choppy video playback

Discussion in 'macOS' started by otis123, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2006
    im trying to watch a movie on my ibook G4 and in both quicktime and VLC i get choppy and stuttering video playback, the video is 849x342, my RAM is maxed out, so i think the problem is the slow GPU or crappy bus speed, is there anyway other than buying a new computer to get high res video to run well on this laptop?
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Umm... the GPU is fine, I've owned an iBook G4 which has an ATI Radeon graphics chipset. Maybe the video file itself is choppy? Try playing the same video file on a different computer, whether itd be a mac or pc.
  3. otis123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2006
    all my video files play fine on my imac and ps3, so it has to be my ibook.
  4. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark
    you could try setting the cache for video playback in VLC to a higher value, it worked for me when I was having problems with stuttering video from my time capsule..

Share This Page