choppy video playback

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

  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    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

    SnowLeopard2008

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    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

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

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    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..
     

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