choppyness with HD movie

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  1. REDandBLACKpack

    REDandBLACKpack Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  2. tenplanescrashing

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    I'd bet it was the rip. I've watched several ripped blu-ray movies just fine on both the laptop and desktop.
     
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    REDandBLACKpack Active Member

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    makes sense.
     
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  5. Pitt

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    how much ram do you have / when is your MBP from?

    although I'd bet on it being the rip.
     
  6. REDandBLACKpack

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    2 GB, bought it two years ago this fall
     
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    its the rip
     
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    REDandBLACKpack Active Member

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    so what about burning these to dvds? is there any way to make it look decent and play in a dvd player?
     
  9. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    well all you'd be doing is downconverting it to 480p, then burning it. :dunno:
     
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    try perian and playing in quicktime...
     
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    I have had the same problems ... I have just redownloaded a different copy of the movie.

    I havent tryed the perian and playing it on QT
     
  12. hellsspawn

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    its not the rip, on my old cd mbp they all ran choppy
    use plex, should solve the problem
     
  13. avctechsupp

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    Install BootCamp. Use uTorrent to download DVD-R's of said movie (or, secondary option - get the Xvid and burn w/ConvertXtoDVD). Or spend >2x the amount of time making it work in OSX. Sad, but true...
     
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    there's a huge playback difference between cd and c2d :hs:
     
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  15. STVITAL4LIFE

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    There has to be something different from the 720p mkv's and the 1080p mkv's. I download them quite often, but mostly 720p's. I convert all them to mp4's and then transfer them to my appletv. The 720p's always work perfect but the 1080p's are always choppy on the appletv. I guess it could be an issue with the codecs but I'm not sure.
     
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    what do you use to convert them to Mp4's ?
     
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    I used VisualHub for the longest time. I just started using VideoMonkey. Haven't tried any 1080p's with that yet.
     
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    exactly, if it fixes the problem on a cd, youre set for c2... i havent had any issues using plex on my new unibody...
     
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    now several blu ray rips have been really choppy in vlc so i decided to download plex however anytime i try to open the program by itself or click on the file and have it opened with fuse the icon will appear on my dock and disappear. any ideas on how to get it to work so i can see if plex helps?
     
  20. STVITAL4LIFE

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    I would try reinstalling Plex.
     
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    is there a version for tiger? I dont have leopard and it seems like plex is only for 10.5+
     
  22. _Trev_

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    Use handbrake. It's FAR superior to visualhub or videomonkey and has a pre-built in AppleTV option that will scale resolution allow the AppleTV to play the files perfectly fine.

    http://handbrake.fr

    Here is a version I compiled from the SVN. It's compiled in x86_64 for 64bit Intel machines only, so it won't work on PPC. But it will encode faster and make better use of your memory.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/241215401/Handbrake.zip.html
    MD5: D6569E4A67C80AEA31A4A62790B54ABE
     

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