4K Playback

Sherpa_man

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 16, 2016
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Hi,

I have just bought a 2016 MacBook Pro with touch bar. I have a dell 3216q monitor and I want to out videos at 4k but I am having performance issues. Can it be codec problems? Im hoping spending close to 2k on a MacBook it can handle 4k video playback. Connection is at 4k 60htz

Any advice would be great.

I am using vlc and the video type is mkv.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Full 4k support (re h.265) probably won't come to the MacBook Pro's until the late 2017 models, or even 2018.

Opinion:
Steve is gone.
It's time for full 4k and BluRay support on the Mac.
 

cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
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Hi,

I have just bought a 2016 MacBook Pro with touch bar. I have a dell 3216q monitor and I want to out videos at 4k but I am having performance issues. Can it be codec problems? Im hoping spending close to 2k on a MacBook it can handle 4k video playback. Connection is at 4k 60htz

Any advice would be great.

I am using vlc and the video type is mkv.
To answer the question in there....sort of, yes....

In VLC can you right click the MKV in question, click "media information" and post the Stream 0 and 1 information? Also any other relevant information you are aware of like 10 bit and actual resolution.

Your Mac is easily capable of 4k output. Even HEVC but HEVC is too generic to mean much all by itself.
 
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