TEST: Can your computer run this HD video smoothly?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by smokeyboi, May 17, 2006.

  1. smokeyboi macrumors member

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    play the HD 1080p trailer only!
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/wtc/hd/

    post your specs as well


    i have a 1.83 MBP with 1gig of ram and got a considerable amount of dropped frames while playing the trailer. :mad: :confused: :( :eek:

    you would think that with dual cpu's and a x1600 (which supposedly accelerates decoding of H.264) that it should run smooth as butter....guess i was wrong. :mad:

    i'm really interested in seeing how the "regular macbook's" handle the WTC HD trailer!
     
  2. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Runs pretty good on my Quad G5 with this slow Geforce 6600 256MB.

    Some specs are in sig.

    Is there any way to show FPS in Quicktime?

    smokeyboi, maybe you need more RAM?
     
  3. smokeyboi thread starter macrumors member

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    from quicktime, click "window" then "show movie info"

    i have 1gb....how much more do i need? lol
     
  4. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I got ~23-25FPS which is the max on this video on my Quad G5.
     
  5. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    24.40 on my MacBook Pro :) - again, as the above poster said, that's the max.
     
  6. smokeyboi thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't really wanna know what the max fps you get. what i'm curious about is if you can run the trailer constantly at 24fps without dropping any frames.


    on my mbp, frames can drop as low as 12fps on certain scenes.
     
  7. slick316 macrumors 6502

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    I get 23-25 consistent, no dropping here.

    17" MBP w/2.16GHz, 2GB Ram and 120GB 5400RPM drive.
     
  8. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    24fps on my iMac 2.0GHz CoreDuo (2GB RAM, 256MB VRAM)
     
  9. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    24.40 was the average :confused:
     
  10. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    No issues here- with many other apps running at the same time, too.

    MBP 2ghz 2GB
     
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  12. smokeyboi thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm...maybe my MBP is acting up, but shouldn't I be able to play this trailer smoothly?:confused:
     
  13. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    Sucker for punishment :D

    total slideshow (1-5)fps at 1080
    12fps at 720
    24fps at 480

    1.67PB 15" 2GB RAM
     
  14. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

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    I don't know, but Apple's Quicktime recommendations say 2.0 GHz Intel for 1080.
     
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    same here
     
  16. Vader macrumors 65816

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    mine only plays for like 2 seconds, then it changes to saying (shown when movie is playing), but the movie is still playing.
    well, sound and a frame jump every little bit.
     
  17. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, on the Core Solo - it's a bit of a no-go. I get about 11 fps average, and it drops out a lot. I am running a bunch of stuff in the background though, so maybe if I quit everything I'd get better performance, but still.
     
  18. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I get between 0.66 fps and 18 fps, mostly around 8 fps, on my Dell D810.
     
  19. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook Pro averaged 23.98 FPS, but it did drop pretty low a couple times, down to ~12 FPS. The only computer I could see that would be able to sustain a high FPS for the duration of an HD clip would be the Quad G5. I mean, christ, it has four cores at its disposal.
     
  20. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    smooth with:
    23.98 fps
    H264 - 720p
    PBAl 15" - 1Ghz
    sorry: didn't see the 1080 only....
     
  21. smokeyboi thread starter macrumors member

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    i guess i'm not the only one who got dropped frames after all.
     
  22. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    well on my super-duper fast G4 800 mhz with 768 Ram i got an amazing frame rate of 120 FPS!!!!!!









    But seriously... Only like 15, dropped down to 10.
     
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    I'm seeing slowdowns as well. 12 fps, sometimes less, at times, but often 24 fps. And I've downloaded the movie and am playing it locally. MBP, 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM (and plenty free).
     
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