MBA Processor Speed and 720p videos

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dlamin517, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    I was reading online that some people were having issues watching fullscreen hulu videos and movies they have downloaded in fullscreen on the 11" mba. Can anyone confirm that the processor can handle hd videos and the like without stuttering?
  2. tonyt3rry macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2010
    I read and watched youtube videos, aparently it doesnt handke hd video on web only if you download them
  3. cootersgarage6, Feb 13, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 24, 2011

    Nov 6, 2010
    No, you must have been reading about the old MacBook Air, not the new one. Or they were lying. Lol. The new one can handle that in a breeze, it even handles 1080p like a champ.
  4. tonyt3rry macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2010
    flash or downloaded video, I was on about the new mba there is evan posts in the forums
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    It's not so much the processor as it is the codecs of the video and the playback software. For instance, I can play 1080p Blu-ray rips with Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 surround (downmixed to 2-channel) using Plex or XBMC on my 13" MBA rev C.
  6. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    I've watched Hulu+ TV shows on full screen on my 11.6 MBA without any issues. The only thing I've had problems with on Hulu are the commercials. They sometimes hang, but I believe this is because of their loading speed, not their playback on the MBA.

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