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Media player for MKV files?

Discussion in 'General Multimedia & VoIP Discussion' started by iamtammi, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. iamtammi

    iamtammi New Around Here

    Feb 22, 2019
    I have my PC hooked up to my receiver via HDMI to watch movies on my big tv, but when using VLC player the video plays a bit choppy/jerky, usually noticeable when there's movement or panning onscreen. Just wondering if there's a much better option than this, which will play the files perfectly smooth like you'd get on a Bluray player?
  2. Shah Saad

    Shah Saad Occasional Visitor

    Feb 5, 2019
    Are the MKV clips playing normal (without choppy/jerky) on your PC? I mean on the motinor/LCD/LED attached with the PC.
  3. Dave Parker

    Dave Parker Regular Contributor

    Apr 22, 2015
    Marmaduke Ar.
    Could you give a little more I formation on your pc? Laptop or desktop? Are you using a GPU? Also how old is your HDMI cablecable? Is it 2.1 compliant? I recently purchased a new 55 inch 4K tv and I find that I'm pushing my 7 year old MSI graphics card to the limit. I replaced my old HDMI cables with Amazon Basic cables that are 2.1 compliant. They are not expensive and it may make a difference. I regularly use VLC and have no problems with any video format. But if you are moving up to 4K, every link in the chain becomes a bit more important.
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