Choppy 1080p with Mac Mini Late 2009

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by a4ex, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. a4ex macrumors newbie

    a4ex

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    Hello,

    I have a Late 2009 Mac Mini, 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM.

    I have been experiencing choppy 1080p video when i use QuickTime and it get even worse in fullscreen.

    With VLC i don't experiencing this problem.

    Clips for testing download from Apple trailers and Demo-World

    H.264, 1,920 x 800
    AAC, 48000 Hz, Stereo (L R)

    Is this normal for the late 2009 model?
     
  2. dingleberry macrumors newbie

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  3. a4ex thread starter macrumors newbie

    a4ex

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    It's a matter of principle. If the HW can handle it then why is not performing?
     
  4. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

    jmcgeejr

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    Does quicktime use the hardware accel? I thought you needed the new quicktime for that?
     
  5. Hallivand macrumors regular

    Hallivand

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    If it's a 2009 Mac Mini, then in Snow Leopard + you should be using the nVidia 9400m for hardware decoding.

    Are you running Leopard or Snow Leopard/Lion? That might be the issue.
     
  6. a4ex thread starter macrumors newbie

    a4ex

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    I'm using Lion but that was the case in Snow Leopard also.
     
  7. MattA macrumors 6502

    MattA

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    I have an early 2009 Mac Mini and have never had an issue playing 1080p sources via quicktime. They should operate very similarly.
     
  8. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    I have the same Mini and the problem, so I don't use quicktime. As the other poster said, use VLC or another program that works without problems. Another program that works is MPEG Streamclip.
     
  9. a4ex thread starter macrumors newbie

    a4ex

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    I then rest my case. Cheers for your comments.
     

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