Performance issues watching HD TV shows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dannster, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. dannster macrumors regular

    dannster

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    Hi all,

    I'm new here! Excellent site and very informative forums :)

    I switched from the black macbook to the macbook air 1.8GHz a couple of weeks ago and I'm having performance issues when trying to play HD TV shows at 720p in VLC (0.9.4). Everything's fine for the first 7 mins or so and then the pictures freezes or jumps and I have to reboot my macbook and then resume from then on. It doesn't tell me I have to reboot but it's the only way I can figure out to carry on watching it! I never had these problems on my old macbook but I assume that's because performance-wise, it was better?!

    Have I not done my research properly? Should I take it back or sell it? And if so, which macbook would you recommend?

    Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance!!! :)

    Daniel
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It's more then likely related to heat and one of the cores shutting down.
     
  3. dannster thread starter macrumors regular

    dannster

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    :O Sorry, but what does that mean? Is it serious? How do I stop it?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Don't watch HD or Flash video on your MacBook Air?

    There are countless threads on the subject. Some users even suggest undervolting the processor to keep it cool.
     

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