Does CorePlayer lock up often for you?

dustinschings

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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.
 

dustinschings

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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.
 

eyoungren

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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.
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.
 

AmazingHenry

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

eyoungren

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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.
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.
 
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dustinschings

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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.