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Windows 7: Windows 7 media Center Choppy or stuttering playback

13 Jul 2010   #11
dphillips83

Win 7
 
 

I had a problem with getting choppy/stuttering live tv and recorded tv playback. I recently updated Shark007 and Radeon 4200 and rebooted and the symptoms occurred. I tried tweaking Shark007 and looking at ATI's CCC.

Eventually I found a ATI option in 'Video' menu saying "Enforce smooth video playback". I checked this and instantly the video was not choppy anymore.

I hope this helps anyone stuck in the same situation with an easy fix.


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13 Jul 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Just adding a screnshot since it's not one of the 'instantly obvious' settings:


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Note   Note
This is when CCC is in Advanced mode


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30 Sep 2010   #13
emx2500

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I also had the HD stuttering problem on my Windows 7 32bit Media Center and uninstalling the Vista Codec Pack (Shark007) fixed the problem for me.
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02 Apr 2012   #14
Ichinisan

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dphillips83 View Post
I had a problem with getting choppy/stuttering live tv and recorded tv playback. I recently updated Shark007 and Radeon 4200 and rebooted and the symptoms occurred. I tried tweaking Shark007 and looking at ATI's CCC.

Eventually I found a ATI option in 'Video' menu saying "Enforce smooth video playback". I checked this and instantly the video was not choppy anymore.

I hope this helps anyone stuck in the same situation with an easy fix.
Unfortunately, for me, this option was already checked.

I'm using an Asus E35M1-M Pro (low-power, all-in-one micro-ATX board with built-on AMD E350 APU).

I noticed other options for things like "Edge Enhancement" and "De-Blocking," so I disabled them. I'd rather reduce the amount of tampering done by the video driver...especially because ATI has proven to be completely incompetent when it comes to these things. For example, I still have to change some "dynamic contrast" option to keep my premium channels from strobing/flickering, even with the latest driver software. I had none of these problems with my Intel/NVIDIA Media Center systems. I left pulldown detection and "Enforce Smooth Playback" enabled. I was connected over VNC from work, so I can't tell if it fixed the video playback issues until I check when I get home.
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15 Mar 2013   #15
Ken from Dublin

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leatherlips View Post
When playing back recorded TV files in Media Center, playback consistently stutters (video), but runs smooth when the same exact file is played back using Windows Media Player. I've tried both the 32 and 64 bit windows media players and they both work fine on the wtv files, but not in the media center player.

I loaded the shark007 codecs hoping that this would fix the problem, but it has not.

LIve TV is great, no issues. Blu Ray disks play fine via (powerdvd), I've played avi, and MKV files without issue (at least the one's I tried).
I"d really like to be able to play back recorded tv from within media center if anyone has any suggestions, I'd apprciate your input.

THANK YOU !!

Download CCleaner.com, it fixed the problem for me after I ran the registry cleaner application on it. Fantastic free service!
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15 May 2013   #16
BigDawg

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Fixed Choppy Playback

I was suffering extreme choppy playback as well, it had run without a problem for 3 years. I tried all suggestions with no success.

I decided to wipe out the hard drive and try a fresh install. As I was moving files to backup I noticed that some of the files on my Recorded TV partition were reporting their files size incorrectly. I decided to do the following:
1. Delete the Recorded TV partition
2. Rebuilt the partition
3. Ran a checkdisk on the partition( no errors found)
4. Reset WMC to used the partition drive

I have been running for a week now with no further issues.

Good Luck
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