All Videos on iTunes Choppy

gretschdrummer

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Original poster
Sep 1, 2011
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Hi. I am running iTunes 10 on a Macbook 1,1. Whenever I play any video, doesn't matter if it's HD or not, the video is skipping frames and sometimes freezes. Then after about five seconds or so, video playback is normal. I know this is an iTunes issue since I can play the same videos on Quicktime just fine. I don't know if this was a problem before I updated iTunes, since I just received this laptop. Anybody know what the problem is? Thanks.
 

gretschdrummer

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Original poster
Sep 1, 2011
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10.6 is the latest iTunes version.
Are the videos SD or HD and in what QT Player version do they play fine?
The videos in particular I'm talking about are in SD, but it happens on every video in iTunes, iTunes Store downloaded or not. The videos work fine on Quicktime 10.0 and VLC 1.0.5. It seems like iTunes has trouble when I select a certain part of the video as the choppiness usually occurs there for a few seconds then freezes. Same happens when I start the video.
 

bjeong1381

macrumors newbie
Aug 2, 2011
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I am having the same issue. Seems to have started happening after this last update. I cannot recall if it was like this before the update.
 

ohsoez

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Jul 3, 2012
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Choppy Video

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