Macbook Pro Retina Video Streaming Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frankie9998, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Frankie9998 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2015
    Please see picture to see which Macbook I have.
    When I stream video using chrome, my computer heats up and the fan starts blasting very loudly. Also when I'm streaming video on chrome that is more than 720p, the video lags a lot. When I use safari it is fine so I don't think it is my computer that is the problem rather the way my computer works with chrome.
    Does anyone know a way to fix this or if there even is a solution?


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  2. cairene2011 Guest

    Dec 17, 2013
    It's Chrome, that causes this behaviour. It's a shame that it still hasn't been fixed by Google. Until they do, I stick to Safari. :)
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Chrome is the problem.

    Never use Chrome on Mac. It just sucks. It's a resource hog and a power drain.
  4. shbumc macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2013
    Did you use YouTube center for auto config, if you do that is the problem.
  5. Frankie9998 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2015
    Which browser do you recommend for mac? I happen to like the UI of chrome.
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
  7. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2013
    Use the old version of chrome. It uses far less resources than the current version.
  8. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    Simply TRY another and see..

    The 'simple solution' is to just TRY another Browser.. if it works better, then YOU decide why you would change from Chrome, or if you would at all _ I happen to like Firefox, but it is also NOT always my friend!! :rolleyes:
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Then you have a choice....

    You either have the UI you like and run hot and loud due to terrible coding on the OSX version of chrome, or you use safari or another browser and have a cool and quiet experience with a UI you aren't so keen on. You could try opera it has a great reputation....
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Opera is just as much of a resource as Chrome, because they're both Chromium.
  11. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2010
    Yup, unfortunately everyone nailed it. I use all three of the major browsers for different things. Most of the time I am in Firefox.

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