can the 1.6ghz macbook air watch 1080p movies?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by montblanc1, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. montblanc1 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    so the surprising price of MBA in the bookstore in UW is 999 bucks!!!

    the price is such incredible!!!

    All i wonder is whether i can watch a 1080p movies in that stunning product??
  2. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
  3. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    ....or you could just answer it for him. Same amount of time or less to post the link and chastise him. lol.

    (halfway kidding)
  4. darrellishere macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    Yes, but you will have to purchase and install coolbook to play 1080p torrent files smoothly.
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City

    But then what fun would all the MR snobs have if they can't police the message boards?

    To the OP.. Most of the threads here and other sites suggest you use Coolbook to regulate the voltage and help the MBA with HD video. From my past experience with the Rev B of MBA's it was possible to watch HD but the fans would kick in and drown out the sound so you were forced to use headphones or have an external set of speakers for sound. MBA by itself is not the ideal "video watching" machine.
  6. tsubikiddo macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Melbourne, AUS
  7. windowpain macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2008
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    It should play moderate bit rate 1080p fine. It'll have trouble with high bit rate files, though. To maximize your experience, use Plex or XBMC, which use the most efficient playback algorithm (ffmpeg). Quicktime can be problematic for 1080p content.
  9. h1d macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    I assume mplayer and vlc also plays them fine?
    Wouldn't perian also do fine in QT?

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