Online video choppy
Posted on 2009-04-18
I frequently have problems with online video, either using quicktime videos or flash (YouTube like). I have a very fast machine and internet (Quad Core, 8GB Ram, Vista 64, Velociraptor Drives, Nvidia 285, 15mbit fios), so you can have some understanding why I have zero tolerance for this.
Overall the video works fine, but if I am working in another window (Firefox for example) and switch around tabs I get a "hiccup", with quad core cpus and 8gbs of ram I don't know why it really has a problem. I also have problems with YouTube frequently hiccuping throughout videos even when the image is fully loaded. Quicktime tends to be the worst of all of them. For the most part, video is very smooth and runs fine but the short stops and choppiness I get with audio often is driving me crazy. No matter how fast I make my computer, it seems like I can rarely watch a video online without at least 1 click or stutter. The only time it works fine is when I download the video to watch. Sometimes it is very frequent (happening every 30-60 seconds). For the amount of time and money I put into keeping my computer up to date, I get extremely frustrated to have even small stutters in videos (especially when I know it isn't related to downloading or internet speed).