Video Playback Freezes in Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Users Report

Windows 8.1, Windows 10 is quite a big deal for Microsoft’s effort of trying to pump more innovation in Windows 8. Even if you might get annoying errors during the install and even after, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 comes with interesting updates and new features that are worth trying out. Unfortunately, as a new day passes, a new bug or glitch is found in Windows 8.1, Windows 10.

This time, we are talking about video playback that seems to freeze for quite a large amount of Windows 8.1, Windows 10 users, as we hear on the Technet forums. Rick Eveleigh user complained and expressed his issue:

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When viewing downloaded videos on BBC iPlayer and streamed videos from Demand 5 the video regularly freezes for a second: the audio continues. Both graphics drivers (NVidia GeForce GT650M and Intel HD Graphics 4000) were updated by Windows Update after the 8.1 upgrade. I have downgraded both but it’s not made any effect. Has anyone else seen this?

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The latest Windows 8.1, Windows 10 graphical drivers are not yet in final form

The user mentions that he has installed the latest Nvidia drivers for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and the issue still seems to be there. What he might be overlooking is the fact that the drivers are still in the “AS IS” form. This means that the drivers are also not in the final form, so bugs and glitches are to be expected.




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The users went to complain and report their own problems, with someone reporting also seeing freezing pictures. Most likely, like I said, the issue might be caused by the fact that not even the graphical card drivers are update for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, because, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 is not yet in its final form. Therefore, if you are experiencing any issues that pose a real problem to your work on your computer, then maybe you should revert to Windows 8 by uninstalling the Windows 10, Windows 8.1 update.

You also might want to have a look at this web page from Microsoft detailing the same issue.

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