Does CorePlayer lock up often for you?

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  1. dustinschings macrumors 6502

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    I use it for a lot of different file types and qualities and when it works, it plays very well. However, it often locks up on me, usually when shifting the video size or trying to srub to a spot in a movie.

    Anyone else have this issue? This is on my Dual 2.0GHz G5 with 4GB RAM, SSD and GeForce 6800 ULTRA. New install of Leopard.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I've had it where if I started/stopped a few times and then scrubbed back and then tried to play again it would play but the sound would no longer work.

    But locking up, no.
     
  3. philgxxd macrumors member

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    No locking up here neither. Maybe you should look into the activity monitor if there is a issue.
     
  4. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    My main video-playder
    I use it mainly to watch 260p/720p YT-videos.
    So far no problems.
     
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    I've had it refuse to open a file or play a 3gp with green stripes all over it - but never actually lock up whilst playing.
     
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    I think some clips refused to work but it never crashed on my Sawtooth or my PowerBook
     
  7. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    I use it to watch just about any video on my Macs. I think it's locked up once, maybe twice.
     
  8. dustinschings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was locking up, or just freezing for extended moments while accessing media over the network. I will chalk this up to network issues. We will see if it still behaves this way once it is hardwired into the network in the future.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Another thing you can try if you have enough ram for it is to load it on to a ram disk. This is what I do for movies/videos under 2GB of ram.

    Having the entire thing in ram makes for smooth playback.
     
  10. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like something I'd like to try. How does that work? Is there some 3rd party software I need? Thanks.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I use Esperance which is a system preference pane. It lets you set, name and create (as well as eject) your ram disk.

    It is however, limited to 2GB. There are other ways to enable larger ram disks using Terminal commands in OS X, but I use this because it's easy.
     
  12. dustinschings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may give this a try but it seems like an SSD should be fast enough lol
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well…if it's faster than ram, sure! :D
     
  14. dustinschings thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I tried to watch in a few other players and no such luck. I did try another 720p MP4 that was only 600MB or so, so compressed much smaller, and it seemed to play fine in VLC but not in CP.

    I think this may just be a matter of different movies will have to be watched in different players, and some won't be watchable at all.

    I will get some more testing done and see about the QT snapshots. Will try to find a few movies that work and a few that don't play so well, that way you can compare.
     

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