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Bought a Chromecast the other day, Connected up fine.

If I try to cast High or Extreme quality off my Acer C710 Chromebook (upgraded to 4gb ram) it becomes very juddery (the picture) the sound is fine though. I haven't yet tried this with my Acer laptop with Ubuntu. If I switch it to normal quality its fine however.

Using Sky Fibre connection (Apple Airport Extreme router).

Any ideas? Is it that the Chromebook isn't upto streaming it in that quality? (Im planning on getting the Toshiba Chromebook 13 anyway)
 
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Hi All,

Bought a Chromecast the other day, Connected up fine.

If I try to cast High or Extreme quality off my Acer C710 Chromebook (upgraded to 4gb ram) it becomes very juddery (the picture) the sound is fine though. I haven't yet tried this with my Acer laptop with Ubuntu. If I switch it to normal quality its fine however.

Using Sky Fibre connection (Apple Airport Extreme router).

Any ideas? Is it that the Chromebook isn't upto streaming it in that quality? (Im planning on getting the Toshiba Chromebook 13 anyway)
Could be the wireless connectivity to Chromecast, could be the Chromebook, could be the router...

In general the tab/desktop casting is not very efficient though. Screen mirroring isn't Chromecast's primary function.

Also, what generation of Airport Extreme do you have? There were many that share the same name, but not he same features/performance.
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Chromebooks in general are not designed with video encoding in mind, which is an extremely demanding task. I would say that your Chromebook's CPU is bottle-necked.
 
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It's a Celeron processor. It's not strong enough for the encoding burden required at higher bitrates.
 
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I had a feeling it would be the Chromebook, It plays fine at normal quality.

I wont bother with higher quality's till I get a new Chromebook.

Airport Extreme is a 5th generation one I think
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