I have had a few issues with bluray playback on mac with the following details: 2.4 GHz Core 2 duo NVidia 8600 m GT 256 mb ram 4 GB ram OSX Lion 10.7.5
Using VLC 2.03 for playback Using makeMKV v1.7.71 for transcoding/container change with default settings.
Files either mounted as a disc or stored on hardisk.
I have tried various sources and playback is always choppy and stutters. Where the video and audio pause for a few seconds before resuming ok.
If I "transcode" or change the container using the makeMKV application based on the same bluray files and use the modified mkv files play back is seemless. I am not applying any compression and the resolution is the same as is the nominal file size. I am also using all the default settings on the makeMKV application. As far as I can tell it does not allow for any compression. For a recent example 11.2 GB m2ts and 10.5 GB mkv file.
This stuttering and choppy playback of bluray files through VLC has occured for a number of different sources. For each of these sources transcoding/changing containers to mkv solves the stuttering/choppiness.
furthermore I presume the bluray's are already unencrypted as VLC plays them by default with no add ons. Similarly makeMKV can change the container with no other add ons or processes.
Any ideas on how to resolve this?