Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:50 AM
I have a eMachines E525 laptop
CPU: Celeron @2.2GHz
OS: Windows 7, 64bit, service pack 1
Intergrated video graphics: Mobil Intel 4 series express chipset family
My problem is that when watching videos from netflix, youtube, or blip, the video's audio and video will stutter and skip, like the CPU and GPU can't handle it. On youtube and blip the solution is simple, just wait for the video to finish buffering to 100%
There is another trick I can use, going to full screen greatly reduces the stutter & skip.
This computer can download an HD video from youtube/blip and play it on any given FLV media player just fine.
I don't know if this is a driver issue, or a hardware issue.
It could be that downloading the video at 2.1 MBps while watching play back is too much for the CPU. Or it could be that little progress bar on Flash Player, being an animated image over top of a video causing the problem i.e. driver issue.
I've monitored my CPU usage during streaming video, and it does run at 100% a lot. But is that because of weak GPU/CPU or is that because of a bad driver?
Any idea on what I can do? Any trick to make Netflix buffer 100% of video?
So what do you think, is it a software/driver issue or a hardware too slow issue?
Any ideas for improving my computer's video playback performance?