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    Jan 21, 2012
    playing 720p
    Hi, i have a 2011 macbook pro 15" 2.0ghz one. how can a computer that cost so much not be able to play 720p without a lagging every 15 seconds. i've checked everything on my mac theres over 2gb of ram free and plenty of hard disk space. i have tried with multiple 720p videos and they all have frame skips and work perfectly on my home pc. anything else i can try to improve videos on my mac?

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    What is the source of the videos? Are you streaming them from a website, or are they locally stored videos? What program are you using to watch them?
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    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    I have no issues on a much lower spec Mac, so please give us some more details as requested.
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    Dec 02, 2007
    all 720p videos ive played on my mac work perfect.

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    I have a 2007 MacBook that doesn't even have a real video card and I can play 720p videos both on my main screen and on my second screen without problems. Something else going on there.

    Would these be mkv or wmv videos by any chance?

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