Trouble viewing HD content 720p on macbook pro

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  1. Romeo604 macrumors regular

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    hi all, i am in need of some help.

    My computer is having trouble playing any hd content and movies.

    Using VLC the frames in the movie are completely off and out of sync with the audio.

    Any suggestions? thanks. it plays smoother on divx player but still choppy.

    I have a 2.4 C2D 4 Gig Ram 256mb video Macbook Pro 17 inch.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Try Movist or give us more details about the files you want to play, for example what format do they use. And have you tried the latest VLC version (1.10) yet?
     
  3. Romeo604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the format would be .mp4 i would like to play. i have the latest vlc version and it plays very choppy on this player.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Download Movist, open the .mp4 file in Movist and then press OPTION/ALT+CMD+C (Control Panel) and go to the Properties tab and tell us what it says under video and codec.

    How big (MB or GB) and how long (min or h) is the video?


    Btw, .mp4 files can be better played in QuickTime.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    also, dont forget to let us know the bitrates :)

    i agree though, try QuickTime.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    We don't really need them, we can calculate them via abacus or a slide rule. :cool:

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  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i know, but the bitrate wont be constant, especially if it was ripped from something else. just have to be precautious.

    personally i think its just crappy software, VLCs bad.

    plex ftw :)
     
  8. Romeo604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all the suggestions. HD content runs smoothly now with quicktime and Movist.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Ahh great to hear man!! If you download perian, it adds a lot for compatibility into QuickTime as well :) enjoy!
     
  10. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    I've had some 1080p MKV's that kept dropping frames on my MBP 2.8Ghz - exactly the same if I booted into Windows. Only Mplayer Extended played it flawlessly, maybe because it runs in 64bit:
    http://mplayerosx.sttz.ch/

    Saying that the new VLC 1.1.0 is now 64bit as well.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yup - thats what happens when the software is pathetically written, i think the audio has to play part in it as well :)
     

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