iPhone 4s plays video that i5 Air cannot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by OSMac, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    I have mp4 720p video that when copied to the iPhone 4s plays fine,
    but the same video copied to the i5 Air stutters?

    Is that possible or a setup issue on the Air?

  2. stroked Suspended


    May 3, 2010
  3. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2011
    ^^ as implied above, the media player on the mac mini currently used probably doesn't support GPU decode for that media type.

    The iPhone 4S has a dedicated ASIC in the A5 to handle media decode, too.

    Though, it's mainly software that needs to enable support.
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
  5. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
  6. doctorandrew macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Now try playing a 1080p movie on vlc, or any other media player for that matter.

    I got fed up with my 2010 generation macbook air 11 ultimate not being able to play 1080p files without stuttering, so I upgraded to the latest macbook air 11 ult with an i7 processor. So far so good!

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