Choppy youtube playback on 11" i5 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ericv232, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. ericv232 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    I was in the Apple store today playing with the 11" i5. Watching youtube it seemed like the video playback was not super smooth, or rather the screen refresh was not super smooth.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Or was this me hallucinating it?
  2. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    How many apps were open?

    How many apps were running in background?

    How many tabs did you have open?

    Which web browser were you using to play youtube?

    Did it have the latest flash update installed?

    There could be many reasons :rolleyes:
  3. ericv232 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012

    I don't think there was much running. I didn't look though. It was being played through Safari. Not sure which flash version.
  4. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

    May 22, 2012
    And since YouTube is network dependent, what was the status of their network bandwidth at the time...
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Go to

    and leave the HTML5 trial.
  6. ericv232 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    As a follow up to the thread I started. I went back to the Apple store today and watched the same youtube video. Playback was much smoother this time.

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