It's all about disk and computer CPU speed to read, decode and get going again plus "secrets."
WMC is Microsoft's own and VLC is a valiant attempt at a player that "plays them all." Microsoft did not share all that was needed to get trouble free playback in VLC. Why should they share all their secrets?
Although i've been able to answer some computer questions for others, this one has me stumped. We like using VLC media player to play back TV shows that we've recorded using Windows Media Player. When we use any of the Jump Ahead or Back controls to jump one interval it works great, no problem. If we ask it to jump two intervals it freezes for about 10 seconds then makes the second jump. If we ask it to do three Jumps the freeze time is longer.
On other computers in other rooms (som wired and some on wi-fi) we can access those same recorded shows over our home network, and there's no freeze time at all when we request multiple jumps. I mean, you'd think if there's a delay skipping ahead 60 seconds or so then it would happen over a network and not on the pc where the shows are recorded!
Also, please note that if we play back using Windows Media Center there's no delay on multiple jumps, either. So, the problem occurs only on the very pc where the recordings are made and stored. Since the Jump controls are keyboard keys i tried disconnecting our wireless keyboard and using a USB-wired keyboard, but the same problem occurs. We even tried using an SSD to store the recordings but, again, it made no improvement.
Does anyone know how to fix this, please?