Choppy Video Playback

Okay, so I have a three monitor setup, and when I'm watching say Netflix on one monitor and I open a full screen game in the other, the video on the seconday monitor becomes incredible choppy, like 5 FPS. Any fixes for this?
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  1. is the video full screened as well? i know with other players like VLC i have to make sure the video is not full screened while playing a game on another monitor for it to even work
  2. Netflix uses Microsoft silverlight, I have tried fullscreen and windowed, both present really low FPS. I just installed VLC and will try that now, maybe it's a issue with Silverlight.
  3. that's what i was thinking, because it also has to stream the video within a webpage. i know with VLC you can change the playback to use something other than the automatic plugin and use OpenCL which helps with not interfering with the DirectX used in games.
  4. I have the same issue with VLC, I'll try changing the playback to another renderer.
  5. I would actually having the exact same problem. 3 monitors, video playback stutters when I'm playing a game on one monitor. I've tried configuring all the settings but nothing!.

    I tried VLC player, media player and even the built in Video player. No help!

    Also when I use Media player and I watch a video for more than 15 mins it begins to stutter, I haven't seen it happen yet in VLC player.

    Anyhelp would be appreciated!

    Btw if I install codecs (Klite for example) would I be able to use the built in Video player (similar to media center) to play mkv files?
  6. montagical said:
    Okay, so I have a three monitor setup, and when I'm watching say Netflix on one monitor and I open a full screen game in the other, the video on the seconday monitor becomes incredible choppy, like 5 FPS. Any fixes for this?


    You should try giving the video a higher priority than the game in task manager
  7. What are you specs? Does your PC have the grunt to run all this?
  8. I have the exact same issue! It's not a matter of specs; when I run the game in windowed mode alongside VLC there is no stuttering. It is a full-screen specific issue. Definitely something on the OS side changed, as I upgraded to Windows 8 today and didn't run into this issue this morning on Windows 7. Does anyone have a lead on a fix?
  9. ill go home tonight and test this on win8, i think i already had it working with VLC and changed the video coding to OpenGL, had movie playing on my TV while i played a game on my monitor
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