Loaded 13" 2016 MPB Bad YouTube Performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nulambhbk, May 19, 2017.

  1. nulambhbk macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2009
    Is anybody else experiencing this?

    I can't get through a single 4K video on YouTube in Chrome (latest version) without tons of stuttering.

    I know it's not my connection. It's wired and averaging around 400Mbps down. Could it be the MBP isn't up to the task? Is there some magical solution I'm not thinking of?

  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Yeah it's a documented issue with Chrome/Firefox/Opera on the 2016s. You may also encounter weird graphics glitches. Should work fine in Safari.

    EDIT: sorry, wasn't aware 4K YT is only available in Chrome. My mistake.
  3. Colin8 macrumors member

    May 12, 2014
    What is with this 4k not being available in safari, I am so confused!

    Since day 1 of my 2016MBP I've always had the option;


    Or am I missing something?
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    Thats a 4k video 2-3 years old...any new 4k video is no longer available until MBP kaby lake and their codecs
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    I'm not having any problems on my 13". It's using a fair bit of CPU, but no stuttering at all. What does your stats for nerds look like on the video?

  6. Colin8 macrumors member

    May 12, 2014
    Ok, I never knew this. Thanks for the reply though.

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