iPhone 4s plays video that i5 Air cannot?

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

  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    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?

    Suggestions?
     
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  3. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    ^^ 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.
     
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  6. doctorandrew macrumors member

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    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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