XBMC/Kodi stutters until reboot

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  1. WJR

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    So as the title suggests I'm having trouble with my HTPC and XBMC. When I boot it from cold it will stutter like crazy playing anything in XBMC and I'm forced to reboot and then it will run fine.

    I initially thought it was a lack of horsepower because I was running an x3 720 cpu and 5450 so I upgraded it to a FX4300 8gb RAM and a GTX 460 which is massive overkill for a HTPC.

    I have also tried different versions of Kodi/XBMC but it still does it.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Your best option is to change all the settings inside System and Video Playback settings. Make sure you have viewing the expert settings.
    Check the DXA settings.
    Make sure the test video is actually working - use VLC outside of Kodi.

    It took me a while to find the right settings, it's a lot of jumping around menus.
    If you haven't already, check out OPENELEC if you are running through windows.
    See if any changes to any settings make any difference [positive or negative because negative is just as important]

    Also check your video drivers are 100% up-to-date.
    Cheers
     
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    Are you running the sound and video through direct sound or wsatapi? Have you tried on a standard version of Kodi with no skins etc? What are you outputting - have you tried a very basic avi file with no fancy audio (dts etc) to see if it is a decoding issue?
     
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    Yeah I'll have a fiddle with the settings and see how I go.

    Thanks for the heads up about OPENELEC too, I didn't know it existed or that I could do it that way, I'm currently using windows 7 on the HTPC but it would be good to boot straight into the media center.
     
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    I only get this when i need Reboot for windows updates
     
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    Not sure about the sound, I'll have a look. Currently running an unskinned version of Kodi and out putting at 1080p if that's what you meant.

    I'll try a basic avi and see if it does it, thx for the idea. :thumbup:
     
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    Decided to take the plunge and install OPENELEC, the good news is no more stuttering but the bad news is it doesn't detect 2 of my 4 drives. :upset:

    I'm in a real fucking mess now, I know squat about Linux.
     
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    On my HTPC I am running the Win10 Preview as the OS and it is "awesome" then I have Kodi Installed as an "application" with my previously stated Addons.

    From your latest post it seems you were running - Kodibuntu - the OS and not the application Kodi?
     
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    No I was running Windows 7 with Kodi installed but then Installed OPENELEC and couldn't get it to detect my other 2 drives.....now I'm going to download and try windows 10 and Kodi.
     
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    Stutter is really often caused by your audio path, how is your audio connected?
     
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    Via HDMI.

    Okay got Windows 10 installed and all seems smooth now.
     
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    Cool. Driver for this will be super sensitive.

    Stutter is often caused by video dropping frames to stay in sync with audio.
     

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