Quick Time Stutters on Occasion

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  1. dgbarar macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    I originally posted this in Applications forum. But maybe it is a better fit here as it could be a hardware issue.

    I have noticed on occasion that 4K, 30 FPS, non-manipulated videos captured by a DJI Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter are "stuttery". Videos are H.264 with a .mov wrapper. Rebooting of machine will cure this problem. Are there any settings that I need to change in Quicktime or in the MBP to eliminate this condition?

    The computer that I am working with is a late 2016 MBP15 (2.9 GHz, 1TB, 460) operating under OS X 10.12.3.

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

    Donald Barar
     
  2. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I am attempting to determine if this is a software issue or do I have bad video card in this late 2016 MBP15.

    Donald Barar
     
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    Anyone on this. I am playing these videos back on far less powerful windows machines with this same stuttering occurring. I am truly beginning to believe this is late 2016 MBP15 (16 GB, 1 TB, 460) hardware issue.

    Could really use some help on this.

    Donald Barar
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Can't help with any suggestion to fix it, but if you want to know whether it's a hardware issue peculiar to you machine (which seems unlikely given the narrowness of the issue), try it on another new MBP running the same OS version. There have through the years been reports of various kinds of stutters and lags in Mac OS due to software, and sometimes they get fixed, sometimes not.
     
  5. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi S,

    I tried that today at an Apple store. I performed two tests:

    -Late 2016 MBP15--Radeon 450--stuttered badly
    -27" iMac Late 2015 w/AMD R9 M395 -- no stuttering

    Both units were operating under OS X 10.12.3

    Donald Barar
     
  6. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that's not surprising. Many of these issues are particular to a combination of OS and machine model. Your machine is probably fine. They can test your hardware at the store too, but I don't think you need to worry about it being a hardware issue.
     
  7. dgbarar, Feb 12, 2017
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    Hi S,

    Thanks for your input. But was irritates the hell out of me is that I purchased a $3,500 laptop that Apple advertises as a "Touch of Genius" and it is not even as capable in playing back a 4K 30 FPS video as well as under $600 HP desktop.
     
  8. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it is aggravating. It can probably play it fine with other software, but I don't know what your best alternatives are.
     

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