MacBook Pro :: Playing Video's And Movies On It?

Jun 16, 2012

Have been downloading free movies,I can't get them to play, Just found out I can't play dvd's on my pro, how to rectify problem.

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Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Playing Movies Using VLC On External Display?

May 7, 2012

My Macbook Pro is connected to my TV through the DVI port. There is a side-by-side arrangement, not mirror displays. Everything is working perfectly, sound and video.  Sometimes I try to use VLC to play a movie on the TV screen, while I do work on my Macbook screen. Many times it will easily work, no problem. But sometimes, when the movie opens up I cannot get it to move into the external screen. But ONLY the VLC movie will have this problem (sometimes iTunes too). All other applications will move into the external screen fine, but the VLC movie will not go past the boundary of my Macbook screen. I am using VLC as opposed to other applications because some of the movie files can only be recognized by VLC. 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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MacBook Pro :: Screen Is Dark/black When Movies Are Playing?

Jan 4, 2011

Just trying to figure out if this is a issue with my macbook pro. When the screen is dark/black when movies are playing ect.. I noticed light on both sides of my screen. Not sure if this is normal but it bothers me a great deal. I have a 15' early 2008 macbook pro with applecare. Picture is side ways sorry[URL]

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Nov 19, 2009

I just received the monoprice male mini-display + male usb audio to female hdmi... when I connected it to my tv it worked great. I changed output for audio to usb and safari and vlc worked great(i.e. hd youtube clips play without hiccup, 1080p movies work, 720p tv shows work)
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Apr 9, 2012

I've burned a movie to DVD, which plays on my Mac, but not on a Philips DVD player which is connected to my TV. How can I write movies to DVD which WILL play on a DVD player?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Crashing During Playing Games And Watching Movies

May 8, 2012

I have been experiencing crashes while playing games and watching a few movies on my MBpro 15" Mid-2010 i5 Gt330m. It will just lock up all of a sudden and then play a continuous sound loop with a black screen. I then have to force shut it down, hold the power key down the first time-nothing....then try a second time to hold it down to shut it off and then it goes off.

Tried the update recommended by TS4088 and its still doing it. I have 10+ panic reports in the last few weeks. Can't play SC2 for more than 5-10 minutes. Took it to the Apple Store today and they ran a check and of course everything comes up fine. I can get it to crash every time by playing sc2 about 5 minutes in, always on minimum settings.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Stalls And Glitches When Playing Movies On VLC Or ITunes?

Jun 17, 2014

I got my Mac Pro halway through 2012 and recently it's been really slow but what really annoys me is when it glitches and stalls when I try to watch a movie on VLC or iTunes how can I fix this?????

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Mac Pro

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Apr 16, 2012

Just got a brand new MacBook Pro 15" a week ago with the standard specs. I have noticed whenever I'm playing a video that's bought or downloaded from iTunes, a pixel on the up-left corner of the screen starts flashing between blue and black like crazy, at first I thought it was a physical defect, but when I stop playing videos the stuck pixel disappears. I ran a number of test and confirmed it wasn't the screen's problem. All the firmwares are up to date by the way.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iTunes 10.6.1 (7)

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Feb 28, 2005

I am trying to play movies stored on one computer's HD on its screen, but controlled from a different computer. Here goes: So I have one computer, A, with its own display. I have another computer, B, on which I have logged on to A via ssh. If I have set A in advance to have, say, Windows Media Player open at "Full Screen," when I type on B's terminal prompt open moviename.wmv, a file on the HD of A, it begins playing in full screen on A. If I do not have Windows Media Player open at all, it will open at a default size which is less than full screen. My questions: - from B, with the open command or something else (maybe using x11), can I set at what size the new window will open up on A? - besides kill to stop the movie, is there a way to pause it or otherwise control the movie playing on A, from B? - what video player would work for this best (QT, VLC, etc.), or is there some shareware that handles similar setups? I am obviously a command-line newbie, so sorry if I missed something obvious. I feel like there is some very simple way to do this, and I am just overlooking it for lack of familiarity.

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Dec 27, 2008

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IMac :: Get Blu Ray Movies Playing

May 21, 2009

I know there are tons of threads on various ways to get one's iMac playing hi-def movies, but the purpose of this thread is to sort out which way is best. I'm getting an iMac soon and want to be ready. The way I see it, I basically have three options (only two of which I know to work for sure). 1. Get external blu-ray drive, buy a copy of windows, buy the windows BD software (powerdvd or whatever). I think I can get a BD-ROM for like $150 or so, what is the cheapest option for purchasing windows? Powerdvd? Pros- plays right off disk, will have windows and all the extras that it entails (gaming, etc... I would to get down on some half-life again). Cons- buying all the software seems expensive, less than elegant process everytime I watch something 2. Buy an external BD drive, rip the disks to my harddrive, play in plex. Pros- all native, uses plex (which I plan to use anyway), least to buy, no disks to deal with once everything is ripped Cons- ripping and encoding take lots of time, storage becomes an issue 3- (don't know if this works) buy an eyetv and a blu-ray player (not drive) and use my iMac like a tv. Pros- get added benefits of eyetv (I am more of a tv watcher than movies), setup would work if I ever upgrade to an HDTV, as elegant as watching on a tv Cons- might not work? Not integrated with computer, on expensive side. So what do you guys think, keeping in mind that I'm a tv guy, not a movie guy.

