I’m happily using a Vero 4k+ for more than 6 months but recently I’m experiencing some weird stuttering issues, mostly on h265 1080p24 and 1080p23* content.
About my setup: all content is stored on a NAS and it is connected to the same router as the Vero via Gigabit Ethernet (both wired ). I’m using NFS to access the files. Never had any issues with this setup and nothing changed in the network chain since I’m using the Vero unit.
My display settings are:
Settings>System>Display>Whitelist> (empty) *
Settings>Player>Videos>Adjust display refresh rate> Always (but it’s the same effect with “On start/stop”)
Sync playback to display is off
The Vero is connected to a relatively recent LG LCD TV and all audio is passthrough via HDMI (Vero → TV → ARC Soundbar).
So what I see: after starting the video, stuttering starts almost immediately (apart from being visible, it is also quantified when I enable Player Debug Info). What I can see in the debug info is whenever the pc frames drop to zero, that’s when frame skipping occurs.
If I restart the Vero, it seems the effect is not present, at least not for the first video I’m playing.
All in all, it’s sporadic but also somewhat deterministic
Note: For whatever reason I don’t see this effect on UHD content at all (also h265 encoded)… also very rarely on h264 HD content. But I can see it on SD MPEG4 and h264 content
I’ll upload logs as soon as I can.