Can't watch videos streaming on the web

When i try watching videos online on any website like youtube putlocker facebook or w/e i get pixelated video that stutters.
I have this problem a long time now that i have tried to fix in several ways:
  • I tried updating and downgrading Nvidia's drivers.
  • I checked for critical updates on windows.
  • I tried reinstalling adobe flash player
  • I tried different browsers chrome, explorer, firefox, opera( all give the same results, same goes for servers, other domains, same result)

I have considered that there might be problem with the internet provider but i have run speed tests and my download speed shows (30mb/s) which is the bandwidth i have
here are a couple of pictures demonstrating the problem:
https://s28.postimg.org/c63znyrgp/pixelatedvideo.png

https://s28.postimg.org/f1h2utvgp/pixelatedvideo1.png

Where is the problem??
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  1. Turn off hardware acceleration in your GPU settings.

    Also i Would recommend finding another video player to default to like real player or VLC.
  2. bailojustin said:
    Turn off hardware acceleration in your GPU settings.

    Also i Would recommend finding another video player to default to like real player or VLC.


    Hello, and thanks for the quick response,
    I would like to ask you if you could further more explain what is hardware acceleration and why it should cause this problem?

    i forgot to mention my pc specs if they are important:
    Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 4790 3.6Ghz S1150
    Mother-board: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 S1150
    Random-access memory: 8GB kingston DDR3 1600Mhz
    Graphics card: GeForce Gigabyte GTX970 4GB WF3

    also, did you mean changing the browser default video player?
  3. Download VLC player, and set it as your default.

    Also check your hardware acceleration settings.
  4. Vlc player will not be used in a browser for playing videos. Hardware acceleration is a function of flash player not your gpu. Youtube uses html5 not flash. I do not however know how to fix your issue, sorry.
  5. Installing VLC has absolutely no effect on this scenario since the OP is distinctly talking about web browsing. What web browser are you using?
  6. reedo_43 said:
    Vlc player will not be used in a browser for playing videos. Hardware acceleration is a function of flash player not your gpu. Youtube uses html5 not flash. I do not however know how to fix your issue, sorry.

    hi thanks for the reply that's what I assumed, disabling hardware acceleration will not mean i will reduce my performance?
    Anonymous said:
    Installing VLC has absolutely no effect on this scenario since the OP is distinctly talking about web browsing. What web browser are you using?


    yes I thought they might offer some video player for the browser but i guess it's mostly html5 now,
    and I have been trying several browsers which all have the same or worse result.

    about two days ago i also had problem playing back videos where
    • first the audio cut.
    • the video kept playing for a while until it stopped.
    • and then the video will pause loading and playing the audio it has missed until it reaches the point where it syncs with the video


    this makes me think if the problem is on my PC or it is a problem with the internet provider where it doesn't download videos fast enough (although on other pcs on my LAN i do not encounter this problem, which is very confusing....)

    download speed on test on several website results no problem.
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