New MBP unable to play back GoPro footage?

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

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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  4. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Does mpv.io work? VLC is rather inefficient in terms of CPU use while playing back videos.
     
  8. jerwin macrumors 68000

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    yep. Go Pro Cineform is resource intensive.

    https://gopro.com/support/articles/how-to-correct-choppy-broken-up-playback

    Perhaps you should convert the footage first.
     

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