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August 27th, 2008, 11:02 AM
so i have been enjoying boxee and i just got a hold of some new 1080p mkv files. (been using 720p before) anyway i have a macbook pro with an intel core duo 2.16 (not core 2 just core duo) 2gb or ram and a x1600 with 256 mb or vram. Is it normal for the 1080p files to stutter and basically be unwatchable?
August 28th, 2008, 01:59 AM
well - it really depends on the bitrate of the movie.
it makes a lot of sense that high bitrate 1080p movies would stutter on that machine.
September 6th, 2008, 09:00 PM
ok thank you, can a new core 2 duo mac mini handle 1080p MKV files, the bitrate peaks at about 30 mbs but averages about 18
September 7th, 2008, 01:40 AM
well- i've heard people say that it works for them. but from my personal experience - there are still glitches for such a high bitrate.
i can say though that there is constant improvement on ffmpeg's h264 decoder (we are keeping track).
September 7th, 2008, 05:54 AM
i'm able to do 1920x1080 resolution avc1 at 17mbit (average) on an intel x3100 macbook. it stutters when reaching 18mbit (average). this is over a very stable 802.11g wifi network.
you can use vlc or press "i" while playing in boxee to determine bitrate.
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