play 1080p mkv in 10.5 or Vista x64

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CrossFireXT17, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. CrossFireXT17 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, I have a brand new Macbook Pro, but looking on how I can play some of my 1080p MKV files. I heard from one of my friends that trying to use VLC only uses one of the cores, so that's why it can't play the 1080p file with ease.

    I have Vista x64 Ultimate on Boot Camp (Which I have VM Ware fusion, so I could use that as well), is there a way to play the 1080p file in Vista with full hardware? Also would I be able to use it through VMWare and still play it full speed?
     
  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=441534
     
  3. CrossFireXT17 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea I already tried Perian, and it works to play the file, but the file still doesn't play well, and I think my macbook pro should be able to play it
     
  4. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    Perian 1.1 has bug with H264 content, it will play very choppy especially on 1080p. Downgrade to 1.0.

    OS X is not a good platform for playing HD content, it will not take advantage of GPU acceleration, playback is entirely dependent on the CPU. System will heat up and use a lot of power.
    Windows can take advantage of GPU to accelerate video performance and it will use much less power and CPU.
     
  5. CrossFireXT17 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea thats what I thought, but I don't know exactly how to use it in Vista very well
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Or you can use VLC which doesn't have those issues.

    As with video acceleration, I have the PureVideo HD Platinum decoder which ends up with the computer using almost no CPU cycles.
     

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