Latest 13" MacBook Air and Blu-Ray good news!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mr Dobey, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

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    I was amazed today after receiving the new MacBook Air 13" (2.13 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 256 SSD) at how well it decodes H.264 video.

    I attached the full Blu-Ray specs of the file. (only the audio track was compressed to AAC, video is uncompressed).

    Long story short, playing through Quicktime X the CPU never went above about 18% meaning practically the entire video was offloaded to the GPU:D
    I could skip to any part of the movie with absolutely no lag or dropped frames.

    Coming from a 3 year old MacBook Pro that cannot even play a Blu-Ray without being unthinkably choppy I am very pleased.

    Just thought I'd share my great results.

    I have not tested to see if the Displayport/HDMI out supports audio yet though.
     

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  2. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

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    another happy customer :D
     
  3. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    in a more important matter, why do you have a boondock saints II movie? I'm going to assume they never made a sequel.
     
  4. Mr Dobey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    not nearly as good as the first boondocks.
     
  5. Corax macrumors 6502

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    The new MBA's MiniDisplayPort does support audio with HDMI!
    Start System Profiler, and check 'Audio'.
     
  6. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    To be blunt....I thought the sequel sucked.

    And yes, Bluray rips play very well on my 13" as well.
     
  7. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    My Air managed a 720p mkv file last night, not tried a full 1080p bluray rip yet. I've ordered a Moshi Mini-DP to HDMI adaptor (with Audio support) so I'm looking forward to testing that out :D
     
  8. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know...

    And Boondock Saints II sucked ass...
     
  9. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    Would someone please be so kind as to direct me to software and instructions to rip a blue ray disk to a hard drive for viewing on business travel? Thanks.
    I have the Mac Book Air Ultimate.

    Can I also do that with my latest generation maxed out iMAC 27"?
     
  10. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, you can rip and watch blu rays on any current mac.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVEpomZpJqg
     
  11. Mr Dobey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I noticed but I would love to hear/see it in action as proof!
     
  12. ///M5 macrumors 6502

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    I believe the same should apply for the 11" MBA, correct? Mine is maxed out.
     
  13. pfjellman macrumors regular

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    correct. they have the same gpu. although it might send your cpu up a little more than 18%, i haven't tested as i only have the 13".
     
  14. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=805573
     
  15. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The previous gen MacBook Air played Blu-ray rips just fine with Plex, too. You just have to make sure to extract the HD audio to AC3 or DTS in the final container.
     

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