Full screen video choppy in Google Chrome on Mavericks?

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  1. Random Gecko macrumors member

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    Since I upgraded to Mavericks, I've been experiencing choppy full screen video (YouTube) in Google Chrome. It's not constantly choppy, more annoyingly it's at random and happens on average maybe every 45 seconds? It's like it just stutters or drops few frames.

    It doesn't happen in Safari but that makes my machine lag a bit more than I'd like compared to Chrome which seems to work fine apart from this. I tried Chrome Canary and it is a little bit better but not as smooth playback wise as Safari which is fine.

    Does anybody know if there's a fix for this as it's pretty irritating!
     
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  3. Ai-apple macrumors regular

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    How fast is your internet connection? It's also a contribution on choppy video playback.
     
  4. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    Chrome has been kinda buggy in a lot of directions for me. Audio alerts are choppy as well as video. I dunno what the cause is, but you're not alone.
     
  5. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    60Mb
     
  6. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    Which version of Chrome are you running?

    My 2011 17" MBP has zero issues with Chrome in any way.
     
  7. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    31.0.1650.63
     
  8. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    Same here.

    Can you open Activity Monitor and see if there is some CPU spike while watching a full screen video?
     
  9. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    Google Chrome Helper spikes up to like 50%?
     
  10. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    50% shouldn't cause stuttering. Does it happen regardless of resolution of video played?
     
  11. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    Tends to be HD videos where I notice it but pretty certain it's not exclusively HD.
     
  12. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    Try the same video in Safari. If it's not choppy, which is most likely the case, it's probably just chrome.
     
  13. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    Doesn't happen in Safari for sure but that tends to make my machine sluggish in other waysl
     
  14. Plateglass macrumors newbie

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    Open Chrome, play a adobe flash video, for example youtube. Rightclick on flash video > Settings > Enable Hardware Acceleration, make sure the box is ticked.
     
  15. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    It's enabled already.
     
  16. Montymitch macrumors regular

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    I too have had issues with Chrome since upgrading to Mavericks. Last night my comp scared me when it made an exploding noise when I received an alert from a chat.
     
  17. Justinhub2003 macrumors regular

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    Have you given the Chrome Beta a shot?
    just google Chrome Beta and download it.

    Its always stable and usually has all the optimizations first and new features before they hit the stable channel
     
  18. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    Chrome Canary? I've tried it and it's mostly cool yeah. Just wondering if anybody knew why the standard version has issues!
     
  19. Justinhub2003 macrumors regular

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    Actually, note Canary, just the beta version. There is Stable, Beta and Canary.
     
  20. Shift Option K macrumors regular

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    I bet Tim's trying to screw up your Chrome because it's a product of his arch rival. Lol JK
     
  21. Random Gecko thread starter macrumors member

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    I will give it a download.
     
  22. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Have never noticed any stutter or lag at all on Chrome youtube on both my 2012 rMBP and Haswell rMBP on Mavericks. What macbook are you using?
     
  23. Umbongo, Jan 9, 2014
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    Yes, this is a flash issue from my experience. Using Chrome's built-in flash causes stutter. Forcing the HTML 5 player fixed it.
     

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