Choppy video playback in LightRoom

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This is the case ever since video playback was introduced in an earlier version of LR (currently I'm running 5.7). It seems to be independent of the hardware. When I first ran LR after I upgraded from win 7 to 10 via windows update, video played without problems. But only until I closed LR and opened it again. Then the video playback was horrible again.

Recently I did a clean install of win 10 after upgrading to a new internal SSD. Just win 10 and LR (with all my presets and settings) was installed and surprise: video playback was once again no problem for LR. Even approx. 30 videos in a row, with jumping back and forth, no problem. And again, after closing and reopening LR, the playback was very choppy and not useable anymore.

So it seems, something in LR is building up during first use and this compromises the playback. I purged the RAW cache and set it to 100 GB with no effect on the problem.

Is there a solution for this problem? Is there a keyboard shortcut or a script to open videos in an external player (such as VLC)?
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