i don't have studder or chop on my netflix streams at all. on my laptop or my desktop. now my netbook is a whole different matter.
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11/26/10 at 11:03pm
|I saw someone above mention that Netflix uses different streams for STBs and gaming consoles than for the PC. Is that true? If so, why in god's name would they do that?|
I have figured out the fix for my system. It may or may not work for yours.
First my system:
AMD Phenom x2 3.2
Nvidia GT430 video card 1gb
Running to a 50" Panasonic Plasma
Netflix and sometimes Hulu were unwatchable. All other video was perfect
I downloaded CPU-Z and found my voltages were dropping considerably. Causing a drop in core speed from 3.2 to 800mhz. When it dropped to 800mhz I found my videos were getting choppy.
With all of this in mind I went into my bios and disabled AMD Quiet and Cool and C1E. These are power saving "features." Once I did this the chop went away. I had tried everything else first overclocking ect.
On intel chips it is called Speedstep. So you might want to try this if you are getting choppy video. Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by spivonious
That's an idea. Hopefully Silverlight 5 gets here quickly, as it adds support for videocard-based video decoding.
I am puzzled why you put features in quotes. They are features and normally work very well (at least on the Intel side; I have no experience with AMD's current CPUs). Speedstep/CnQ downclocks the CPU when it's not in use. C1E will actually cut power to one or more CPU cores when they're not in use. They result in noticeable power savings for machines that are idle most of the time.