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Applications :: VLC Not Playing Movies?

Nov 22, 2009

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to look for help in, but it seemed the most fitting. If anybody is familiar with VLC I would appreciate your help. Today I tried to open up a movie I downloaded last night. Yesterday movies were playing fine in VLC, today, nothing plays, and it stops responding when I try to close it.

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Feb 14, 2012

In the past few days I have downloaded some movies through iTunes, some through iTunes purchases and some by entering the digital copy codes that came with DVDs/Blu-rays. When I try to sync these items with my iPad, I get a message that they cannot be synced. When I try to create an iPad version through the advanced menu, I get a message that they cannot be found. When I try to watch them on my MacBook using iTunes, I get a message that the movie requires QuickTime, which is not compatible with this version of iTunes.

How can I get these items to play and sync? They work if I open iTunes in 32-bit mode, but this is an annoying workaround. Plus, the iTunes support article says this is only necessary for "older media files" -- these are not old media; I just downloaded them. What is Apple doing selling files that are incompatible with its current version of iTunes? If I had known I had to go through such trouble to get them to play, I probably would not have bought them in the first place.

Info:iTunes 10.5.3, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Mini :: Apple TV When Playing Movies?

Nov 7, 2008

I always read posts of people who ask whether to get an Apple TV or Mac Mini to use as an entertainment hub. I just got a 2 ghz C2D Mini for free. I was excited because now I can put it in my closet and have it on at all times to stream to my Apple TV (Currently stream from iMac). But then I thought about it, what if I just plug the Mac Mini into the TV directly and play my content directly through it? 1. Apple TV has been great, silent, I don't hear any fans, and plays iTunes bought HD content without any problem. Can the Mac Mini handle this in the same way, and as silently? I plan on using a DVI to HDMI cable. 2. If I do use the Mac Mini, I also plan on getting rid of my DVD player, which is also silent when it plays DVDs. How quiet is the Mac Mini when it plays DVD movies? I don't need it to be silent, but I just don't want to hear it when I'm watching a movie. (I know I can try this myself, but I still haven't gotten the required cables and peripherals to try it now) 3. Based on all of the suggestions people here make when comparing Apple TV to Mac Mini is that the Apple TV is half the price. In my case, I was fortunate to have a Mac Mini land in my hands for free and I plan on either using it as a media streaming hub or plug it directly to replace the Apple TV. In this case, since money isn't an issue, which is a better option?

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OS X :: Lag When Playing High Definition Movies

Apr 18, 2009

I've just been trying to play Dark Knight in HD through iTunes and there is some lag, like the playback stutters (sound is fine, video stutters). How can I remedy this? Surely the Macbook is capable of playing HD without this lag? I've got a 2.4ghz Aluminum Macbook with 4GB RAM and I'm watching the movie on an LED Cinema Display. I was playing the movie through iTunes with no other programs on, and I'd just logged in to my account (although had not restarted the Notebook for several hours).

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OS X :: Software For Cataloging / Playing Movies

Jul 31, 2010

Odd question here, but sure there's others in the same situation. I've got about 20 MP4 video files which are stored in iTunes, ready for playback through there or on my iPhone. Most of them were ripped from my DVD's using Handbrake. Then, I've also got a load of AVI's and DIVX movies that were downloaded from various places, which iTunes doesn't support and thus won't let me add to my library. So, my question is, can anyone recommend a decent bit of software that I can use to centrally store/catalog (and maybe even use to play) all of my movies, even if it means removing the MP4's from my iTunes library?

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Feb 27, 2012

how I can watch movie while downloading them and not having to what unitl completed? 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: Playing Movies Purchased On Ps3?

May 4, 2012

Is there a way to play the movies i have purchased streaming on my PS3?  I have ps3 media center loaded but all of the movies show up as corrupted when i try to play them.

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Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mar 19, 2010

I ripped a DVD I have in my collection into my Mac using hardbrake 32 bit. I have 64 bit but supposedly for some reason it needed VLC 64 bit which apparently doesnt exist or something so I downloaded the 32 bit version. when ripping i had 2 choices mpeg4 and encoding .264 or ffemp or whatever it is.. and .mkv and the same choice of encoding. When I try ripping with the mkv the quality comes out rubbish like pixelated boxes and what not totally not watchable. 2 DVDs same thing. so I deleted those and I used the mv4. I dont rem now what option that was but there were only 2 so anyways then it comes out ok. but then when i try to play it. like i do with my downloaded stuff (which i use movist- no problems) i get hiccups stops whatever u call those. i have to close everything i am running i.e transmission etc before it would play smoothly this is kind of weird i even switched it to high performance. also some websites i save the user name password saved but i must have did something and for that particular site it does nott have nor does it ask me to save anymore so how do i get it to prompt me again?

