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Windows 7: Choppy video playback [mainly in browser Flash player]

20 Aug 2009   #1
Mastah Jay

Windows 7 x64 / Windows XP SP3 32-bit
 
 
Choppy video playback [mainly in browser Flash player]

Hey,

I have a problem. The video playback in browser, every browser, using Flash plugin [e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.] plays smoothly but freezes for a second or two every once in a while. This happens during full screen playback as well as windowed one.

I also have a problem getting smooth playback using windowed mode of SubEdit player [I translate stuff so need this player feature, can't replace it for Media Player Classic], even though full screen playback is just fine. Same clips playback perfectly in MPC, VLC and other players. I guess the problem is somehow connected with the player, although my colleagues didn't experience this problem, neither did they experience choppy Flash playback.

Any ideas? I'm using 190.38_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql as drivers.


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20 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mastah Jay View Post
Hey,

I have a problem. The video playback in browser, every browser, using Flash plugin [e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.] plays smoothly but freezes for a second or two every once in a while. This happens during full screen playback as well as windowed one.

I also have a problem getting smooth playback using windowed mode of SubEdit player [I translate stuff so need this player feature, can't replace it for Media Player Classic], even though full screen playback is just fine. Same clips playback perfectly in MPC, VLC and other players. I guess the problem is somehow connected with the player, although my colleagues didn't experience this problem, neither did they experience choppy Flash playback.

Any ideas? I'm using 190.38_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql as drivers.
Mastah

Hi and welcome to seven forums

could you open task manager and watch the performance tab while pplaying back something. Let us know what is using the memory and how much ram, and cpu is being used

Ken
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20 Aug 2009   #3
Mastah Jay

Windows 7 x64 / Windows XP SP3 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for a quick reply and a warm welcome

While playing Flash player video [YouTube, for testing purposes] 20-35% CPU was on Firefox which also used about 100MB RAM.

SubEdit takes 20-30% CPU and 20-30MBs of memory. Windowed choppy playback may be the result of uninstalling WMP12 altogether and installing WMP11. That's necessary for SubEdit to work as it's primarly based on WMP 6.4 and it fails to playback video while WMP12 is installed. Still, this doesn't explain why there isn't a smooth playback in browser Flash clips.
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21 Aug 2009   #4
xordis

windows 7
 
 

Same problem here.
It's driving me made.

I have tried the following

Players
- WMP that comes with windows 7
- Classic media player
- KMPlayer

Codecs
- standard
- CCCP
- Sharks007

Updated Nvidia drivers a few times.

Basically what happens for all video/audio playback (avi's, movs, youtube, anything, even windows booting has done it I think)

It happens a lot worse when moving windows round on the other screen (dual screens)
Audio and video clicks and pauses (millisecond like)

Makes watching anything on the PC useless.
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21 Aug 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xordis View Post
Same problem here.
It's driving me made.

I have tried the following

Players
- WMP that comes with windows 7
- Classic media player
- KMPlayer

Codecs
- standard
- CCCP
- Sharks007

Updated Nvidia drivers a few times.

Basically what happens for all video/audio playback (avi's, movs, youtube, anything, even windows booting has done it I think)

It happens a lot worse when moving windows round on the other screen (dual screens)
Audio and video clicks and pauses (millisecond like)

Makes watching anything on the PC useless.
X

A couple of suggestions. remove all the codec packs. Try VLC as a player (it plays most formats without codecs added).

Also could you fill in your system specs (lower left corner) so we know what ahrdware you have

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #6
xordis

windows 7
 
 

Updated.

Trying VLC ... seams much better for avi playback
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22 Aug 2009   #7
dhar890723

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mastah Jay View Post
I have a problem. The video playback in browser, every browser, using Flash plugin [e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.] plays smoothly but freezes for a second or two every once in a while. This happens during full screen playback as well as windowed one.
If the audio doesn't skip when the video stutters, then you may have described a known problem in FireFox 3.x which is also observed in Vista. However, I haven't seen it in "every browser"; in particular, IE is immune.
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23 Aug 2009   #8
xordis

windows 7
 
 

I jumped the gun a little with saying it was fixed.

It was working fine in both WMP and VLC.

Tonight its happening in VLC.
Back to the drawing board.
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24 Aug 2009   #9
xordis

windows 7
 
 

anyone have any ideas?
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14 Sep 2010   #10
Missjane

Windows 7 Interprise 32 bit.
 
 

I have a similar problem too..
Videos played on any website (youtube) are jerky ( have black spots at places.. and color fades. )
if i download and play them, they are just fine.

is window 7 interprise 32 bit compatible with flash player?
i have latest flash player installed "Abode 10.1.82.76"
plzz Help me.

Btw, i have HP probook 4510s.
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