Ultimate iMac playing eight 720p videos simultaneously at native resolution

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mrfoof82, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. mrfoof82, Jun 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011

    mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2010
    Lawton, OK
    So with two 27" displays, you have 5120x1440 pixels. This is enough real estate to tile eight 720p videos in a four-by-two arrangement, at the proper scale (100%).

    I thought it would be "cute" to actually do that for the hell of it. I mean, sometimes I need to catch up on a season of Top Gear -- why not watch all the episodes at once?

    Video is actually stored on the internal HDD, not the SSD (my iTunes Library's Movies, Podcasts, TV Shows and iTunes U is symlinked to point to the HDD).


    CPU Utilization? 18-20% overall (the QuickTime X process is at 150-170% out of 800%, and the WindowServer process is at 10%). I could actually run this constantly as a "background".
  2. stir fry a lot macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2011
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I love the i7s. I'm still trying to decide between the i5 and i7 as I'm equal parts poor and cheap.
  4. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

    Jun 11, 2011

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