I'm using several Chromecast devices (1st and 2nd gen) for some years. Some month ago I noticed frequent dropouts started to appear when using Chromecast enabled sites/apps (YouTube, Netflix, etc) on all of them. Audio is constantly stuttering, in scenes with lots of movement also image stops. Using the sparse configuration options (surround, 50Hz) show no difference. I already tried factory resetting them and ensured there is no connectivity problem. WiFi/airtime and speedtest look fine. Also the devices are at different locations using different networks/providers, using LTE instead of the local network has no effect and local sources like casting tabs works fine in all cases, so I do not think it's a network issue.
At the moment I can only speculate YT/Netflix started using different codecs/settings which are no longer supported by my older Chromecasts GPUs for hardware decoding. As there doesn't seem to be a way to get the original apps back working I would like to use tab casting to offload decoding to my PC. While this works mostly chrome still insists to use the broken apps on every chromecast enabled site.
Any tips if there are any ways to go forward without tossing the devices and going back to a trusty, old HDMI-cable?
Hey there htat,
I apologize about the late response, thank you for being patient! Were you able to fix that stuttering issue? If not, I'd be happy to help out, let me just ask you some questions about what's happening:
I look forward to your response, and if you have any other questions or concerns for me, please let me know!
We haven't heard back from htat, and it's been a few days, so I'm locking the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.
Have a good one!