Ticket #388 (new Enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

HD Content Playback Poor

Reported by: dmorris Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Playback Version: 1.0b8.0.5
Keywords: Cc:

Description

It appears that Quicktime is not capable of playing back HD content in formats such as MKV or other native formats. The only way HD plays back in Quicktime is when its been converted to be iTunes friendly. This is the case even when using Perian. VLC on the other hand does a wonderful job of decoding virtually any HD format. It would be a great feature to be able to use VLC as the playback engine instead of Quicktime.

Change History

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 4 years ago by gbooker

Replying to dmorris:

It appears that Quicktime is not capable of playing back HD content in formats such as MKV or other native formats.

MKV is not a native format, perhaps you meant naive.

The only way HD plays back in Quicktime is when its been converted to be iTunes friendly.

Or... follow what's mentioned in the manual: http://appletv.nanopi.net/manual/advanced/

VLC on the other hand does a wonderful job of decoding virtually any HD format.

BS. Its decoders are slow and unoptimized. Perian is faster than VLC (I've actually tested this).

It would be a great feature to be able to use VLC as the playback engine instead of Quicktime.

Patches welcome.

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