Disappointing video performance in 2010 MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by askywalker, May 31, 2010.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

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    I have a 15" 2010 MBP. I got it well spec'd, with 7200 drive, 8 GB ram, best CPU...

    First thing I did was bootcamp. Went smoothly - did a 400 gb partition for Windows 7. The drivers all installed fine and Windows 7 does alright.

    My Windows Experience scores:
    Processor: 6.9
    RAM: 6.9
    Graphic: 6.4
    Gaming graphics: 6.4
    Hard drive: 5.9

    Things look good... But I am having trouble playing hidef content - VLC is choppy on a bunch of files that play smooth as silk when booted into Mac OS - and actually even play ok on my old Santa Rosa 15" MBP. Quicktime is also slow

    I have always found VLC to be very solid. (actually use it on the Mac side for this test as well). I tried playing with the hardware acceleration toggle, and it does seem better with it disabled - anyone else having issues playing hidef media on the windows side of this MBP?
     
  2. johnhw macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried installing the drivers yet?

    Had the same problem, inserted the OS X Snow Leopard disk (or your OS X Install disk), rebooted, everything works well.
     
  3. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes - I installed the drivers from the disc.

    What are your Windows Experience scores? Much different than mine?
     
  4. johnhw macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]
    (gfx card did ruin it)

    but yours should be better since I only have a 9400M gfx card
     
  5. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. My scores are fine I guess - so it must be something strange with VLC or with my video drivers. I wonder if others are having this problem that have the same video card - it is happening to all my 1080p video files - stuttering and video choppiness.

    I will turn off the hardware acceleration in VLC and try watching most video content from the mac os - so no big deal I suppose...
     

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