5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2014 3:24 PM by guycarmeli

    Poor video playback on NUC



      I have a freshly installed Intel NUC DN2820FYKH, which I've purchased specifically to serve as an HTPC.

      Sadly though I'm not experiencing the video performance I've read about. All of my videos are pretty standard - MKV's and MP4's at 1080 and 720 resolution - but none are playing smoothly so far. They are laggy and choppy, and the CPU is maxing out at 100%, as if the hardware acceleration isn't kicking in.

      My setup is pretty straightforward:
      - Intel NUC DN2820FYKH
      - 60Gb SSD
      - 4Gb RAM
      - Windows Pro 8.1
      * BIOS and drivers are all up to date (3/17/2014)
      * Changed video minimum memory to 512Mb
      * Media resides on a 2Tb WD Elements connected via USB
      * Connected to display directly via HDMI

      Tried using Plex, VLC, MPC.... installed K-Lite........ nothing. Performance varies between players, but none manage to do the job properly.

      This is very frustrating.... am I missing something? Any additional software I should install or setting to lookup?