Many Windows 11 users have experienced significant delays in video playback across all video applications and platforms. Video playback is sometimes delayed by 5-10 seconds in all media players and streaming platforms. This is an annoying problem, especially if you are trying to watch your favorite show. Let’s see what you can do about stuttering video playback in Windows 11.
What causes a stuttering video playback issue in Windows 11?
- Corrupted files.
- Unstable browser cache.
- Problems with the flash drive.
- Incompatible graphics drivers.
- Viruses and malware infections.
- Unfavorable hardware configuration.
- Malfunctioning processor or card processor.
How do I fix stuttering video playback in Windows 11?
Update your video card drivers
- Press the Windows key and type Device Manager in the search box.
- Click Device Manager in the search results to open it.
- In Device Manager, expand the Display Adapters section by double-clicking it to see all installed drivers.
- Right-click on the appropriate graphics driver and select Update Driver.
- The Update Driver window opens. Select the Automatically check drivers option here.
- Windows will search for updates for that driver and install them on your system.
- Restart your computer after the driver update is complete. Check if the video problem is resolved.
Check if there are any hardware changes on your system
- Press the Windows and R keys simultaneously to open “Run”.
- Type devmgmt.MSC and press Enter to open Device Manager.
- In Device Manager, you’ll see the name of your device at the top.
- Right-click on it and select Check for hardware changes.
- This will find the new hardware and install the necessary drivers.
- Once this process is complete, try playing the video to see if the problem is resolved.
Performing a Windows update
- Press Windows + R to open Run.
- Type ms-settings:windowsupdate to open Windows Update in Settings.
- Click Check for updates to see if updates are available for Windows.
- If updates are available, Windows downloads and installs them according to your update settings.
- After Windows has updated, you should restart your computer.
- Check if the video plays without a delay.
Change the video card settings
- Run with a combination of Windows and R.
- Type devmgmt.MSC and click OK to open the System Device Manager.
- In the list, double-click Display Adapters to expand them.
- Right-click Intel HD Graphics in the list of display adapters and select Disable Device.
- Restart your computer and see if the problem persists on your PC.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the most common problems causing delays and stuttering when playing videos in web browsers is "hardware acceleration." This is when a program uses special computer hardware to make a task more efficient than the software that performs it.
- Look for hardware changes in the OS.
- Update the display driver.
- Look for hardware changes.
- Check the power management settings.
- Change the background image settings in Windows 10.
- Change the number of processors in MS Config.
- Use a third-party repair tool.
- Update the graphics driver.
- Install Windows updates.
- Restore the default settings of the selected power management plan.
- Change the wallpaper settings.
- Change the browser settings.
- Check for malware.
- Check for hardware modifications.
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