Choppy fullscreen playback in macOS Monterey on M1 Max

It was just tagged as researching a coupled days ago, so they’re looking into it! Just gotta be patient.

I might move over aswell and try MovistPro.

Does it have a skip to next and previous video button on the player Interface?

Also a stop button?

ofcource it has a stop button :wink: its has a lot more options and settings.
next and previous video is cmd + arrow key forward and back. just download it you get a trial week or something and ofc its m1 silicon app too.

Hello there,

It seems like Infuse is skipping one or two frames every second given a MKV HEVC 4K HDR file. Device is an MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro base model. Please let me know how I can extract more information from this file for diagnosis.

At first I assumed it was the file’s (torrent’s) fault, so I went and bought the movie on Apple TV. Recently I went back to it and decided to open the file in VLC. Surprisingly, there was no stutter at all. This is most apparent in panning shots where playback would skip a frame.

Could it be a network issue? I.e. Could Infuse be fetching/scanning files in the background causing more load on the network? Again this stutter does not happen while using VLC.

@james Would like to report I am hitting pretty severe judder on 7.3.8 on my 14" M1 Max, but only in full screen. Windowed mode no issue. Can provide files if needed. I’m just watching an SDR 1080p HEVC file.

I am really surprised that there is no fix for this.
I have 3 workarounds though, since almosteverything I watch in Infuse is in 23.976p:

  • manually switching display to 47.95Hz when using Infuse (and not forgetting to set it back to Promoion afterwards)
  • using ffmpeg (FF-works) to remux everything to .mov and use QuickTime Player,
  • if you have SwitchResX (I have been using it for years) set up an app rule that switches the display o 47.96Hz whenever Infuse is running and back to its original settings when Infuse stops running. Other display utilities might offer similar features.

My favorite solution would be Infuse to actually work when ProMotion is enabled but I am no longer holding my breath.

Still hitting this on 7.3.10. Only in full screen. 14" M1 Max.

The frame cadence almost looks to me like there’s a consistent interval where frames are not delivered.

Given how long this has been ongoing without resolution it would probably be prudent for the Infuse engineering team to schedule time in the upcoming WWDC labs to get advice on this issue.

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I am also experiencing the full screen stutter on my 2021 16” MacBook. Bookmarked.

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Same problem. MacBook Pro 14. Amazed there’s still no fix. Come on, you’re better than that.

I’ve been experiencing this for awhile on a 14" M1 Max. Today I upgraded to Pro (lifetime) and suddenly everything is buttery smooth in full screen with ProMotion enabled. Seems like a red herring but figured I’d pass it along if it helps the devs. Running 7.3.10 (7.3.4085)

I was having this issue and the last Mac update fixed it for me.

Same here. I do not know if it is an Infuse or macOS change, but I could watch 2 episodes a TV show in Infuse on my MacBook Pro M1 Pro.

With ProMotion turned on.
Without any stutter.

Glad that it’s fixed! :slight_smile:

what version are you running on Mac OS

version 7.3.10?

I observed the stutter with 7.3.10 then it suddenly stopped happening (still 7.3.10). Guessing macOS was the culprit.

We’re seeing reports this may have been resolved in macOS 12.4, which is encouraging to see.

Feel free to chime in if things are better, worse, or the same after updating to 12.4.

Thanks! :slight_smile:

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The update did NOT fix the issue. I repeat: the Mac update didn’t do it. Yes, it seems better, but some videos still refuse to work without stuttering.

It may help to say what kind of videos are still having the issue.

Edit to add: Maybe also state what version number of Infuse and What OS. Since things are very fluid right now with updates on both sides.

Are these playing correctly in windowed mode, and then issues appear in full screen?

Which Mac do you have?

Yes, in windowed mode it seems okay, but full screen it’s still choppy on MBP 16" M1 Pro.

MacOS: 12.4
Infuse: 7.3.10 (7.3.4085)

Mediainfo from mkv remux video, but don’t know how much that helps as it seems to be every file thats choppy:

Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 4
File size                                : 9.55 GiB
Duration                                 : 54 min 53 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 24.9 Mb/s
Encoded date                             : UTC 2022-05-15 21:19:12
Writing application                      : mkvmerge v67.0.0 ('Under Stars') 64-bit
Writing library                          : libebml v1.4.2 + libmatroska v1.6.4

ID                                       : 1
ID in the original source medium         : 4113 (0x1011)
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L4.1
Format settings                          : CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, Reference frames        : 4 frames
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                 : 54 min 53 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 22.9 Mb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 33.0 Mb/s
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.460
Stream size                              : 8.77 GiB (92%)
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Original source medium                   : Blu-ray

ID                                       : 2
ID in the original source medium         : 4352 (0x1100)
Format                                   : DTS XLL
Format/Info                              : Digital Theater Systems
Commercial name                          : DTS-HD Master Audio
Codec ID                                 : A_DTS
Duration                                 : 54 min 53 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 1 997 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel layout                           : C L R Ls Rs LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 93.750 FPS (512 SPF)
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossless
Stream size                              : 784 MiB (8%)
Title                                    : DTS-HD MA 5.1
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Original source medium                   : Blu-ray

Text #1
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : UTF-8
Codec ID                                 : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                            : UTF-8 Plain Text
Duration                                 : 54 min 10 s
Bit rate                                 : 71 b/s
Count of elements                        : 705
Stream size                              : 28.2 KiB (0%)
Title                                    : English
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Text #2
ID                                       : 4
Format                                   : UTF-8
Codec ID                                 : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                            : UTF-8 Plain Text
Duration                                 : 54 min 10 s
Bit rate                                 : 75 b/s
Count of elements                        : 748
Stream size                              : 29.8 KiB (0%)
Title                                    : English SDH
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Text #3
ID                                       : 5
ID in the original source medium         : 4608 (0x1200)
Format                                   : PGS
Muxing mode                              : zlib
Codec ID                                 : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info                            : Picture based subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Duration                                 : 54 min 10 s
Bit rate                                 : 51.4 kb/s
Count of elements                        : 1496
Stream size                              : 19.9 MiB (0%)
Title                                    : English (SDH)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Original source medium                   : Blu-ray

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00:06:17.293                             : en:Chapter 02
00:17:35.137                             : en:Chapter 03
00:30:04.093                             : en:Chapter 04
00:35:45.810                             : en:Chapter 05
00:44:44.807                             : en:Chapter 06