Windows Media Player 12 stuttering Tags: Multimedia Video Media Player Apps Last response: November 30, 2012 1:16 AM in Applications Share A Bad Day November 29, 2012 10:49:10 PM I've noticed that sometimes the HD videos downloaded from Youtube I play don't stutter at all, and other times they have severe stuttering (which usually occurs in the evening). There were no other programs running other than background tasks, the CPU usage was low, but the hard drive usage was always close to max. Laptop: Asus N61jq CPU: i7 720qm (1.6 GHz, quad core) GPU: Radeon HD 5730, CCC driver 12.11 beta RAM: 8 GB OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Home Premium EDIT: In order to stop the stuttering, I have to set the slider to a previous part of the video I've already seen and then repeat it until the video is over. More about : windows media player stuttering ex_bubblehead November 29, 2012 10:57:09 PM Evening is when people start arriving home from work and jump on the net for the night. What you experienced is just normal network congestion. m 0 l A Bad Day November 29, 2012 11:09:00 PM No, I already downloaded the videos beforehand. I'm confused of why they're stuttering when being read from the hard drive. m 0 l Related resources Windows Media Player 12 - Forum Windows Media Player 12 crashes. - Forum Media player 12 for Windows 7 64 bit - Forum Windows Media Player 12 How To? - Forum Windows Media Player 12 Ripping Problem. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer A Bad Day November 30, 2012 1:12:06 AM This is how my 320 GB hard drive is partitioned: The F: partition is where the videos are stored in. I've tried defragging it, but it always stays at 31% fragmentation. m 0 l ex_bubblehead November 30, 2012 1:16:23 AM That's because you don't have enough free space to do a defrag. Defrag wants ~20% free space. This almost full drive could also be the source of your problem. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can't delete music from specific genre in Windows Media Player 12 Forum Windows media player 12 Forum 12 gig windows media player movie prompts \ Forum Ripped cds wont play in succession windows media player 12 Forum Windows Media Player 12 - Sound constantly cuts out. Forum Windows Media Player 12 Forum How to restore the windows media player 12 mp3 icon Forum Windows Media Player 12 Problem Forum Windows Media Player says I need codec NV12 Forum Window media player 12 Forum SolvedWindows Media Player appears in tray as Xvid Video Decoder Forum SolvedWindows Media Player doesn't work properly in Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedCan't see anything in VLC but can when i open video in windows media player Forum Solvedwindows media player will not stream! Forum SolvedThe DVD's I burned using Windows Media Player won't work in a DVD player connected to a TV. Why? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Applications categories Graphics Internet Applications Multimedia Office Security CAD Distributed Computing Drivers Enterprise Software Firmware Programming Photoshop Skype Wordpress !