Originally Posted by kevindd992002
Done all of those steps. I even have a Gigabit Ethernet card. I'm pretty much knowledgeable in Networking so I can assure you that it's not the connection or speed that's the problem.
As I've mentioned earlier, Firefox (32-bit) and Internet Explorer (32-bit) doesn't have problem playing the same exact videos. This alone says it all, that WF (64-bit) is what's causing the problem. It's just that I/we don't know why it causes it. I hope you can help me.
Please also note that even though I let the Flash video download first (to prevent any potential buffering but it has never buffered) and then play it, the stutter continues. Again, this proves that the Internet connection is not the problem.
I've had the occasional stutter while playing flash videos as well and what I did was going back to the older version of Flash and now everything is smooth as it should be. Flash is demanding, but (for 480p and lower) it's not the hardware unless you're rocking with a 2004 single core. When videos stutter it's the Flash, only Flash and nothing but the Flash (did this sound right?)
. Now I'm using Flash v.18.104.22.168 and iirc even some of the 10.x.x versions provided a smooth playback so you might wanna try one of those. Newer versions of Flash are a lottery and I'd stay away from them unless there is a good reason not to.
My own stutter test is I open the video of Jamelia - Superstar on Youtube, set the quality to 720p, and while playing in a window i right click on it and select "Show video info". If the "video fps" stays at 25 for 30-40 seconds without dropping, that's it - you've found a "good" version of Flash for yourself. And yeah, some versions of Flash do stutter in some
browsers, but I just picked the one which doesn't stutter in my main browser and ignored that fact. What can you do.
And for God's sake, turn that auto update off.