MBP 1.83- is terrible 1080p performance normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 2contagious, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

    2contagious

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    Hi!

    I have a Macbook Pro 1.83 GHz (first generation) with 2GB RAM. Is it normal that when opening a 1080p file (shot on 5D Mark II) in Quick Time or VLC, I get terrible performance (strong lag, skipped frames)? I get the same with most other 1080p video files. 720p is fine.

    see you,
    chris.
     
  2. Av1o3 macrumors member

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    I've read that no matter what mbp vlc has problems playing 1080p for some people. Try using plex to watch it, i heard that helps.
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    1.83 Ghz is a bit on the low end when it comes to full HD.
    I don't think you'll get flawless performance unless you get a new computer
     

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