1080p, Front Row, DVD/Video_TS

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macdim, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. macdim macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I'm just wondering if anyone has connected their Macbook (not pro) to their HDTV and run Front Row to play DVDs either from the drive or from a Video_TS folder. I'm asking this because when running at 1920x1080 to my Sony XBR LCD, I get choppy playback of DVDs in Front Row, but not in the Apple DVD player. I know that countless people running Mac Minis do the very same thing using the GMA950 so is this a result of poor X3100 drivers?

    Thanks
     
  2. HRTguy macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem playing even regular DVD's on a display that is 1920 x 1200. When I reduce my resolution they play fine.

    I can use DVDplayer at 1920x1200 and playback is smooth. Any thoughts?
     
  3. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    +1 i want to know this as well if u can replicate 1080p
     
  4. macdim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm still having these issues. Even the Front Row interface is slow at 1920x1080p. I'm 99% sure it's the GMA X3100 drivers.
     
  5. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    im not sure in front row,but most will say play movies in vlc,but you might want front row. i know vlc can play 720p fine,but not 1080p.
     
  6. HRTguy macrumors newbie

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    It works for me fine in dvd player and vlc. I happen to really like front row however and like how it's integrated with the remote control. (I can grab my remote, go in to front row, select a movie without ever walking up to my computer).

    Any way of seeing which decoder front row is using? Any ideas?
     

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