Frame Drop on Fullscreen Streaming Video

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MrPrimeMinister, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. MrPrimeMinister macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008
    My MBA (like most) does get a bit hot when watching streaming videos on the web, but I also get significant frame drop issues in sites like Hulu when I try to full screen the video. This is also the case youtube, the video runs smoothly until I full screen it. I have already downloaded flash 10 and I'm pretty sure it's not a network speed problem. Anyone else experience this or have a recommendation?
  2. andrewp macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Sadly, I can confirm this too on my MBA especially when I try to watch HD videos eventhough they are only like 50-100mb...Dunno what makes it this way cause it's way too powerful to not be playing them perfectly
  3. EnderTW macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Let me guess, Rev A?

    Get coolbook, it should fix the problem.

    This is why I upgraded from rev a to rev b. Never had a stuttering video ever, only when my usenet program is unraring my downloads. Which is understandable because unraring takes a lot of the cpu.
  4. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    If you are a Rev A you definitely need CoolBook. On my RevB I have no problem playing Hulu HD.
  5. kory108 macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    CoolBook and Video

    I have a Rev A as well and just installed CookBook last night.
    It does help some with the video, expecailly at slowing down the fans after you're done with the video. This use to take my computer about 5-10 mins and now is almost instant.

    As far as choppy videos go, it does help some but it's definitally not a silver bullet. I'd say it gets rid of about 50% of the choppyness, which actually makes the video bearable to watch.

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