.mkv on mac osx

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mojohojo, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    I find that playing .mkv files or other HD video files on mac slower than windows. This is on my 2008 macbook; comparing vlc player on mac os to when i switch over to bootcamp using vlc as well.
    in mac os, the video files take a while to start up and usually stutters with frame lags; however in bootcamp, video's start almost instantly.
    is this a problem with software (VLC) or just mac os doesn't handle mkv files well?
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    QUestion more suitable for the VLC forum maybe?
  3. mrgstiffler macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2008
    What are your specs? Install Perian and see if you get better performance in Quick Time.
  4. tooz macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2009
    I have no problems with mkv's in VLC and my late '08 unibody macbook
  5. ya-nn macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008

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