HD movie playback on 2015 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iPhone7s, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. iPhone7s macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2014
    Hi all,

    Just noticed this on the HD section of iTunes for films (see attached screenshot)

    Is this just an outdated message, advising that people need 2.0 GHz or faster processor?

    I have been playing some HD content on iTunes but find that sometimes its slightly out of sync.


    How have you all found HD playback on your rMB's?

    I have the 1.3GHz model by the way.


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  2. xxnoelziexx macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
    Don't have a MacBook but currently looking at buying the same clock speed. The 1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz so HD content should be fine.
  3. Jayderek macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2010
    Madison, WI
    I watched an HD movie on my 1.2GHz MacBook just this weekend. It played very well so you should have no issues
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    It's an outdated message. "dual-core 2.0GHz" is pretty meaningless, really. Your 1.3Ghz Core M dual-core is way faster than a 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo dual-core.

    HD playback is pretty uncontroversial and kids' stuff for any current CPU.
  5. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
  6. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    2.0 GHz or faster processor cavet, is for older systems. The new rMB will decode much of the video content in hardware, my own 1.2 plays very high bitrate MKV files (>20Gb) with ease.

  7. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    I'm almost certain the Core M support GPU decoding of 1080p H.264 10 bit video so the videos on iTunes are nothing compared to what it's capable of.
  8. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    4K YouTube videos works.

    I still need to try out a 4K MKV video but I would say it's totally able to play it.
  9. iPhone7s thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2014
    I'm finding using MKV 1080p files on VLC player that the audio/video are out of sync ever so slightly. Same with Netflix on Safari as well at times.

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