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Hulu is choppy in full screen

ChibaChiba Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
First of all, here's my system specs.

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Google Chrome
AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M600 2.40 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 (Approx Total Memory 1970 MB)

I experienced this issue with my previous laptop which was much less powerful as well.
Whenever I watch hulu and without doing full screen it runs perfectly smooth. However when I make it full screen it becomes really choppy. This happens in Chrome and firefox. Is there anything I can do to make it run smoother or is that just how hulu is?

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    badpoetbadpoet Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I've had nothing but problems getting mine to run smoothly on fullscreen as well. It's better if I don't have it in 480 and if I right click the screen, go to settings, and change the quality to medium. But it's still not great.

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    WootloopsWootloops Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Right click, settings , turn off "Enable Hardware Acceleration". This worked for me, anyway.

    Flash videos still suck up my CPU usage like crazy, though. No idea what to do about that.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I have the same problem, but I figured it had to do with using a laptop's built in video card to display on a 23' widescreen monitor. I'll have to try the hardware acceleration thing.

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    TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Yeah, it's probably the hardware acceleration. I'd have my video freeze on me completely, but that fixed it.

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    shadydentistshadydentist Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Flash's hardware acceleration is still pretty wonky. Though supposedly its going to be fixed in the next major update.

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    finalflight89finalflight89 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    The Flash 10.1 beta reduces CPU load while playing flash videos, allowing them to play smoothly. You can find it here. Now I can play HD hulu videos fullscreen without any choppiness! Of course, it's still a beta, so use at your own risk.

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