New MBP unable to play back GoPro footage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stanw, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I have a 2015 MBP 3.1 GHz with 16 GB of RAM. I shot some 1080p footage and when playing back on the internal SSD through the QT player it stutters and the playhead will move through the timeline but the video will stop. Is this an issue with the codec that the footage is using or the QT player or what?

  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  4. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    Interestingly, VLC results in the video displaying as a pixelated disaster...
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    The footage was shot at 120fps...though I'd think both QT and VLC should be able to handle that on a MBP?
  5. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    Are you playing back on the built-in monitor? Have you quit all other applications? Have you ejected all external drives?
  6. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I'm far from 100% certain, but isn't there a special codec for GoPro filmed stuff? I could be totally imagining that but there is a little thing in the back of my mind that is thinking it.
  7. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    Does work? VLC is rather inefficient in terms of CPU use while playing back videos.
  8. jerwin macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2015
    yep. Go Pro Cineform is resource intensive.

    Perhaps you should convert the footage first.

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