quicktime delays

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    ive had this problem for a while now, but it is bugging me a lot more lately.. wheneever i watch a video in quicktime, certain points in the movie stutter for a second, no matter what movie i watch.. When i watch the same video in vlc, it doesnt stutter.. what can it be?
     
  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    More info needed please. Please give all details as to your computer, your computer's processor, your ram, your graphics card, your monitor, your version of Quicktime, whether the movies are streamed or on a hard drive. What kind of hard drive. Is it full? Fragmented? Firewire? IDE? SATA? Are Quicktime and VLC on the same partition? Does it happen on all size movie files or only large ones?
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I have noticed that QuickTime has a bit of trouble with videos downloaded from Google. Are those the troublemakers, or are there more?
     
  4. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry,.. im running imac g5. 2.0 ghz osx tiger with 1.5gb of ram... and it happens when i watch videos short videos, ones that are around 30 seconds long..
     
  5. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine what could be causing that on your computer. Do you have the latest version of Quicktime installed? If not, install it and try again. If so, I do not know what the problem could be. Videos do not do that on my computer and it is a lowly 533 Mhz G4 with 1.25 GB of ram.
     
  6. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    It's actually an issue I've noticed with Quicktime 7 generally, and it only gets worse with each update. The best solution is just to use VLC instead. Apple keeps making Quicktime a hungrier and hungrier beast, so I only use it when necessary.
     

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