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73138 Views 184 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2009 2:05 PM by Michael Paine
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 10:14 AM (in response to Watchful)I have this problem too.
As a Mini user, I like lying back on my bed with the remote and watching some DVDs but the playback on Snow Leopard is not pleasant at all. All fine with DVD player and VLC Media Player on full screen but Front Row is definitely a no go. At first I thought it was the DVD with problems but everything else plays fine.
You are not the only one with this problem and I have yet to find no solutions.
Please get this fixed Apple!
PS: It WAS smooth on Leopard, it's not like I haven't used Front Row to play DVDs before.
Mac Mini 2.0GHz
2GB DDR2 677 Ram
Intel GMA950Mac Mini 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 10:59 AM (in response to compact105)Interestingly, this problem only appears on my MacMini, but my MacBook Pro appears to play back video content fine on my MacBook Pro.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MH DDR2 SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 5:58 PM (in response to Watchful)I am experiencing the exact same problem with my Mac Mini. Just curious, how much memory are you guys running on your Mac Minis? Mine just has a gig.Mac Mini Intel, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2009 11:58 PM (in response to Watchful)I'll add to this list. DVD playback and even VIDEO_TS folder playback is terrible through Front Row on a Mac Mini 2.0 with the Intel GPU.
It's worse than in Leopard, which wasn't particularly great anyway.
I do hope Apple find a fix, it's kind of ruined my Home Theatre PC experience.Macbook Pro 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6), AEBS Gigabit
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 7:49 AM (in response to Watchful)I'll throw in to this topic. I have a 2 year old MacBook and was thinking maybe it was related to the 64-bit system? Maybe my graphics card isn't the best it could be for a 64-bit system?MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 9:15 AM (in response to compact105)Same here. The Mini is our media centre and was working flawlessly until we installed Snow leopard. We are experiencing the exact same issues others have mentioned. It's disappointing.Mini 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6), 1GB DDR2 667Ram Intel GMA950
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 10:11 AM (in response to Gunny Sack)For me it is only DVDs and DVD rips (VIDEO_TS) folders. I guess that points to an MPEG2 decoder that is poorly implemented in Front Row.
To be fair, Front Row wasn't that cracking for PAL DVDs in Leopard, but it was markedly better than the poor effort in Snow Leopard.Macbook Pro 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6), AEBS Gigabit
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 10:43 AM (in response to Gunny Sack)All of my TV shows and movies are either bought from the iTunes store (protected mp4), or my own content ripped with Hand Brake (also mp4), and this has very poor playback performance, stuttery and jerky. I have not tried a DVD yet. This same content will play back fine in full screen from iTunes, or opening with Quicktime. It's definitely a problem with Front Row only.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 667 MH DDR2 SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 1:09 PM (in response to Gunny Sack)Same here on our Mini as well. Installed Snow Leopard on our MacBookPro, and tested front row with various .avi's and .mov's, (everything looked fine, never once thought to test dvd playback, was more suspicious of the various files Perian would assist with) Once I confirmed those played, I prepared and then started the update on the mini in our living room this afternoon.
Ran across this thread and others while it was installing, when browsing the web in anticipation of the new install. Expected to just see folks posting about small improvements in feel and response. We use the mini has the home theater, and really love it. Needless to say, Front Row was the appeal. Really hope Apple can address this issue, rolling back to 10.5 would not be fun.
How do you submit a bug report? I am more than willing to add my report to the pile if you can point the way.
Adam32 GHz iMac, 1.83 GHz Mac Mini, 2.53 GHz Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 1:32 PM (in response to Adam3)Submit reports here:
Or register with Apple Developer Connection and submit here:
http://developer.apple.com/BugReporter/MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 1:39 PM (in response to Watchful)We should try to see if we can narrow down the problem.
So far we know it affects both DVDs and AVIs. Are only Mac Minis affected? If so, which models?
We should also try removing all Quicktime plugins and then seeing if Front Row's performance improves.
Try Front Row with and without Quicktime 7 installed.
Try Front Row with DivX 7 installed, but not Perian. Then vice versa.
And try using the avc1Decoder instead of Perian for MP4 playback.
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23875/avc1decoderMacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)