I have never been able to get Bridge to preview video worth a darn. It either doesn't play at all or, at best, it stutters during playback, often locking up in the process. This problem persists for anything other than low-bitrate HD footage. Format doesn't make a difference.
I know the problem is not my machine because I can easily preview videos with no stuttering in Davinci Resolve.
How do I make Bridge preview my video files as easily as Resolve?