HD movie playback on 2015 MacBook

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  1. iPhone7s macrumors member

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    Is this just an outdated message, advising that people need 2.0 GHz or faster processor?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

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    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 member

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    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

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    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

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    It's an outdated message.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 68030

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  6. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    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.

    Q-6
     
  7. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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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