Normally I use the HTML5 player (works better on my laptop for some reason) but since the new site launched, it has become not so great.
The framerate of the video will start to drop a bit then come back, while the audio continues at normal speed, putting the two out of sync by as much as 5-7 seconds. Eventually the audio will stop, the video will catch up and then both will start again in sync for a while.
When viewing the same video in the Streaming player, it seems to have the same "hitching" that other people are talking about so this might just be the way the HTML5 player handles not having enough buffered data.
Is this the same issue? If it is, is there definitely a performance improvement coming?