So, this has REALLY been bugging me for the last few days.
I figured it would sort itself out if I didn't try and do anything, but nothing has changed and it's REALLY getting on my nerves now.
What's been happening is that people's skins will start flashing in and out of existence sometimes. Most of the time, it just shows Steve skins for me, but sometimes, the person's actual skin will appear for a short amount of time. This happens to EVERYONE that I come into contact with on multiplayer.
This issue is NOT limited to one server, either. It happens on every single server I have attempted to join, and it happens on LAN worlds as well.
Here is some of the troubleshooting I've done to try and fix it thus far:
-Log out of my MC account on the launcher
-Run MC with and without mods and/or resource packs
-Uninstall and reinstall MC (roughly 8 times)
-Restart my PC
-Connect to multiple different wifi networks on multiple different routers, as well as trying to use a mobile hotspot
-Turn firewall on my router off completely
-Allow MC through my PC's firewall
-Completely turn off my PC's firewall for a short time
-Update any and all drivers that were due for an update
None of these attempts have changed ANYTHING for me, but what it helps me understand is that it's an issue on MY PC and nothing else. At first, I thought it may be a router issue, but that isn't the case. I also logged into MC on a different device and the issue wasn't there.
If anyone has any possible solutions, I would really appreciate it. This issue is such a minor thing, I know. But it's been driving me absolutely insane.
Just as a heads up: HijackThis let me know there was linebreaking in my Hosts file, and couldn't provide any information on that file in particular. That seemed to be the only thing peculiar about it. Everything else should be there.