Video playback problems on MBA

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

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    Does a core shutdown warrant taking the MBA into Apple?
     

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