Choppiness Normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by theturtle, May 30, 2011.

  1. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering, to the people that have a 2010 13" air with 2gigs of ram, when you play streaming videos, is it choppy?

    i usually close everything else to maximize ram and netflix and hulu plays fine in WINDOW mode but once i hit that full screen button, its not super choppy, but the frame drops are noticeable. Im on a 20 down 20 up fios connection so i dont think its cause of connection is slow. 1080p youtube works fine full screen, it averages maybe 20 fps? but hulu and netflix full screen is just annoying. For hulu, its only 480p full screen and for netflix, HD won't even activate. is this cause the air is under powered for even streaming full screen? or maybe its something else?
     
  2. RealScience macrumors member

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    I don't know much about video, but I can confirm that on my maxed out 13" the HD mode never activates on Netflix, either. I haven't noticed it being choppy unless my net connection is having problems, however. The extra RAM may be helping here.
     

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