New Macbook Pro + MPlayerX = Lag?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bender o, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. bender o macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    Hi,

    I just purchased a base model of the new 2010 mbp and I've been using it to play some movies through HDMI I almost everytime use it alone but now I was using aMSN and had Mail open and the .avi movie keeps lagging, it also happens sometimes while playing 720p .mkv movies. I thought well the 720p must take a lot of resources but the avi files aren't that heavy it's 360mb for a 40 minutes video and it keeps lagging.

    I wasn't able to take a screenshot of the activity monitor (I don't know why) but here's the basic info:

    %CPU Subprocesses Real Memory

    Safari 2,6 10 108,6 MB

    aMSN 7-21 6 74,8 MB

    MPlayerX 5 10 34,3 MB

    mplayer-mt 9,6 5 37,7MB

    Mail 2 7 48,5 MB


    CPU

    User (%) 12,75
    System (%) 10,79
    "Idle" (%) 79 (It changes I don't know if it adds up)

    Subprocesses: 258
    Processes: 50


    System's Memory
    Free: 142,4 MB
    "Wired": 751,2 MB
    Active: 835,3 MB
    Inactive: 2,32 GB
    Used: 3,87 GB

    Virtual Memory Size: 117,19 GB
    Paging (I don´t know if this is the real name in english) (entries) : 394,5 MB
    Paging (exits): 568 KB
    Interchange Space Used: 9,3 MB

    I hope someone could help me on how improve my video playback :)

    Thanks
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  3. bender o thread starter macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    I read VLC had serious lag problems with 720p movies that's why I went to MPlayerX
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I've been playing 720P movies on my early 2008 MacBook Pro using VLC and it's been playing them fine. I'd suggest you give it a shot to see if it runs them any better.
     
  5. HikariYuki macrumors member

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  6. bender o thread starter macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    Problem solved :D Thanks :)
     

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