can 2006 macbook pro play 1080p video

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by krypticos, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. krypticos macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2007
    Hello I'm thinking of picking up a 2006 15" MacBook pro 2.0 ghz with 1gb ram can this play 1080p video or not. I'm just curious.
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Depends on the bitrate and the profile. My 2007 MacBook is probably similar, and it can play some 1080p and not others, depending on the bitrate and encoding of the video.

    At 1440 x 900, you're probably better off just playing 720p with a higher bitrate, though.
  3. krypticos thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2007
    Ok. I have a 2.2 whitebook that can't even think about playing 1080p and I was thinking since this pro has a better video card that it maybe able to. I think my camera records 1080p at 24 mbits I think. I only have one computer that can and that's my work computer which is a dual core xeon dell workstation. Maybe it will better than my whiyebook. Because I know my whitebook can't do the 720p off my camera either at 12 mbits. Thank you for your input ill post my results so if someone comes by this in a few month they'll be able to find out.
  4. Inside_line macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    I've got a 2006 and it plays 1080 fine, I don't know about progressive.
  5. frankly macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2003
    My late 2006 17" MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo with 3GB of RAM and an SSD drive is unable to play 1080p video recorded from my iPhone 4S without stuttering the video. It is very frustrating.

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