As a powerful media player, VLC is widely used nowadays and welcomed by many video enthusiasts. Almost all audio and video formats could be compatible with VLC streaming media player. Even though VLC media player is quite great in playing various videos and audios, it may also run into some technical problems like other software. One of the most common technical issues is VLC stuttering or jumping while playing. The audio and video are not consistent or don’t play perfectly at all time, especially for the HD video due to its large size. Specifically, the VLC may skip many parts of the video or audio and it presents to be very choppy which may make you very frustrated. Then why does the problem of VLC stuttering happen? How to solve VLC stuttering? Actually, there are a number of ways you can try to fix VLC stuttering. If you are looking for the solutions, you can stop here. This article will have a clear discussion on VLC stuttering. Just follow the instructions below.

Solution 1: Modify Parameters

The first way you can choose to solve VLC stuttering is to check the parameters of this media player which may influence the fluency of the playback. Sometimes, if the caching value is too high, then it may result in that there will be a larger lag when you want to manually skip to a new point and the video will be choppy. It is quite easy to modify this parameter. You only need to go to settings window at the bottom of the dialog, scroll down to select “All”, then go to “Input/Codecs”, “Access modules”, and “File” where you can change the caching value. By default, the value is usually set in milliseconds, and you just set it to a smaller value (Setting the value to 1000 will buffer for 1 second).

Solution 2: Deactivate Hardware Decoding

Besides modifying the caching value, you can also take another solution into consideration. According to some users’ feedback, it will be easy to solve the VLC stuttering issue by deactivating hardware decoding. Usually, hardware acceleration of decoding process is beneficial for the streaming of playback, but in case, it may cause conflicts with your driver. Here, in order to solve the video lagging issues, you can try to disable hardware decoding. The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Enter the “Preferences” panel.

Step 2. Then click “Input/Codecs” to navigate “Hardware-accelerated decoding” and set it to “Disable”.

Step 3. Just click “Save” and you have deactivated hardware decoding.

Solution 3: Use Leawo Blu-ray Player as the VLC alternative

If you have ever experienced VLC stuttering issues, then it may destroy your confidence in multimedia players. If you still can’t solve VLC stuttering by referring to the above solutions, here there will be another direct solution which is to use another piece of media player for alternative. Then Leawo Blu-ray Player is highly recommended to you. As a 100% free and 6-in-1 media player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), ISO file with AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA and other popular formats supported.


Leawo Free Blu-ray Player 

☉ 100% free movie player for Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P video for free.

☉ Free Blu-ray disc player to play 4K Blu-ray disc and 1080P Blu-ray disc, regardless of disc protection and region code.

☉ Support multiple audio decoding systems like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

☉ Adjust subtitles, video and audio during media playback.

With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player software could provide you quality-lossless image for even 4K video, stereo audio enjoyment, all regions free DVD decryption and user-oriented playback control. Besides, Leawo Blu-ray Player’s practical bonus features including useful power manager, custom skin / language / background, snap screenshots, especially virtual remote controller make it a better choice for all playback choice. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically. The instructions for playing are quite easy.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it.

Step 2. Enter the main interface and load the ISO movie on the computer by clicking the “Open File” button on the home interface. When you have imported the ISO movie, then you can see it on the playlist.


Step 3. Set subtitles. After loading the ISO movie, it will be played automatically. During the playback, you can move mouse to the title area. Then you could see 4 icons.


Step 4. Then select the first icon and a pop-up window for subtitles setting will appear which includes “Enable subtitles”, “Subtitle offset”, “Subtitle selecting”, “Browse for subtitle”.


Step 5. Set video and audio parameters. The video and audio setting process is as the same as subtitle settings. Click the second icon and the third icon in the title area to set video parameters and audio parameters respectively. The editing features of Leawo Blu-ray Player could allow you to obtain a customized video and will give you more special watching experience.


According to the above referential instructions, next time you will not be bothered by the stuttering playback in the VCL player. The causes may vary and the solutions depend. Anyway, you can simplely use Leawo Blu-ray Player as a VLC alternative media player to find the solutions. With it, you can freely enjoy the playbacks without any hitches.