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 Post subject: Why does streaming video stutter?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:25 pm 
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I have a Verizon fios internet connection that gets me this from speedtest.net:
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And for some reason, 720p video from hulu lags a lot, and I have to wait a long time for it to buffer. In general, I have to wait for 1080p video on youtube to buffer. Why is this? Isn't my internet plenty fast to stream hd video with no problem? I am using google chrome if that matters. Is there a way for me to eliminate the waiting time for HD video? I ask because I'm thinking of setting up an HTPC, and I don't want to be waiting for my shows to buffer.


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 Post subject: Re: Why does streaming video stutter?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Your hardware has everything to do with HD content as anything else. Sure you have 30M down and we rule out the ISP...but what happens as it enters your home and shoved to a computer?
GPU, CPU, and networking method is needed. I can't shove H.264 inside my own home easily, let alone external sources.

If you're wireless, it answers a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Why does streaming video stutter?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:25 pm 
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I doubt hardware is the problem. I have an overclocked i7 860 and a Radeon HD 5850. And the connection is not wireless, it's an ethernet cable.


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 Post subject: Re: Why does streaming video stutter?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:08 pm 
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The speed test you did was from less than 50 miles. Try running a test to California (Hulu's HQ).

What results do you get from that?


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