeping... 136 threads            13:46:40 
    Load Avg:  2.84, 2.17, 1.86     CPU usage:  75.0% user, 22.8% sys, 2.2% idle 
    SharedLibs: num =    7, resident = 2.20M code, 136K data, 576K LinkEdit 
    MemRegions: num = 4746, resident = 89.5M + 10.8M private, 89.6M shared 
    PhysMem:  50.3M wired,  123M active,  205M inactive,  379M used, 5.33M free 
    VM: 2.02G + 3.62M   9609(0) pageins, 304(0) pageouts  
    
      PID COMMAND      %CPU   TIME   #TH #PRTS #MREGS RPRVT  RSHRD  RSIZE  VSIZE 
      444 top          5.1%  0:04.67   1    14    18   260K   336K   556K  13.6M 
      443 tcsh         0.0%  0:00.02   1    10    15   344K   600K   788K  5.73M 
      442 login        0.0%  0:00.51   1    12    33   248K   388K   576K  13.7M 
      441 Terminal    13.9%  0:03.75   4    63   135  1.30M+ 6.73M  5.11M+ 66.9M+ 
      440 mplayer     39.6%  0:38.72   4   124   184  7.45M  9.98M  12.6M  95.3M 
      439 MPlayer OS   1.4%  0:04.98   4    62   110  2.04M+ 5.81M  5.01M+ 67.1M 
      435 AppleSpell   0.0%  0:00.06   1    16    19   196K   788K   796K  14.4M 
      427 SecurityAg   0.0%  0:03.92   3    79   118  1.36M  6.74M  3.77M  66.5M 
      419 Safari      24.2%  9:29.90   8   329   720  39.2M  21.3M  49.9M   161M 
      418 Microsoft    0.0%  0:02.91   3    76   125  1.99M  9.33M  4.69M  68.5M 
      400 lookupd      0.0%  0:00.73   2    33    46   412K   520K   896K  14.9M 
      388 Microsoft    0.0%  1:37.51   8   139   401  12.7M  31.3M  31.7M   120M 
      386 pppd         0.0%  0:00.09   1    10    30   116K   844K   344K  14.1M 
      381 iChatAgent   0.0%  0:00.14   2    48    22   332K  1.25M  1.15M  15.5M 
      380 Internet R   0.0%  0:00.57   2    55    90   740K  5.10M  2.07M  64.2M
    
    So you do for example :
    Code:
    $ sudo renice -15 mplayer
    You increase the priority process of Mplayer.
    I create a part about this on my website but it's not already translate :eek:
     

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