Subpar VLC playback? Try this

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RichardF, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2006
    New York City
    From their forums:

    You might have noticed a performance decrease within the last few releases or finally when updating to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    If you did, try this:

    * Go to VLC's preferences
    * Click on "All" at the bottom of the window
    * Navigate to "Input/Codecs" -> "Access modules" -> "MMap"
    * Activate "Use file memory mapping"
    * Save the settings and restart VLC.

    Afterwards, VLC should perform as expected. We will enable this setting by default in future releases of VLC for Mac OS X.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    I just use Plex. It even handles Blu-ray rips without skipping a beat.
  3. nigameash macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    thanks for the tip, it fixed the lags i was having earlier! yepp, i noticed a performance decrease in the past few versions too!
  4. bakerster macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2008
    this fixed my 1080p playback on a 17" mid 09 mbp. how awesome.
  5. felt. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
  6. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Forget the 1080P - for me, VLC started staggering with new version running alongside Safari 4 - that same setting brought it back to the way things used to be.

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