You may want to look into using the newest Media Player Classic and enable DXVA (DirectX Video Acceleration) support. DXVA basically puts 95% of the decoding process onto a supported video card's built-in video processor, so you get really smooth playback with no stuttering or skipping.
There are a few things you should know:
- You must be using an Nvidia GeForce 9xxx series card or a Radeon HD 4650 (or better).
- The bluray disc itself must be encoded in H.264 aka MPEG-4 AVC (most new ones are), but 2006 and prior releases may be in VC-1.
- If you are playing a VC-1 encoded bluray disc you must have the Radeon card for DXVA support at this time in MPC.
- You must be using the latest drivers for whichever card you have.
I recommend that you download the K-Lite Codec Pack
, install it and use it for your video playback. When it asks you, make sure you enable DXVA support and it will automatically make the necessary changes to your configuration for you.
I did not need to change any settings manually to get it working, but on an NVIDIA card it only works with h.264/MPEG-4 encoded video. That includes videos which you download from the net, most of which are now h264 encoded.