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#195658 28-Apr-2016 21:19
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Quality looks ok, but fairly high cpu usage on both browsers running full screen (1920x1080) - boy I miss the experience of using my roku.

But thought I'd look at lightbox again glen the recent spark announcement and that suits is on there. Which Ve not seem.

Machine is an and a6 gigabyte brix with 2gb ram. Dedicated htpc. Any guidance?




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  #1543663 28-Apr-2016 22:19
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Which AMD a-series?

Try forcing hardware acceleration in Chrome if not enabled.



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  #1543812 29-Apr-2016 08:29
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gzt: Which AMD a-series?

Try forcing hardware acceleration in Chrome if not enabled.

 

 

 

My Sig says A8 - so I'm assuming I have that right.  Ahh found it.  AMD A8-5545M

 

Now I know Its pretty good playing Freeview HD via network or streaming from ITV or Sky Go via chrome.  Was surprised lightbox had issues.  Unless it's a higher bitrate....I couldnt' see how to reduce it to fix the stutter.

 

I'll have a look for the hardware acceleration in chrome. - Yes that's on.

 

Man I wish there was a native Windows 10 App, or kodi, or roku





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Windows 10
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  #1543880 29-Apr-2016 10:41
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ok no SIG's on mobile site.

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  #1543901 29-Apr-2016 10:49
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What is the video hardware? Any later drivers for that?



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  #1543908 29-Apr-2016 11:01
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gzt: What is the video hardware? Any later drivers for that?

 

 

 

Hmm good point, its a AMD Radeon HD 8510G.  And the driver is 4/11/2015.  So yes I suspect there might be newer drivers.

 

I'll have a go at upgrading that.

 

 





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Windows 10
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  #1543936 29-Apr-2016 11:21
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Worth a go. Btw does it play HD on YouTube via chrome browser ok?



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  #1543945 29-Apr-2016 11:23
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gzt: Worth a go. Btw does it play HD on YouTube via chrome browser ok?

 

 

 

tbh, with the roku there, I'll normally play youtube on that.  But I'll give it a go. 





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Windows 10
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  #1544135 29-Apr-2016 17:41
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So tried lightbox again tonight, still real bad. By comparison went to YouTube, forced 1080p and played a video. Was fine. Not stuttering at all.




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  #1544157 29-Apr-2016 18:25
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That's unfortunate. I would have thought that machine is capable but maybe it is lack of chip level graphics on that cpu. There may be a bit more investigation possible with chrome but not much.

Try a support call to Lightbox?



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  #1544249 29-Apr-2016 21:09
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I've actually bought a Chromecast. As much as I hate no remotes, the quality for lb is good, and it's a better experience than keyboard/mouse.




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Windows 10
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  #1544282 29-Apr-2016 22:09
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Could be something stealing CPU at critical moments. Chromecast 2? ok that should be interesting.



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  #1544301 29-Apr-2016 22:33
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gzt: Could be something stealing CPU at critical moments. Chromecast 2? ok that should be interesting.


Yeah,. Seems to work well. And quality is pretty good also.

Had a quick look when pc was stuttering, cpu was 72-90%




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Windows 10
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