Laptop wont play video smoothly, I've tried everything I can think of!? Answered
I've got a compaq cq50-139wm laptop. It's single core cpu, 2 gig ram, intel centrino, intel express chipset 4 integrated graphics, I don't know exactly all what is the important factor here. See this page, it lists more specs:
I factory reset it using the recovery manager, took off all the bloat programs, nothing seems to be maxed out, (cpu, ram)
we have 50 mbps internet, the laptop just not only cant stream video smoothly, it can't even play video smoothly. If I try to play a dvd or any type of video file using any video player, it just doesnt work, the video is still still choppy. Audio is fine. The laptop has windows vista home basic, I checked and microsoft auto update says the graphics drivers are up to date. I tied adding Service packs 1 and 2 but that didn't solve the issue.
I just dont even know what else I could try. Suggestions? Other than the video issue the laptop works quite well.