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Silverlight - All videos stuttering (Live and On Demand)

Hi Guys,

After a bit of help.

We use Silverlight here in the UK to watch Sky Go, BT Sport, and Amazon Prime Instant. There is no other option on any of those services to use flash instead (not even on Amazon Prime Instant).

I have a Windows 7 x64 HTPC with an Intel Core i5 3570K, 4GB RAM, 120GB SSD, and 500GB HDD.

I have tried various versions of silverlight 5 (cannot use anything older than 5 as the websites won't allow it). I've tried Chrome, Firefox and IE. I've tried disabling application storage, and disabling hardware acceleration in Silverlight in all browsers.

However, despite the above, I cannot get ANY silverlight video to play without a sort of 'micro stutter'. It's not massive, however, it is definitely not smooth video.

I can watch the websites on my less powerful Macbook without problem.

Can anyone suggest where I might start/if there are any fixes?

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That's been an issue with Netflix on Silverlight from long ago. I don't think Microsoft ever fixed it.
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That's been an issue with Netflix on Silverlight from long ago. I don't think Microsoft ever fixed it.
Ahh okay

Just luck of the draw as to whether it will work smoothly or not?
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Just luck of the draw as to whether it will work smoothly or not?
Actually, I believe the more sensitive types have mentioned video is never smooth. I guess it's just luck of the draw whether you notice it or not.
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Actually, I believe the more sensitive types have mentioned video is never smooth. I guess it's just luck of the draw whether you notice it or not.
Ahh no problem. Definitely less noticeable in IE (of all things) but guess I'll have to put up with it
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Ahh no problem. Definitely less noticeable in IE (of all things) but guess I'll have to put up with it
Save your current personalized settings and then enable "Aero"....as strange as it sounds, 2D acceleration is not enabled in Win7 if Aero is not also enabled....I was having terrible stuttering and tearing issues until I did this.

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Save your current personalized settings and then enable "Aero"....as strange as it sounds, 2D acceleration is not enabled in Win7 if Aero is not also enabled....I was having terrible stuttering and tearing issues until I did this.

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Thanks, I do have aero already enabled.

Any other suggestions are welcome

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Thanks, I do have aero already enabled.

Any other suggestions are welcome
Have you gone as far as having Windows select the best options: Right click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings ->Advanced tab-> Performance and then settings.

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No I hadn't

Just enable everything?
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No I hadn't

Just enable everything?
I would give it a shot at least.

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Thanks

No difference unfortunately
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Try HTML5 in Chrome? Here are the Linux instructions, not sure what more/less you have to do in Windows.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/n...upport-plugins
And yes, Netflix/Silverlight stutter goes back for forever.
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Try HTML5 in Chrome? Here are the Linux instructions, not sure what more/less you have to do in Windows.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/n...upport-plugins
And yes, Netflix/Silverlight stutter goes back for forever.
Hi,

Unfortunately Im not using Netflix, I'm using Sky Go, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Instant. There's no option to use HTML5 with these providers.

Thanks
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Ah, sorry for glossing over. Hopefully both Silverlight and Flash get dropped en masse for HTML5 once it matures a bit more.
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