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OS X :: Movies Not Playing - Wont Skip To Different Scenes

Aug 7, 2010

I've copied all of my dvd's using Handbrake to my portable harddrive. For some reason some of the movies when I click on them wont let me skip to different scenes. It's like you have to watch the whole movie or let the movie load for 30 minutes completely to then skip to the scene you want. Does anyone know why some movies will let me skip to any scene and then others will make me wait for it to completely load? I don't know if this makes sense or not but thanks for the help.

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Hardware :: Rented Movies Not Playing On External Display

Apr 7, 2009

Cant seem to find any topics on AI about this, but there is on the apple discussion boards. I have the new mac mini connected to an old plasma. I tried to watch a rented movie (through iTunes) but all I get is a black screen and no sound. It downloads ok and has all the chapters etc.... but just wont show any picture or sound when I play it. Things I have tried:

1. reinstalled Quicktime
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The movie was in SD, from what I have read the problem only occurs with HD, but not for me.

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IMac :: Playing DVD - Movies - Games In 720p Instead Of 1080p?

Nov 28, 2009

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Oct 3, 2010

I'm thinkimg of buying the samsung ln46c670 tv, and already have a free agent go flex hard drive, with a mac laptop. I want to play movies from my hard drive on the tv with out my computer being in the way. My question is how do I do that, and is it necessary to buy the freeagent go flex tv media device to play it through. Or should I invest in a bluray player that is wirless ready, or if I even need the c670 model tv with the internet apps. Which combo package would be the best?

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Feb 22, 2012

Anyone know how to stop iTunes movies from playing menu music when the movie has been paused?

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MacBook Pro :: Flac Playing As Video In Itunes?

Oct 28, 2010

I have fluke to convert flac files to play in itunes. But since the new itunes updates I haven't been able to get them to play like audio tracks. For whatever reason, as soon as I click one to play it pulls up the video player although the video screen remains blank. Fluke worked on older itunes versions, is there a new issue I don't know? Anyway to fix?

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MacBook :: Video Constantly Pauses While Playing

May 29, 2012

The last few day when I play a video, apple video, itunes, abc amc morning show--the video constantly pauses.Sometimes it stays paused.I emptied cache. lion, laptop--all up to date.

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ipod touch and laptop, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Safari Freezes During Youtube Video Playing?

Mar 27, 2012

Recently I've noticed that my macbook pro is having a very hard time on youtube. The video player goes black but the audio continues. It freezes my computer. The video will sometimes play if I stop and reload the page multiple times in succession. I have a mid 2009 macbook pro running OSX lion 10.7.3

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 25, 2012

I added a video to a keynote presentation and when I convert it to powerpoint the video doesn't play.

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MacBook Pro :: Fan Very Loud / Overheats When Playing Full Screen Video Or Games

Aug 22, 2014

Just purchased a MacBook Pro Retina, refurbished (because why not - the same product for a cheaper price) around a month ago. It's the 13 inch and is the model before the most recent one came out (4GB of RAM instead of 8GB - late 2013). From the very first day, playing a full-screen video on any site (be it YouTube, Facebook, etc) just makes the fan much louder than usual (so loud that you can almost hear it more over the video itself). Thought it may have been just a thing with Flash Player being buggy, but the problem has persisted for a while now. I'm not even pushing the CPU to any limits - literally playing a full-screen video on Facebook (not even in HD) makes the fan go crazy. 

Just last night I tried installing Borderlands 2 and it was the same thing - FPS rate was fine, no lag, just the fan was so loud that I actually got scared for my computer and turned it off. After closing the app and checking out the fan temperature, it was at 91c. 

Never happens when browsing/surfing or doing my usual work. 

Should I go give it back to Apple? The thing is I start university in less than a week (and hence will be traveling), so not sure if I can afford to give my laptop in to them for a long period of time (I know it should be free though since mine is a refurb item). May it just be an issue that is quickly repairable or is this worse?

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), Refurbished

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MacBook Pro :: System Freezes Playing Videos / Weird Color Bars On Video Screen

Apr 29, 2010

Ok, I've noticed this week that my 2010 13" MBP hangs a lot when it plays any videos I've bought off of itunes (it's fine with other videos). I mean anytime a itunes video pops up on my itunes player, the whole computer hangs (beachball of death and can't do anything). And it hangs for quite a bit (haven't timed it but a minute maybe?)

At first I thought it was the graphics card as the first time I realized what was causing my computer to randomly freeze up (it's been starting to do that this week but at first wasn't sure what cause itunes was in the background) it gave the wierd color bars on the video screen for the video it was playing (I have itunes play the video in the small box on the left bottom corner). Like the whole video screen was random fubar color bars and not the video (it took a minute and then eventually played fine after me reclicking the video). It has not done that since.

I played around with it and noticed it seems fine when I play videos I have not bought off of itunes but it reliabley hangs the whole computer when I try to play a video bought off of itunes. It eventually plays but it is really annoying particularly cause it holds up my whole computer until it resolves whatever issue it is.

So, hardware or software and any suggestions if it is software on how to fix it?

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