I have a Sony Viao and until recently enjoyed HD content via BBCiplayer and VLC media player. Files up to 6gb have played fine.
Recently it is struggling. I am not running anything that I do normally. Nor Have I installed anything new. I since having the issues I cleared BBCiPlayer, uninstalled and reinstalled it. And too, I took of VLC and reinstalled. I have cleared crap out of my PC and defrayed the PC a couple of times.
However, the problems still persist.
On play back, with BBCiPlayer, it can slow down, get out of sink, then distort and skip to catch up with itself. I have had more luck with SD tv, but not always reliable.
With VLC, it really is hit and miss. I can sometimes play (same file) fine and other times, it slows down and struggles.
I have tried it with Internet on and Off. I have gone into CTask Manager and shut down every other non essential running applications even if they are not operating.
The result appears to improve BBCiPlayer, but not always and VLC just continues to be temperamental.
iPlyaer and VLC when struggling show my CPU to be hitting low to high 90's.
ANy suggestions, tips, pointers, ideas greatly appreciated.