MBA 2013 8 GB RAM stutters during YouTube videos

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HarryWarden, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

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    I am a big movie fan and therefore like to watch movie trailers. While watching them on my new 2013 refurb the videos stutter at least a few times during a 2:20 movie trailer. I checked and it is also happening on my previous MBA, a 2012 with 4 GB RAM. I'm guessing it's more of a software than hardware issue but can't determine how to fix it.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. macgeek88 Suspended

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    Same problem here on a 2012 MBA with 4GB.

    Are you using Firefox by chance? I tend to notice that it doesn't happen much in Chrome or Safari.
     
  3. HarryWarden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Safari.
     
  4. macgeek88 Suspended

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    I notice it most in Firefox and Safari (FF is the worst for it though). I don't notice anything in Chrome. I'm starting to wonder if it's the Flash plugin since Chrome uses it's own.
     
  5. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the clicktoplugin Safari extension to force HTML 5 video whenever possible on various sites. (Youtube, dailymotion, Facebook, etc) and haven't had any stuttering on my 2011 version. Try that?
     
  6. macgeek88 Suspended

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    I use the same on Firefox and Safari. :) It does work fine in HTML5.

    Gotta be a Flash plugin issue.
     

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