Video playback problems on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by downingp, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    I have noticed lately I am having problems with my video playback on my MBA. I mainly see the problems using iChat and streaming video from the internet. I thought it sounded like an internet problem, but when I use my iMac I don't have any problems.
    Could there be something wrong with my video playback or connection on my MBA?

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
  2. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    Could this be a result of the MBA overheating?
    If so, does the overheating issue warrant taking it into Apple?
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Video chat takes A LOT of CPU power. Something the Air was not designed for, power.
  4. davem7 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    The Air has more than enough power to handle a simple video stream. Hell, my girlfriend's 5-year-old Celeron (largest piece of crap ever) can handle it just fine. I would guess that you might be suffering from the common core shutdown problem - there's loads of threads on here about it.
  5. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    Does a core shutdown warrant taking the MBA into Apple?

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