HD and 4K video playback tests on a 2009 Apple MacBook Pro (Intel Core 2 Duo)

July 30, 2019 posted by


We can try the 4K version, even though it’s pointless playing 4K stuff, because this isn’t a 4K display. Even 1080p is pointless, but … Oh, I don’t even have the option for 4K, so let’s try 1080p at 60 fps. It’s not going to be perfect, but we’ll give it a try anyway. Actually, it’s way worse than what I was expecting. Let’s try 720p. And 720p at 60 fps plays perfectly instead. By the way, if you’re on a computer, you can press K to pause, and J and L to skip ten seconds in the video. Yeah, 720p at 60 fps plays perfectly.

5 Comments

5 Replies to “HD and 4K video playback tests on a 2009 Apple MacBook Pro (Intel Core 2 Duo)”

  1. Ante Radić says:

    Have you replaced thermal paste? Btw, great video

  2. Josh D Dude says:

    What is the PIP plugin?

  3. SkyPvp says:

    You are in Mac OS Sierra so it's not a Macbook Pro 2009 because Sierra is not compatible with

  4. TheCruiser18 Edwards says:

    Hey, do you think that a 17 inch macbook pro would do ok in day to day tasks including simple video editing if I upgraded to 8gb ram and put a ssd in it.

  5. j j says:

    of course it can play 1080p smoothly .. have you try running on external monitor in real 1080p monitor?

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