Any solution yet for streaming video (for ex. Netflix) with OS X Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Roberto25, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Roberto25 macrumors newbie

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    When I try to steam video from websites like Netflix and Hulu, the audio and video get extremely "choppy" and delayed to the point where it's completely unwatchable. I have already spent hours on various websites and forums researching this and I've concluded that it's definitely a wide-spread problem with OS X Mavericks (not just unique to me). The only two viable solutions I have come across so far are: (1.) Wiping your HD and installing an older version of OS Lion, or (2.) buying more RAM.

    Option #1 is not acceptable to me (and Apple should be embarrassed by this "fix" being recommended out there).

    Option #2 is obviously not desireable (I don't feel like shelling out $200 thanks soley to Apple's new OS update), plus I'm not 100% convinved yet that this is even the problem or the solution yet. I only have 4 GB of RAM, but when I'm having these problems I still have at least a couple hundred GBs of free RAM available. I would think this is enough to stream HD video, no?

    Also, it's not a Silverlight problem, and this is not a browser problem, as some have suggested. I have followed the instructions for re-installing the latest Silverlight plug-in, and I have also tried 3 different browsers (Chrome, Safari, and Firefox), yet nothing has helped.

    I have also spent several hours with Apple Support online and after several attempted fixes (including re-installing OS X 9.7.3 of Mavericks), nothing worked and the Apple support person said it's a Netflix problem --- and this is despite the fact that I'm having the same problem with other HD video websites, like Hulu and Amazon Prime.

    Has anyone figured out a fix for this yet???

    P.S. Installing OS X Mavericks was easily the worst computer-related decision I have ever made since being a Mac user.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Check the memory pressure in activity monitor (when streaming), if that's green, RAM is not the problem.
     
  3. danlocke macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to bump and old (ish) thread, but I've got this same issue with a brand new 2.4/8/256 rMBP on 10.9.4.

    Every time I try and watch something on Netflix, the loading wheel spins briefly then silverlight crashes... No joy in Safari or Chrome.

    Has anyone fixed this?
     

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