VLC .mkv problems....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DJTaurus, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012
    VLC laggs while playing some of the mkv rip (H264/4gb) nba games i download.... it also lags in fast for/backward. In the other hand it never laggs with 1080/720p mp4 movies.

    I tried to watch the nba mkv rip with movist and it played buttery smooth with no lag.

    Its obvious a codec problem.... any solution (maybe on settings) cause in Vlc the image quality seems better than on movist....?
  2. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Whoever encoded those rips may have done a poor job with the encoding, causing VLC to struggle with the decode process.

    What kind of computer? How high is your CPU utilization during playback of 1080p movies versus this content? Have you tried transcoding one of those videos using Handbrake and playing back the transcoded version (fixes many encoding problems)?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012

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