Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 3:36 AM (in response to pluckymac)
I think I must be asking the wrong questions. Perhaps a better question would be;
Does anyone else with a Mac Mini have video playback issues?
Incidentally, I upgraded to 10.8.3 over the weekend, and that's made no difference to video. I've not found a way to get VLC to display an FPS, but I may endeavour to try some other file formats. I think more data is required.
Does anybody know if I can test the graphics capability of the Intel HD 4000 chipset to see if it's up to the task?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 6:48 AM (in response to pluckymac)
What version of Flash Player do you have? Check here:
Current is 11,6,602,180
FWIW: I have an older, smaller, lower spec mini than you, and it plays video fine.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 12:04 AM (in response to mooblie)
@mooblie Good thought, thank you - I have read plenty about performance hits for the entire system with Flash installed on a Mac, alas I don't have it installed.
If I need Flash, I simply use Chrome (for YouTube, BBC iPlayer etc).
However, by way of an update to my original and ellaborate post, video quality seems to have improved somewhat since I started testing. Native video (through OS X - VLC, EyeTV, YouTube et al) now seems to play fine with no perceivable dropped or split frames or audio/video sync issues. Likewise, video through Windows 7 in Bootcamp is also ok to watch and record.
However, the issue is now constrained to Windows 7 running in VMware Fusion. I think that's a topic for another forum (literally and figuratively). Thank you for your help and suggestions though - I'm about 80-90% of the way towards a fix for all video playback.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to pluckymac)
I had a video stutter problem with EyeTV.
New Mac [2.7 GHz Intel Core i5; OS X 10.8.4; EyeTV 250 Plus; EyeTV v.3.6.1] with the EyeTV stuttering problem while viewing that carried into all recordings. At this site:
I found an explanation that pointed to Spotlight running a background process and most importantly in the comment immediately below:
"adjust the Privacy settings to keep Spotlight from indexing the EyeTV folders?"
After reading this hint, I went to Preferences>Spotlight>Privacy and added my “EyeTV Archive” folder to the “Prevent Spotlight from searching these locations” list.