too much running in the background?
at least one, maybe two updates ago, I started seeing movie playback start to jutter/skip/hesitate, etc. But let me explain:
I'm one of the few left, it seems, that subscribes to the DVD part of Netflix. When I disc arrives, I run an application called MakeMKV over the disk, and I pull off the movie and save it on my file server in mkv format. I doubt any transcoding takes place since my "TV PC" has old CPU and it is able to keep up with a 10/100 connection.
Then, then the mood to see that movie exists, use ES File explorer on my 930C to find the file on the file server and use the Sony Movie app to play it back. It used to work flawlessly, but as I said, it seems like in the past few months, I seem to get it to play back for a many seconds, and then it pauses, like it's buffering, or really, more like it's having to drop a few frames to catch up. So I'm trying to debug this. I know I can probably dig deeper into this, but I am tossing it out there to see if any others have found some tools better than others for trouble-shooting this sort of stuff.
From a network standpoint, the server is capable of totally saturating a Gb network, and the TV, of course sadly only has 100Bt NIC. I have tried using wireless (with full AC network (and the AP is VERY close, perhaps even too close!) ) but the network change seems to have no change.
I've tried changing video apps and mostly, all I see are slight variations on contrast and saturation by the use of different codecs. But they all seem to stutter.
So I'm convinced there is SOMETHING ELSE RUNNING that is stealing precious SOC CPU since this CPU is no barn burner. Sadly, even my "TV PC" with a crappy Core 2 duo is able to keep up with no problem on these files.
So, mostly, I'm asking if anyone has found a good CPU or activity monitor app that they can run at the same time as another app that is having "issues" to see if the system is being drained by some rogue app that really doesn't need to be running?