Jailbroken Appletv 2 stutters video

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Dustin81783, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Dustin81783 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2011
    After jailbreaking my apple tv, while watching any videos, about every 10 seconds it will freeze for half a second, then speed up. Everything will play fine again...for about 10 more seconds, then it stutters again, and again...

    Has anyone experienced this, and are there any fixes? I believe I jailbroke it using pwnagetool.

    Should I re jailbreak it using seasonpass? If so, has anyone had this problem with the SP jailbreak?
  2. akswun macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2009
    I'm guessing it's not worth it to jailbread it? :?
  3. Dokk macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    IA, TX ... I never know
    I've jail broken two ATV 2s using Seas0npass and haven't seen any issues with stuttering playback. Every once in a while, Lowtide restarts itself (usually while browsing a series in Netflix or browsing through some other list that pulls metadata from the web), but I don't think that's a problem inherent to a jailbreak.

    Regarding akswun's question, yeah -- it is worth it to jailbreak. Plenty of threads on MacRumors and the interwebs about that; but that's neither here or there for /this/ thread.
  4. MonkeyCookie macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2008
    I think it likely doesn't have anything to do with the jailbreaking. Causes for stuttering issues vary, but they range from feeding the Apple TV a 1080p movie (which is possible after jailbreaking), as the hardware cannot always handle 1080p movies, to the network simply being unable to transmit enough data for the Apple TV to play the movie smoothly.

    My guess is that the Apple TV isn't receiving data quickly enough, and it stutters and pauses while waiting for more data. One way you can troubleshoot this is to connect the apple TV and the source computer to the same router/switch with an ethernet cable. If it still has stuttering issues over a 100% wired connection, then the connection isn't the issue. If that's the case, it could be issues the Apple TV, the source computer, or even the encoding of the movie. Apple products are generally happiest with H.264-encoded movie files.

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