Yes, modifying refresh rate in BIOS helps. I saw this problem discussed and answered in another thread.
Hey thanks for a quick reply.
I'm not sure what you mean by refresh rate in the BIOS means.
In the video section of the BIOS, the only things I can do is change minimum memory from 64MB up to 1G and/or Aperture size from 128MB up to 1G.
Can you confirm what the other display rate settings are in PHT. I have PHT installed on other machines (but not my NUC) and found to get display rate refresh to work properly I had to use the following:
Adjust display refresh rat to match video: Always
Pause during refresh rate change: Off
Sync playback to display: Yes
A/V sync method: video clock (drop/dupe audio)
Thanks for that link, but I'm doing 1080p, not 4k. This system is more than capable of doing 1080p and auto adjusting of the video refresh rate. And remember, by 3 year old Athlon setup can do it.
They match what you have and I still get the stutter.
Can someone tell me what the IGD Minimum Memory and Aperture size mean? I know IGD is Integrated Graphics Device. They're currently set to the minimum and was wondering if changing these could help out with my problem.
IGD Minimum Memory is the minimum quantity of shared memory and Aperture size means the maximum quantity of shared memory for video.
By default NUCs come with a range of 64MB to 1028MB.
Thanks for that Mike. I did do some internet search on that and figured that out. I have learned that I can go to 512K for "Minimum Memory" and 1G for "Aperture". If I try to set Minimum Memory to 1G, the BIOS freezes. None of those changes helped. However, it was suggested from the AVS forums that I need to setup Plex audio output to WASAPI instead of Direct Sound. I'm not sure what it's set to right now since I'm at work, so won't be able to test that out until I get home tonight.
Interesting bit there...I too had the BIOS freeze when I set the minimum memory to 1024MB. Thought it was my crappy Corsair ValueRAM, but maybe not.
Adjusting the Plex settings for audio output did not help.
For Plex, there were two settings in audio.
Audio output device was set to direct.
Passhthrough device was set to WASAPI
When I changed Audio output device to WASAPI, there was no change.
Other interesting tidbits. If I set the refresh rate through the Intel Graphics control panel to either 23p or 24p, then the movie plays with no problem other than the audio hiccups every now and then.
This is really sad. I will try a clean install this weekend one more time. If not, I'm shipping this back to Newegg and will look at an nVidia Shield.
Can't help with the issue you are having, but as you mention maybe switching to the nVidia Shield I'd also suggest looking at Raspberry Pi 2 and Rasplex. If you are just looking for a media player for Plex Home Theater then in my view it is by far the best option and RasPlex is still being actively developed. The cost all in would be < $100 including power supply, case, board, SD card. The only reason I mention it is that I have just switched my 2 x HTPCs (AMD Phenom X2 955 / AMD Radeon / SSD / WIndows 10) to Raspberry Pi 2s and it has been a very positive experience. I am able to direct play 30GB BluRay MKVs with no issues.
I was tired of the constant updates to Windows and the size and heat of the HTPCs hence the reason for the switch.
A quick review shows that it does not support HD audio passthrough, even the Pi 2.
I am using a NUC6i5SYH, Windows 10 fresh install, running plex media server and plex media center, and have the exact same issue.
Stuttering when i run the NUC at 1008P 60Hz, fine when i run it at 1080P 23Hz.
I thought the output was supposed to change automatically when the video is 23Hz...