Question about HDD performance.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by errdayimhustln, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. errdayimhustln macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    I just bought the new 13 inch i5 Macbook Pro a few months ago and I noticed that when I watch HD video it skips and stutters (720p and 1080p). I've tried different players and I get the same results. It occasionally happens when watching HD flash video too. I'm thinking it's the hard drive because this computer should be fast enough to handle these video files. Any thoughts on what might be the cause? Btw I have the stock 5400 320gb drive.
  2. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    The hard drive is more than fast enough.

    Are these movies you have downloaded on your HDD?
    If so, try VLC player.
  3. errdayimhustln thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2011
    I'll try VLC. I didn't even know vlc was on mac. I was using Mplayer, I guess it probably sucks. Does perian suck because I get skipping with some movies too.
  4. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Vlc on Mac works great. I like it even better than on Windows because it has two finger horizontal scolling.
  5. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    I didn't know that! thanks lol

    Perian+QTX works fine for 720p/1080p for me and i have a 2010 13" MBP

    Are you running anything else in the background and what type of files are they?

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