I am writing to report a problem which has been really downgrading my viewing experience. I have to say I didn’t use to have this problem in the past. But one day, without me doing anything special, it came up and it’s been here ever since.
There is frame jumping/skipping in constant segments of time. (i.e. every n seconds I notice frame jumping spoiling the smoothness of the streaming). In one segment it can be every exact 10 seconds. On another segment it can be every 5 exact seconds.
If I enter the settings of my cable box, and select 720p for picture quality and then go back to 1080i I manage to temporarily fix the situation. (i.e. I am able to get a clear fluid streaming with no frame skipping). But for some reason, which I haven't figured out yet, the problem always seems to come back.
- I experienced this issue in more than 1 machine, so I reckon it's not a problem with the computer.
- It happens when best HD is selected. But I usually get bit rates around 4000-5000 kbps.
- What is definitely interesting regarding this frame skipping is that it's not related to a bitrate dropping, but more important it is entirely periodic. I timed it, and it will happen after every n second.
Has anyone else experienced such an issue? Has it ever been reported in the past? Any help would be greatly apreciated.
This is a bizarre issue, indeed; if you have a Windows computer, here's a troubleshooting step I would recommend:
Hope this helps!
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