anyone have trouble playing mkv files on their mac?

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  1. wilson fisk

    wilson fisk BE EASY!

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    i just downloaded some planet earth episodes. they are 720p / mkv files. i was using VLC but i keep getting a "computer too slow" message and the video freezes. i have my macbook pro plugged into my tv with a dvi to hdmi cable. i have a macbook pro (core2duo, 2gigs of ram, 2.16ghz) if that helps.
     
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    wilson fisk BE EASY!

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    also running leopard which may be the suspect
     
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    are you running a current version of vlc? i can run them fine on my mb2.0, 2gbram
     
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    i know my macbook won't handle them, because it has integrated video. i thought a macbook pro could handle it :dunno:
     
  5. krazywulph

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    I play them on my MBP with VLC





    edit: is yours the core duo?
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    I play them on my 1GHz G4 tower with 16MB VRAM and Tiger. It wouldn't play even small MPEGs with Leopard so I downgraded it. My other machines with Leopard play them fine too.
     
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    i get this once in a while on my mbp core duo.
     
  8. wilson fisk

    wilson fisk BE EASY!

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    yeah its a core duo
    i downloaded the newest vlc build fixed for leopard a month ago, ill see if theres a more updated version.
     
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    Latest news file for the newest VLC 0.8.6d for intel macs says the date is

    $Id: NEWS 23380 2007-11-27 19:17:20Z fkuehne $
    :wavey: bye bye support for Mac OS 10.3.9
     

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