VLC Player 2.5.5.1 So Laggy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dan9700, May 23, 2017.

  1. dan9700 macrumors 68000

    dan9700

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    I dont get it have the maxed out 2016 MacBook Pro tb and the newest vlc player is so laggy going into full screen mode and normal, why is it so laggy like stuttering the Mac is so powerful and vlc works so quick on my bootcamp windows 10, plz help
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Try restart with reopen windows when logging back in unchecked. Any better?

    Did you have this issue as soon as you installed VLC, or shortly after? If the issue occured recently, drag VLC from the Applications folder into AppCleaner: https://freemacsoft.net/downloads/AppCleaner_3.4.zip

    Delete all files, restart the machine again with the reopen option unchecked.

    Also is your version of macOS fully up to date (10.12.5)?
     
  3. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dan9700

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    Thanks for your response yeah im running latest os and ive tryed everything but just cant seem to get it to be fast even i had this problem with last version 2.2.4 and with a fresh install, does your vlc on mac full screen without lag
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    I'm afraid I don't have the maxed out 2016 to test (much as I'd love to!) But it does seem very unusual.

    Not sure if it'll work on your model but try testing by forcing both iGPU and dGPU in GFXCardStatus: http://gfx.io/downloads/gfxCardStatus-2.3.zip

    Also leave it on 'auto' and see if VLC activates the dGPU?

    So basically we're verifying if VLC uses discreet graphics when it's running and if the problem persists with both integrated & discreet. Hopefully this'll isolate where the issue lies.
     
  5. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah i have mine always set to use higher graphics so the dgpu i didnt know if it was a problem with my mac set up or vlc isnt optimised for mac
     
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    VLC is on 2.2.5.1

    Even without graphics acceleration a 7 years old CPU can run anything up to 2K smoothly.

    Unless you're trying to play something that no computer can currently play.
     
  7. dan9700 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have latest version and latest macbook pro the vlc opens any file yes and runs smooth but my point is when i double click to full screen it stutters so badly
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Try Movist from the store (not affiliated) gave up on VLC on OS X years ago

    Q-6
     
  9. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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  10. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Have no idea what video size or coded you are playing and then what you call a bad stutter during a single action might be completely acceptable for someone else. Perception is not an objective or tangible quality.
     

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