HBO GO on Macbook to TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by i-sidd, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have hbo go on ipad and it works fine and no buffering or choppyness issues, it runs smooth.

    However, when I play it on my macbook 2007 running SL, its very choppy and unwatchable. I connect my macbook to the tv and wanted to watch HBO GO, but it does not work, I tried on safari, firefox, Chrome, but its the same everywhere.

    Anyone else had this issue and found any solutions?
     
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Might just be your system can't handle it, what happens when you watch 720p or 1080p Apple movie trailers?
     
  3. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    apple movie trailers plays fine, as far as watching 720p movies, I use VLC and it plays just fine.

    I think its something to do with silverlight as I read that thats what plays HBOGO. When I play netflix non hd, there is a little choppyness which goes away after 2 seconds, but hbogo its unwatchable.
     
  4. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    HBO Go doesn't support Airplay in its current version. The most you can get from it reliably is audio out only.

    Until they patch it. :)
     
  5. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand about hbogo not supporting airplay right now.

    But I want to play it on my macbook and connect it to my tv and watch it. This is where the video becomes choppy when I do full screen.

    Is it a some silverlight setting that I need to change or what?
     
  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Find some HQ silverlight movies on the web, and see if you have the same problem. If so, that's the issue.
     
  7. Pamani macrumors regular

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