Question about graphics card vs. Home Stereo / Video Player to play large video files
I'm struggling to play large MP4 / MKV, etc. files through my laptop (which doesn't have a great graphic card) and feeding that into my MARANTZ SR8012 (their flagship model) HT receiver. The Marantz handles the sound beautifully, but the video is playing through a VLC player on the laptop and struggles with the larger files - it's jumpy and the sound is always lined up with the lips moving, which is painful to watch.
Can someone help a greenhorn like myself understand how to play large video files through my HT Receiver? Is there a separate video player for this that has some storage on it (which I can transfer files to from my computer) or is there a better way to directly transfer the digital signal to the Receiver? Or is there a way to fix the jumpiness? (I am using an updated VLC media player).
Maybe your standard Blue Ray player can do this these days, but I don't think my current one can.