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Default Hulu on my Mini9: Full buffer = bad performance? - 11-15-2009, 01:11 AM

Trying the new hulu desktop on my mini9 running 10.5.8 and I stumbled upon a strange, repeatable phenomenon. When I started hulu up, it would be a little jittery for a second or two, then settle down to play reasonably smoothly. Then if I paused and let the buffer go to Full, I'd get non-stop jittering.

In trying this multiple times, I found I didn't have to pause to have this happen. Any time the buffer would get to full, I'd get the jitters.

Anyone else seeing this?
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Default 11-15-2009, 04:42 AM

Windows or Linux? Maybe when the buffer fills you are going into virtual memory?
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Default 11-15-2009, 05:16 AM

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Windows or Linux? Maybe when the buffer fills you are going into virtual memory?
Neither. It's Mac OS X 10.5.8, as stated in the original post.

I actually wrote off Hulu Desktop a while back because it never actually worked, at least not in a watchable state. I'm downloading it again now to check it out again and see if I can duplicate the problem.


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Default 11-16-2009, 02:08 AM

did you run boxee (alpha software) to see if playing hulu vids from there run more efficiently?
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Default 11-16-2009, 06:19 PM

I haven't - I'll give boxee another try tonight.
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Default 11-16-2009, 10:52 PM

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In trying this multiple times, I found I didn't have to pause to have this happen. Any time the buffer would get to full, I'd get the jitters.

Anyone else seeing this?
i get this with normal web hulu. if i pause it the b uffer gets full and the stuttering audio starts. i have to reload the page to reset the video stream to regain acceptable viewing (which is barely acceptable mind you).


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Default 11-17-2009, 03:29 AM

Hulu does stutter a little when the buffer is full on my 10v. Of course, as SkyWriter mentioned, the same thing happens with the web version. That's why I try to avoid Hulu when possible.


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Default 11-18-2009, 01:29 AM

try using the latest adobe flash that was just released pretty much fixed my stutter on hulu with full screen.


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