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Sluggish performance streaming video?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
TV: Panasonic 50inch ST50
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 2GB 6950
Processor: Intel i5-2500k

When I'm trying to stream video on my TV, the picture looks great but gets pretty choppy.. is there any thing I could do on the video end to try and smooth out the performance?
post #2 of 13
What software are you using to play the video?
post #3 of 13
Also what is your source? YouTube? File on PC? From server?

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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Alright.. Just ran some 1080p files from my hard drive.. they play well.. no issues

so I guess it's just the video I'm streaming from the internet I'm having issues the choppy playback

It's NBA Leaguepass and NFL Game Rewind BTW

Edit - Youtube 1080p streams perfectly as well
Edited by ugk - 11/27/12 at 7:06pm
post #5 of 13
I would like to resurrect this topic. I recently installed a pretty nice PC as a media PC and am having problems with NFL rewind choppy playback. First off, the PC is a quad core 2.4ghz overclocked to 3ghz with a radeon HD 6800 card. Windows 7-64bit, 8gb ram, tons of hard drive.
Netflix, amazon instant plays flawlessly. Smooth as silk. I have tried every setting available within the catalyst software and when playing NFL rewind in full screen, the quality is choppy. If I reduce the screen size, I can get near perfect quality but I am watching on a 56" DLP and want it full screen. I realize that NFL rewind uses flash video to deliver so if you right click on the screen, you have a few options for adjusting flash performance. None of these help at all. Hardware acceleration on or off doesn't seem to matter. NFL rewind suggests turning hardware acceleration off but that doesn't help.

Any suggestions??
post #6 of 13
is your flash up to date? do you have another web browser you could try?

many moons ago I fixed some Flash video problems by ENABLING Windows Aero - I'd shut it off thinking it would save system resources. turns out it introduced problems.
post #7 of 13
Have tried Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Opera. All have similar results. I haven't tried enabling aero, will try tonight. Maybe I'm just expecting too much but Netflix, Amazon video is buttery smooth. NFL is very fast paced compared to a movie. My system is respectable speed so I thought I should be able to stream smoothly full screen.
post #8 of 13
Have you tried reducing the bitrate?
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by bakerja View Post

Have tried Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Opera. All have similar results. I haven't tried enabling aero, will try tonight. Maybe I'm just expecting too much but Netflix, Amazon video is buttery smooth. NFL is very fast paced compared to a movie. My system is respectable speed so I thought I should be able to stream smoothly full screen.
How does it look on a smaller display? Sounds like your dlp's refresh rate may not be compatible. I had the same problem years ago with a dlp. Now I only use 240hz on anything over 40"
post #10 of 13
Same issue. When I play dvd's, either ripped folders or from a disc, I get choppy video.

50" ST50
AMD X2 555
Asus HD6450 fanless

Any suggestions/ insight?
post #11 of 13
(Manual) Driver update, closed.
post #12 of 13
Bitrate not the issue. It's choppy at all bitrates fullscreen. Refresh rate could very well be the issue but I don't think I can set it that high. Drivers are all up to date. Installed the latest AMD drivers. I'm nearly positive it's a NFL game rewind issue that they are not fully addressing. All other streaming services that I use are silky smooth.
post #13 of 13
Update:

I found an add on for xbmc about a week ago. I had some initial problems with it because I'm a xbmc noon but now have it running great. The streams are much smoother than any browser that I tried. Still not as good as off air but what can I expect. The quality is very good and I am happy.
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