iMac Mid 2007 Stuttering Problem at 60FPS

lucas2205

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May 1, 2015
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Hello,
I have an iMac Mid 2007 24inch, 6gb ram, 2TB seagate SSHD, intel core 2 duo 2.8ghz and an
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB. Whenever I play 1080p or 720p videos at 60fps the video is EXTREMELY stuttery (arround 3 secs between frames), this also happens on 60fps youtube videos but is less stuttery than local videos, but is still unwatchable. I have been searching for a while now, with every answer being that I should convert the video to apple codec, but this is extremely unpractical as I have a gopro and the video are like 10GB each which would take foerever to convert. Also this makes them unwatchable on non apple devices (which I have a few off). What is curious though is that i run video games at over 60fps perfectly, like League Of Legends sometimes runs at around 70fps with no stuttering. So my question is, is it possible to fix this without any converting or tedious steps everytime I film a new video. Oh and I don't think it has something to do with the hard drive as I replaced it around 4 months ago and it's a 7200rpm drive.

Thank you in advance,
Lucas
 

redheeler

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Oct 17, 2014
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Your 2007 iMac is now 8 years old. Sad to say, if you don't want to save lower-quality video files or convert them, the best solution I can give you is to get newer hardware.

For YouTube videos, I would recommend playback through an app called YouView. It's lighter on the hardware than HTML5, and even on my late 2008 MacBook Air 720p is perfectly usable.
 
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lucas2205

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May 1, 2015
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Your 2007 iMac is now 8 years old. Sad to say, if you don't want to save lower-quality video files or convert them, the best solution I can give you is to get newer hardware.

For YouTube videos, I would recommend playback through an app called YouView. It's lighter on the hardware than HTML5, and even on my late 2008 MacBook Air 720p is perfectly usable.
YouTube isn't really my problem thought most videos aren't posted in 60fps, but why can u play games at over 60fps but not videos, makes no sense, video games are more intense than videos
 

redheeler

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YouTube isn't really my problem thought most videos aren't posted in 60fps, but why can u play games at over 60fps but not videos, makes no sense, video games are more intense than videos
Not always, as some games are lighter than others, and the same goes for video files. I'm not surprised a game first released 6 years ago runs smooth on your hardware.
 

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