|Is anyone with an older single core computer having problems with netflix streaming. All of a sudden, netflix is running very choppy (comparable to a slide show). CPU is at 100%, which is obviously affecting the playback performance. Never did this in the past, I always had nice fluid playback. |
I've been noticing more and more these days how video playback is becoming unplayable on older PC's such as mine. Given the same resolution (480p), playback that once maybe used 50 percent of the cpu, is now using 100. It doesn't make sense to me. It's almost as if they are trying to force people to upgrade their PC's in order to run even a 480p video.
One example: Hulu used to run great on my PC in fulll screen at 480p. However, about a year ago they did something to their software which caused this same resolution to be unplayable in full screen mode. Even 360p will not run in full screen mode without choppiness. It seems that the same thing is now happening with netflix. I really don't feel like upgrading my PC just to use netflix, but I may have to now.
Yes, my PC is old, and I would like to upgrade someday when I have the available funds. I'm just having a hard time understanding why a standard resolution like 480p can't even be played anymore on a 3 ghz computer. Inefficient software software is my guess.
Netflix system requirements: 1 GHz CPU, 512 MB ram -- that is laughable.