Ok, I'll wait say until 8.00 tonight.If you can wait, give other people a chance to read that and double check it.
Yesterday, after updating to 2.14 I removed sysmon based on some fuzzy memory of sthing I read before. After removal I checked the recordings and they were still stuttering. However after about half to one hour I noticed that some recordings which were stuttering, stopped doing so and played OK. It could have been after I'd done the HDD test you advised yesterday but I'm not exactly sure. Now some recordings (stuttered before) play well but sthing recorded yesterday at 8pm does not seem right. Cursor stays at 36min out of a total time of 39min, but it keeps playing/interrupting for longer than the 3 remaining minutes. The program should have lasted 2 hrs.