Choppy Video Playback on Mac Mini
by MsHavisham - 5/4/12 7:38 PM
Hi, I don't know if anyone can help, but I've scoured the internet for an answer - to no avail.
I've got an Apple Time Capsule, and until recently ran movies through my macbook to my tv. However, after getting fed up with the long buffering time (and giving in to my son's begging for my macbook) I bought a mac mini. I hooked it directly via usb to the TC and through HDMi to my Samsung HDTV.
I've not been able to watch a single movie without it being choppy and totally unwatchable. I've tried QuickTime, VLC, iTunes, all the same effect. I've downloaded a couple of TV seasons to the mac itself and they seem to play fine, but doing the same with movies has no effect.
I've changed the resolution, reducing it significantly to see if that helped and it made no difference.
I'm tearing my hair out here. Can someone please tell me how to fix this?