1080p and 720p videos ??

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  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    do i need a specific app to play them ? or is Movist can do it ?

    well i may get the 27'' imac,it's resolution is 2540 x 1440.
    is watching 1080p/720p videos on it like watching in native 1080p/720p monitors ? or is it worse ?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depending on the container / format / file type (.avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov, ...), you can use QuickTime Player, VLC Player, Movist, MPlayer X and many other video players to play 720p or 1080p content.

    Watching 720p or 1080p content on a 2560 x 1440 display will not result in blocky pixels.
    I often view 720p content (1280 x 720) on a 1920 x 1200 screen and I find the quality fantastic.
    TVs have bigger pixels, thus smaller resolution content often looks a bit blurred or blocky when watched on a bigger screen.
     
  3. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you think watching these videos on the 21.5'' imac is better then in 27'' imac ?
     
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  5. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    Watching anything at the non-native resolution will always cause quality deterioration unless if there an integer times enlargement. However, whether it is noticeable or not, is dependent on your visual acuity.

    720p on the iMac's 1440p is a direct 2x enlargement. However, the pixels may appear large and blocky as now each pixel on the movie is now 4 pixels on the display.
     

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