There have been others with similar problems not necessarily on iOS devices that was traced back to something else on the same network hogging bandwidth so many something else was eating bandwidth and causing the chop. Just a thought.
This needs to be re-investigated. The stutter is back. It’s really apparent on any content that has a lot of zooming or panning. It’s like judder you’d see on a TV. I downloaded the videos to my phone and they judder as well. This only seems to affect 24p content. 60fps video seems to play back better.
I’m thinking this might be either hardware or iOS related. It probably has something to do with the 120hz panel in the phone. It’s not just Infuse with the problem… even apples own iTunes content has the problem.
I’m wondering if the Infuse folks raise the issue with apple if it’ll get more traction for a fix.
Ive done some testing too and though it seems a lot better I do notice some slowdown stutter on panning shots. Disabling True Tone auto brightness improves it even more. I think it’s safe to say that this is definitely an apple issue and not an Infuse problem.
Side note: thanks for the quick feedback and attention to this issue. I wish other companies (aka Zidoo) provided the same level of support.
It’s not a hardware or software issue. It’s the OLED display. Google “OLED stutter” and you’ll read of people seeing it for the first time.
OLED pixels can change color/state nearly instantly. LCDs displays, on the other hand, are slower to change and sort of fade between colors/states. Some motions like panning look smoother on LCDs because the frames are blending together and make a nice motion blur. OLEDs can easily keep up with a rapidly moving scene so it’ll look stuttery.
There may be something Apple can do about it to lessen the effect, but it may just be something to get used to as OLED becomes more common.
To some degree yes but if I disable auto brightness on the phone the stutter almost completely disappears. This is only for 24p content. 30fps and 60fps content plays back perfectly without having to do any tweaks. So the issue is with how Apple is handling 24p content in iOS.
I don’t know if this helped. Almost all videos I play have choppy playback, and I’m not playing HDR videos, normal mkv, fullhd clips. I did not have the same issues on iPhone X.
Could it be that the display is not capable of synchronizing to the video content, in sense that if you have 24fps content then the screen refresh should also be lowered to 24Hz, like on the AppleTV. This is really strange. If Apple doesn’t fix that soon I will probably return the phone, this is my main multimedia consumption device and it’s very frustrating.