Does MBP Support Hardware H.264 decoding?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by russell.h, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. russell.h macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    As far as I can tell 8600Ms support hardware decoding of H.264 video, but can MacBook Pros (latest generation) take advantage of it?

    As I see it there are 3 possibilities:

    1. Apple got nVidia to leave that out to boost their margins.

    2. Its in there, but OS X can't take advantage of it (can Windows?).

    3. Its in there and OS X can take advantage of it.


  2. Cinner macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
    The correct 'answer' is nr 2: it's in there, but OS X can't use it, Windows can.
  3. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2007
    well if you play your videos through directx 8/9 in windows it tells your gfx card to do it and not the CPU
  4. russell.h thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
  5. ///alpinepower macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2007
    apple still has some coding to do on intel hardware.....

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