mkv video keeps on skipping in VLC

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  1. vanerz

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    Hi everyone. Can anyone suggest a good media player that will play videos of mkv format and not skip? I am currently using VLC 0.9.8 on my Macbook. Although it plays mkv videos, the videos keep on skipping. TIA!
     
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    Maybe that's an issue in the current version of VLC. I play avi files and videos keep skipping too.
     
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    So do you still use your VLC despite the skipping? If not, what do you use as alternative?
     
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    open your activity monitor, under system memory, check how much free and inactive memory you got left...
    in my case it only skips whenever i have very little free ram left and most of the memory is allocated to inactive. a restart usually fixes this problem. or a utility that refreshes the inactive memory and reallocate it to free again.
     
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    Install Perian (codecs) for Quicktime, and also download MPlayer. Between those 3 I can play almost video reliably on my Mac (except Real format).
     
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    it works on front row as well!
    i've has perian for a while but never tried playing mkv on QT and FR.

    thanks!
     
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    Already tried this one...but it still doesn't work.:(
     
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    Tried this one, and it works! Although, i can't seem to make the subtitles of some anime videos to show...any clues? Thanks!
     
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    What graphics chip does your MB have? If it's still the GMA 950, memory is fixed at 64Mb only. If you still have space in your hdd, try installing Windows in Bootcamp. That way, memory for the graphics chip is maxed out to 224Mb.
     
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    Aww..that's kinda sad.:( Anyway, thanks for the help.
     
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    sorry to ask this question. it's quite not related to this thread. but does installing bootcamp windows beefs up your GMA 950 graphics when you boot in OSX?
     
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    I don't believe so. The GMA uses the same 64 Mb video buffer whatever OS it runs on…
     
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    I beg to disagree but these screencaps will prove the better memory allocation of Vram in windows which explains why Mkv files play smoother on windows.

    Mac
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    Windows
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