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brennan73
January 25th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Vista Ultimate PC, running Windows Media Center; I have it set up to minimize the MC interface when Boxee is started. P4 3.2, 2GB/RAM.

In short, when accessing Internet videos (specifically Hulu, also Joost), playback is VERY choppy; even mouse movement becomes choppy during video playback. It's not unwatchable, but it's close.

Ideas?

nalthien
January 25th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Vista Ultimate PC, running Windows Media Center; I have it set up to minimize the MC interface when Boxee is started. P4 3.2, 2GB/RAM.

In short, when accessing Internet videos (specifically Hulu, also Joost), playback is VERY choppy; even mouse movement becomes choppy during video playback. It's not unwatchable, but it's close.

Ideas?

Try closing Windows Media Center while Boxee is open and see if this helps. If I end up with both open somehow, my whole system freaks out.

brennan73
February 14th, 2009, 01:26 AM
Closing MCE didn't help; also, Hulu works great elsewhere with MCE running (e.g. in the http://www.secondrun.tv plugin). This seems to be a problem with Boxee specifically. No improvement in the new builds, alas.

zsilak
February 14th, 2009, 02:53 AM
I have the same problem.

ams123
February 14th, 2009, 07:06 AM
P4 3.2 might not be enough processor for Hulu HD 480P content. My desktop is a AMD 3000+ and playback is choppy but on my HTPC AMD 4200+ it is nice and smooth.