My current computer is unable to run FullHD movies smoothly and I was already resigned to the idea, because it seemed a graphics card issue, mine not being powerful enough to do the work (which is still very probable). But recently a friend of mine bought a SSD and put it in a similar specs laptop and he is now able to run FullHD movies. Now I have the doubt about it being a r/w speed problem and not a GPU problem.
The question now, since I'm curious, I don't have a SSD and I have time to waste to run experiments. Is it possible to load the file on RAM and read it from there hoping the RAM reading speed will be similar to that of the SSD?