2.4GHz C2D w/ 4gig RAM, bad YouTube HD performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Azmordean, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Azmordean macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2004
    Silicon Valley
    Well guys, the subject tells the story. I've got a Penryn 2.4GHz C2D MacBook Pro with 4GB RAM. I get pretty poor YouTube HD performance in OS X. Normal YouTube is fine, but HD just stutters. I had this problem in both Safari and Firefox, and under Flash 9, and still have it after updating to Flash 10. Internet connection, I believe, is a non-issue, as the stutter persists even if I let the video load fully before playing it.

    So, any thoughts on this? Its rather frustrating. I'd chalk it up to "Flash sucks in OS X," but I hear of plenty of people with lesser Macs able to run YouTube HD without problem, so I think something else is at issue.
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    You answered it yourself. Flash sucks in OS X. Try it for yourself. Boot Camp into XP/Vista/7 and you will see that it runs perfectly fine.
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    You Tube has said that this is their problem. if other HD vids run fine then it's not you it's them.

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