Do I need macbook or macbook pro? [HDTV]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stylez, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Stylez macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2007

    does anyone have experience playing 720p .mkv files on either notebooks?
    I want to know if both configurations are able to play them without dropping frames in VLC or Quicktime with the right codecs..
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    The Mac Mini handles 1080p videos perfectly, so either should be good enough.
  3. Stylez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2007
    well, I tend to believe it doesn't if you look at the last post from a guy named Rimmer in this thread

    So basicly I'd like to know more user experience. Also It would help to know if graphic card can be a bottle neck or not in a macbook. I think that on my windows machine if I play 720p .mkv (x.264) in vlc it tends to mainly use processor power. Actually I can't tell that for sure, let alone for a mac?
  4. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I can't really answer your question but maybe if you change your thread title you will get more replyes. There has been so many Macbook vs. Macbook Pro that maybe people see the title and don't even want to know what the thread is about because a lot of them are the same.
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    You probably only NEED a Macbook, but you would WANT a Macbook Pro.
  6. CavesOfTQLT macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2007
    I've put a few 1080p trailers through my BlackBook amd they've played without issue, well not that I've noticed anything untoward.
  7. OMGteh.nterweb macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2006
    I can play two h.264 1080p videos at a time on my macbook, one on the built in LCD and one externally.

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