I have noticed lately that Windows Media Player has become a bit, choppy, a bit laggy. When playing videos, fraps reports a decent fps, and the actual video file is at a fps which will easily display as smooth, however I can clearly see choppy video. When this happens, other dynamic elements also become choppy, such as the windows animation displayed when moving files, or moving temperature graphs. Perhaps it is a video driver? Or something similar? Either way, the system should be easily able to keep up with the load. I'm looking to figure out what exactly is causing this.
Any input is greatly appreciated,