May 25, 2011 10:11 AM Subscribe
Why is Netflix playback on my computer choppy?
posted by to sir with millipedes to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a dell latitude D630 running Windows XP. Recently, I've been having this issue where when I'm watching movies on Netflix streaming, the video will suddenly become choppy. This usually happens after watching without incident for about 20 minutes. After it happens the first time, it will go away if I reload or scan to a different part of whatever I'm watching, but usually re-occurs after about 1-5 minutes.
-I have tried turning off a lot of non-essential services that come on at startup.
-The choppiness issue doesn't appear to correlate with an increased use of CPU, at least not according to task manager.
-I have run windows update to make sure I have all the latest garbage, and I have even run the optional updates.
-The same problem doesn't occur if I'm watching other streaming services (Hulu, Youtube). It also doesn't happen if I'm watching a DVD.
-It's specific to this machine. Playing back using the same account on another computer or my phone does not produce the same problems.
Does anyone have any suggestions that might help?