TF810c - HD streaming very poor :-(

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  1. galtom

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    Hi,
    is it Atom SoC in this device that is not strong enough or is it something else?
    How is it on your tablets?

    Netflix HD or BBC HD - no, no. I got problems with sound, picture is skipping frames, and audio and video is out of sync.(when watching via browser).

    HBO Go is struggling to play at all times and I am forced to use browser (but unlike in BBC case I can not choose quality) as there is no dedicated app.

    Hulu HD via IE10 seems to be working fine.

    What are your experiences wit VOD services?
     
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    I used HBO Go in my browser this past weekend, and had very few problems. Maybe 2-3 times during the 2 hour movie had the buffering message for a period of a few seconds. I haven't tried it with my Dell XPS1530 laptop so I can't compare the experience. I did ask a friend about his use of a first gen iPad using HBO Go and he said he had a similar experience with an occassional buffering also.
     
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    I have no problem streaming Netflix in HD. No skipped frames or anything yet. It's not the tablet. Settings or connection perhaps?
     
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    I had no problems with buffering. I got really good 20mbps broadband so speed of connection is not an issue.
    But my picture was blurry or rather "squarry" if it makes any sense.
    I tried both Chrome and IE10 and in both quality was disappointing.

    Are you talking about browser or application? In application I got no problems - works great. But in browser mode when HD kicks in device struggles with playback :(, same thing with BBC Player. SD is awesome, HD not watchable.
     
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    My IE10 browser experience was great. Sharp picture. By "squarry" do you mean pixelating? If so, I didn't have pixelating problems.
     
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    Yes, and playback is not smooth, as it is loosing frames.
    Exactly as if I would be playing back a movie (from HDD) with resolution/quality to big.

    No idea what to do/change :-(
     
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    iPlayer in HD works fine for me in IE10. So does YouTube.
     
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    Just watched that on YT (Big Buck Bunny [HD] | FULL MOVIE Short film (2008) - YouTube) - 1080p no problem. Playback is smooth. But Top Gear form BBC or HBO Go... much, much different :-(.

    Just checked BBC iPlayer.
    Funny thing. In Chrome, under Flash settings, hardware acceleration was off.
    Once activated, playback is better but still worse than on YT.
    However in IE10 I do not have such option at all - still, once turned on in Chrome in IE10 playback is smooth as silk.

    I can not understand what is going on?

    Time to test Netflix and HBO and Silverlight settings.
     
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    I guess if it runs smooth, then you're getting a H.264 video streamed in.

    In case it stutters and the cpu is too weak, it's probably a fully bloated flash video that is not even hardware-accelerated. Try disabling Flash so that the website "falls back" to native MPEG4/H.264.
     
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    Netflix great, HBO Go shy.
    And since both run Silverlight I can not disable Flash :-(
     
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