by Anton

January 27, 2021

Windows 10 is an operating system that offers exceptional functionality to most users. Advanced computer users will appreciate the customization options, while regular users will find the system easy to use. One of the most common things people do with their Windows 10 device is watch videos. Normally the computer can play the videos without any problems, but there are cases where problems may occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we look at the Windows 10 video stutter problem.

How to fix Windows 10 video startup problem

Restart the computer before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting actions below. This action refreshes the operating system and removes the corrupted temporary data that could be causing the problem.

Several factors can cause this particular problem, from outdated graphics drivers to corrupted data. Here are the recommended steps to solve this particular problem.

Make sure you are using the latest Windowsupdate.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your computer has the latest Windows update. The latest update usually contains some bug fixes for older versions.

  • Type Windows Update in the Windows search box. Click on the first search result that appears.
  • Click the Check for updates button in the update settings. Windows automatically checks for updates and installs them. It may even encourage you to start from scratch.

Check if video stutters in Windows 10.

Update graphics driver

If the problem persists, try updating your graphics drivers.

  • Go to the Start menu and click the power button on the bottom left.
  • While holding down the Shift key on the keyboard, left-click on the Restart option. This interrupts the normal startup of the PC and displays a list of options from which you can choose. Choose Troubleshooting.
  • Click on the Advanced Options button.
  • In the Advanced Settings screen, select Startup Settings and restart the computer using the button below.
  • After restarting the computer, you will find several options that you can select from the list using the function keys F1 – F9. To start the computer in safe mode, press the function keys F4, F5 or F6, as appropriate.
  • Your computer is now in secure mode.
  • Right-click the Windows key and select Device Manager from the list of available options.
  • Expand the Display Adapters pane and right-click on the display hardware. Select the Delete Device option. Windows will open a dialog box to confirm your actions, click OK, and continue to the next step.
  • Restart your computer. Press Windows + S to bring up the search bar on the Start menu. In the Windows Update dialog box, type. Click on the first search result.
  • Click the Check for updates button in the update settings. Windows automatically checks for updates and installs them. It may even encourage you to start from scratch.

Check if video stutters in Windows 10.

Restoring the power supply plan default setting

One of the factors that can cause this problem is the misconfiguration of the power plan. Try changing this setting to the default.

  • Right-click on the battery icon in the lower right corner of the screen and select Power Options.
  • Click the Change Plan Settings button for your current energy plan.
  • Click the Restore Defaults option for this plan. Windows may ask for confirmation before restoring default settings. Push hard. Do it for all power plans.
  • Restart your computer

Check if video stutters in Windows 10.

Changing the graphics card parameters

If you have two graphics cards (dedicated and integrated) in your computer, you should try disabling the integrated graphics card.

  • Press Windows + R to start the Startup application.
  • In the devmgmt.msc dialog box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. Launches your computer’s Device Manager.
  • Go to the Display Adapters category and look for Intel HD graphics.
  • Find Intel HD Graphics under Options, right-click and select Disable Device.
  • Restart your computer.

Check if video stutters in Windows 10.

Changing browser settings

If the problem occurs when playing a video through a browser, the following tips may help.

For Microsoft Edge, try disabling Adobe Flash.

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click the Settings button (three dots) in the top right corner of the window.
  • In the drop-down menu that appears, click the Settings button at the bottom of the menu.
  • Scroll down until you find the Show advanced settings option. Click on it.
  • Uncheck the option Use Adobe Flash Player.
  • Save the changes and restart the browser.

For Google Chrome, try disabling hardware acceleration.

  • Launch Chrome and select Menu > Settings.
  • Scroll down and select More.
  • Go to the System section and select the Use Hardware Acceleration check box, if available.

Check if video stutters in Windows 10.

Chrome WideVine component update

Widevine Content Decryption Module is a decryption module embedded in Chrome browsers that allows Chrome to play DRM-protected HTML5 video and audio. If this feature is depreciated, it could cause this problem.

  • Open Chrome and start a new tab.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Del simultaneously to clear the browser cache/cookies.
  • Press Clear Data to clear the cache.
  • Turn off the chrome completely.
  • Press the Windows + R keys simultaneously to open the Run command prompt.
  • Type C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Chrome/Application and press Enter.
  • Double-click on the numbered folder there. The file will contain the version of the application.
  • Delete the WideVineCDM folder that is in this directory.
  • Return to the desktop and press Windows + R again.
  • Type C:UsernameAppDataLocalGoogleChrome and press Enter.
  • Delete the WideVineCdm folder and at that location.
  • Open Chrome and start a new tab.
  • In the address bar, type the following address and press Enter: chrome://components
  • Under WideVine Content Decryption Module, click Check for Updates.
  • Wait for the process to complete and close Google Chrome completely.

Check if video stutters in Windows 10.

Computer problems? You can contact us via this form. We’ll try to help you.

 

Related Tags:

video stuttering windows 10 2020windows 10 video playback choppyvideo stuttering windows 10 redditvideo not playing smoothly windows 10video stuttering windows 10, 2019windows 10 stuttering 2020audio and video stutter windows 10video lagging issue in windows 10

About the author 

Anton

Leave a Repl​​​​​y

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Be Careful When Torrenting, Use a VPN