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Stuttering while playing media

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit

    Stuttering while playing media


    Hi,
    When I play a video file or watch a video on YouTube the video stutters for a second or two then it play normally.
    I checked the windows task manager and saw that the cpu spiked up to a 100% and one of the drives did the same thing, the drive itself(wd green) is inserted from the front drive bays of the case (haf-x).
    I've updated the drivers. But it still happens.
    Any help please.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Please provide you complete system specs, your ISP level of service (upload/download speeds), and do an actual speed test benchmark here and post the results:
    Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    system specs are
    OS: windows 8 pro 64bit
    i7 3770
    mobo: gigabyte z86-UD7-B3
    ram 16bg ddr3
    os boot drive samsung ssd 840pro
    media drive wd green drive 3tb
    2xsli gtx 670
    power supply corsair ax850

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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for that. You should have no issues. Now, on to the browsers... have you tried more than one browser and, if so, does it hapen on all tested browsers? If not, can you do some additional testing?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Thanks for that. You should have no issues. Now, on to the browsers... have you tried more than one browser and, if so, does it hapen on all tested browsers? If not, can you do some additional testing?
    I have tested on chrome , opera and safari .still the same issue . I even plugged the PC to a regulator instead of directly in the wall just to be sure .

    If there is are other tests , I would appreciate telling me .
    Also I thought of enabling ssd caching for media drive , because when the stutter occurs , I noticed that the cpu and the drive containing the media reach 100%
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  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Youtube has been doing this since they switched to HTML5 it seems. Just checked in Chrome, no problems. IE, no problems, Safari, no problems. You Tube iOS app, no problems, Old Youtube Ios app, no problems. But the player is totally different now.

    A couple of things I do that help, I delete my Prefetch files (Have them shut off) and I am using CCleaner Pro which cleans my browsers upon exit and when they reach 100 MB.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Also I thought of enabling ssd caching for media drive
    I am not sure what you are talking about here. Are you saying that all your browsers' cache has been moved/redirected to that media drive? If so, then I would strongly consider moving the caching area back to their default location(s), for all browsers, which, I assume would be your system drive. Also, consider clearing your browser cache as suggested by XweAponx; however, I would start by simply setting that option accordingly in IE and Firefox. Now, if there are any other special considerations regarding your caching arrangement, then we'll need to know about them as well.
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If your main Drive is an SSD drive then the swap files are already on that drive.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    If your main Drive is an SSD drive then the swap files are already on that drive.
    Just to be clear that I was referring to a manual initiative; whereby, one moves the browser cache folder location to a different hard drive.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 34
    windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Also I thought of enabling ssd caching for media drive
    I am not sure what you are talking about here. Are you saying that all your browsers' cache has been moved/redirected to that media drive? If so, then I would strongly consider moving the caching area back to their default location(s), for all browsers, which, I assume would be your system drive. Also, consider clearing your browser cache as suggested by XweAponx; however, I would start by simply setting that option accordingly in IE and Firefox. Now, if there are any other special considerations regarding your caching arrangement, then we'll need to know about them as well.
    The browser's cache has been in the ssd boot drive from the start I didn't change them as they wouldn't take that much space, I was just thinking that if I change the cache of the media drive to the ssd I would get better results in data reading files .

    I'm going to double check on the browser cache and make sure it's on the ssd.
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