videos taking too long to load

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kakamac, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. kakamac macrumors newbie

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    Good Evening All,

    I've noticed on my Imac that some movies are slow to load for me to play. They appear straight away but take a good while to buffer whilst others can be played straight away. What is the reasons for this and is there anything I can do? Your help would be appreciated.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. kakamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for the quick reply. It is version 10.6.7 and iMac12,1. It usually happens with wmv files in quicktime player.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    That is normal, as .wmv files are not native to QT Player, thus they need to buffer. VLC Player can handle .wmv files faster, if that is what you are after.
     
  5. kakamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks very much. Being rather new to mac I thought it best to ask. I had thought that it was normal but wanted to double check. Again thanks for your help.
     

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