5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2009 12:01 PM by dariusdmj
starvindarvind Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
i seem to have a problem playing the videos i buy off of itunes. they always seem to lag and not play quite right. there will be random pauses and 1 second skips which makes watching these videos completely not worth it.
i'm using itunes on a windows vista w/ enough ram (4 GB) and no other application running. everything else w/ itunes works fine. when i sync these videos to my iphone, they're perfect.
i've never had a problem w/ video lag w/ any other video player. not sure if that's relevant or not.
but if anybody has a fix or a tip for me, please let me know

Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: video lag in itunes
    starvindarvind Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    i forgot to mention i currently have itunes 8
  • 2. Re: video lag in itunes
    smanatt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem, but if I pause it for a couple of seconds and start it back up, the lag is gone and stays away for the entire rest of the video. It seems this is a problem with the buffer iTunes uses to load the movie.

    This is by no means a fix, but a work around. Apple needs to address this.
  • 3. Re: video lag in itunes
    PPSaunders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am just testing a new hp 2133 mini laptop with a VIA C7-M 1.2GHz processor and have the same issue. First I tried sharing the library stored on my desktop. The video playback is so bad, I cannot watch the video. The cache setting is set to large but is there a way to make this work better? I also copied the file to the laptop but the playback is equally bad.
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    DrBender79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've tried renting movies on iTunes several times, and it is always the same problem. The video lags behind the sound by a couple seconds. It is exceedingly irritating. I have the latest version of iTunes, a 2.13 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. I don't have a problem with videos in any other software. Does anyone know of something I can do to speed up the playback?
  • 5. Re: video lag in itunes
    dariusdmj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    has apple provided a patch, or anyone found a solution to this problem of the lag on rented movies? thanks