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Windows 7: xbox media centre playback stutters

13 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
xbox media centre playback stutters

As the title says really, when playing video using xbox media centre paning and long shots stutter, has anyone else had/fixed this?


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13 Dec 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

If it is not a problem with the Xbox, it is more than likely a network issue.
Bad throughput.

Are you connected with a cable or WIFI? If WIFI, can you try with a cable and see if the issue remains?
If with cable, try rebooting router. May want to try that also anyway.

WIFI singles, even at close range, can become flaky, WIFI connectivity can never be guaranteed by anyone, anywhere at any time. It is always a best effort.

Could there be some interference?

What model router?
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13 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Sorry, should have said, I'm connected by cable, router is dlink dir615 (virgin media firmware). I've not noticed any other network issues. Cable is about 15-20 meters, should be fine up to 100m I believe, cat5e.

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13 Dec 2010   #4

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Found at:
Troubleshooting - XBMC

I got one or several AVI files that plays choppy and/or ends in the middle of playback, what could be the cause?
When playback of AVI files (containing a video format like XviD or DivX) is stuttering, it in 90% of the files is caused by a poorly or wrongly interleaved file. You check this by temporarily enabling "No Cache" in Video OSD Settings in XBMC to test if the file plays better then, (note that enabling "No Cache" is only a temporary workaround for testing only, you should not leave the "No Cache" setting enabled for permanent use). The issue can be permanently resolved by RE-MUXING the AVI video-files that have this problem by using a tool like VirtualDub or AVIMux-GUI. In 5% of the files stuttering and choppy playback is caused by a bad/corrupt container/video/audio header or a VBR MP3 Header, in these cases a simple RE-MUXING is not enough, instead you must decode the audio-stream to PCM during a first-pass RE-MUX and then do another second-pass RE-MUX from the new file to encode the audio-stream to MP3 but instead of MP3 VBR as the original probably was, encode to MP3 CBR, (the AVI container was never designed to hold MP3 VBR which is why you should always use MP3 CBR in AVI files).
Opening link:
XBMC Online Manual - XBMC
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13 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks anak, will try it tomorrow and report back.
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