This is the first time I have had a problem watching a movie on my MBP. I use VLC to watch all of my movies in but today I was watching a blu ray rip of blood diamond and it would lag behind and get very choppy and I would get an error message that I could dismiss and keep watching. Im assuming that the problem is that it is a blu ray rip and 1080p but I believe that I have watched a few other movies of similar quality (for sure 720p but I think 1080p as well) and not had this problem. so my questions: 1) is the problem in the movie that I downloaded or 2) is the problem that VLC or my mbp cant handle the movie? Is there anything that I can do, use a different media player or something? Thanks Edit: Also what is the best way to burn these HD movies to a dvd that can be played on a regular dvd player. My MBP has a dual layer burner but I am not sure if most dvd players can play those. I also use Toast which will compress the movie but I dont want it to look like shit on a tv.