DVD playback problem?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GanChan, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2005
    I have noticed that when I play DVDs on my Mac Mini, a sequence of smooth motion will display a tiny "hiccup" in the motion about once per second. I suppose it has something to do with processor speed, but I'm not sure. Is there some way to improve the smoothness of playback?

    Interestingly, the problem is less noticeable when I use VLC instead of Apple DVD Player. Still there, though.
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    very stange...how many other apps do u have running?
  3. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2005
    I had 2 or 3 other apps running at the time. I was also in full-screen mode. Anyway, my Mini is an old, stock first-generation model with only 256MB of RAM. So maybe the RAM is the problem. But the regular, rhythmic nature of the stutter made me think it was related to the processor somehow.

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