Are all my tabs causing Youtube to be stuttery?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LTX, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. LTX macrumors regular

    LTX

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    #1
    Often when I'm watching something on Youtube (usually not HD), the video lags and stutters every few seconds. My internet connection is not the problem. Is it because I have 12 tabs open in Firefox? That really doesn't seem like THAT many...:p

    I have searched and did not find anything relevant.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. LTX thread starter macrumors regular

    LTX

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    Gmail, forum, MacRumors, other forum, school site, other forum, Twitter, Reddit and a couple articles found there, and Youtube.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Probably, that is a lot of stuff to process by one app, in addition to video.
     
  5. LTX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why doesn't content just get paged to the hard drive when not in use, or just not processed? Most of the stuff I haven't tabbed to for hours, it's just there to remind me to look at it later. I'd expect proper memory management from something like Firefox :(

    Maybe I should try Safari 4, I hear it's 42x faster than IE7 at processing JavaScript.
     
  6. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you could try closing a few tabs to see if the video plays better!
     

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