Movies not playing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AFPoster, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 68000

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    I've copied all of my dvd's using Handbrake to my portable harddrive. For some reason some of the movies when I click on them wont let me skip to different scenes. It's like you have to watch the whole movie or let the movie load for 30 minutes completely to then skip to the scene you want. Does anyone know why some movies will let me skip to any scene and then others will make me wait for it to completely load? I don't know if this makes sense or not but thanks for the help.
     
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  3. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the way Perian loads MKV (perhaps OGM also) in Quicktime Player. For best playback in Quicktime I'd rip to MP4/H264.
     
  4. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 68000

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    they are mp4 and m4v all h264, some videos are avi as well. I use Quicktime for everything and the ones that have issues loading I use VLC. Then there are some that won't play on either and I just delete them and try to recopy.
     

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