Playing mkv's on mac! Which application to use?

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  1. maxap macrumors 6502

    maxap

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    Hey guys,

    I am pretty new to the Mac scene and really love my MacBook Pro Unibody.
    The only one problem that I have is a fact that there are no decent players to watch HD movies.
    VLC player supports mkv's, but it still cannot handle videos using multi-processing. So you can clearly see some stuttering and the mkv's even in 720p play not so well.
    QuickTime Player with Perian codecs is also not best and is very slow.

    Could you guys tell me how you play huge mkv's (7-10gb)? Which applications do you use? I know my MBP is a very powerful machine... too bad it still cannot handle good HD videos....

    Please help!
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Vlc.

    Edit : Just reread your post, VLC really is the best bet. Failing that use Mplayer (but you will need to compile it yourself).
     
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    How many times do you want to ask this question?

    1 thread per topic please.
     
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