Just wanted to add my notes to this mix. Ever since the large update (the one that made everything really pretty) I've had trouble with nearly every video I've played. Never had a single flaw before.
Most are .mp4, I mean really, they are all YIFY downloads that I've never had a hitch playing before the update. File sizes under 1GB.
Most of those files are stuttering/stopping until I pause then hit play, or come to the computer and change the quality to "original"
I've also played a .mkv that was 2.9GB. I used the subtitles on that movie. It stopped about four or so times throughout. Not stutter but stopped (after about 15mins on one stop it did resume by itself). Weird thing on that was when I had to go to the computer to change the quality to Original, or it restarted on its own that once, the selected language changed as soon as it restarted. Found that odd/annoying.
I've never had a problem with my internet (30/15 Mbps) or Netgear R6100. I'm not streaming or multitasking. I have a year subscription because this app is awesome and was perfect for marathoning seasons of tv shows and being able to control it from my phone. Now it's kinda pointless since i have to get up everytime it stops and mess with the quality setting.
(Also, did the volume control on the phone app get removed? Or am i just totally missing it?)
Sounds exactly like me. Ever since the update, I've been having issues. Playing mp4's and mkv's. I'm the only one on the Internet. More to the point, I'm playing videos that played perfectly fine a couple weeks back that now stutter constantly. Changing the quality does nothing. Most files are below 2GB. I've rebooted my router, Chromecast, Chrome... uninstalled Videostream and Chrome, then reinstalled. Nothing works. Done speed tests to assure my Internet is working properly. It happens only with Videostream, no other applications.