As the title says, I'm having problems with the playback of random films on Kodi (former XBMC) from my server 2012 R2 essentials. Why on earth do you run a mediaplayer from a DC server??? Good question, but simple to answer. It sits next to the TV and is most of the time more or less just idling. It just as well do the HTPC role as well. Special account created for the task just in case someone wondered. So any way there seems to be quite a lot of resources left to the system when the choppy playback occurs. Nowhere near nor the APU-s or the Hard drives limits. Local share as well, so that’s not it either. I think it's some resources settings to give "server stuff" better access than "non server stuff" which kind of makes sense. After all it's not a workstation OS. Searching Google gives no real clue as to what I'm supposed to tweak. Two years ago (or there about) I did run this setup (XBMC on Server 2008 r2) with success after a reg tweak, which I of course can't remember nor find again. It had something to do with giving better priority to video playback and sound. The question then… On this fabulous forum, is there anyone who understands what I meant and can help me to figure out which registry keys need to be changed and into what? Best regards. Rab.