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Choppy Video Playback

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June 28, 2012 12:01:47 PM

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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June 28, 2012 12:55:36 PM

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
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June 28, 2012 1:18:05 PM

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.
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June 28, 2012 1:46:18 PM

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.
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June 28, 2012 2:43:04 PM

I have the same issue with VLC, I'll try changing the playback to another renderer.
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July 5, 2012 12:28:45 AM

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?
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August 2, 2012 6:02:19 AM

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
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August 5, 2012 6:23:34 AM

What are you specs? Does your PC have the grunt to run all this?
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September 16, 2012 9:15:04 PM

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?
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September 17, 2012 1:06:44 PM

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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