ape + cue file stuttering on track change

Using 1.2 beta (with the UI patch) and playing an ape (high compression 16/44) + cue file through mpdroid (the WebUI doesn’t seem to support cue files) I get stuttering at the beginning of a track when you skip to it.

I don’t get stuttering when using flac + cue files.

I guess this is a limitation of the processing power of the Raspberry Pi. Can anything be done to remedy this? Perhaps increase the buffer size?

EDIT: I upped the buffer before play to 30% but it made no difference