MBP - Sluggish Youtube Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nStyle, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. nStyle macrumors 6502a

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    When watching a 720p video on Youtube, my Mac jumps to like 50-60% CPU usage. The frame rate slows and is almost unbearable to watch.

    I have also noticed that if I leave my MBP on for like >3 days then sooner or later my computer will get really sluggish and unresponsive. I end up having to restart because the CPU is going so insanely high.

    Okay, as I write this, I am having huge CPU jumps while doing nothing but typing this. Yes, Youtube is open in another window, but still....

    Any ideas? I thought I could leave my computer on for weeks without problems....but anyway I restarted today and still have this Youtube problem.
     
  2. nStyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently I may have a virus!?

    No idea what this process is...

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  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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  4. nStyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. nStyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    YouTube is still using 50-60& CPU. Is this normal?
     
  7. mgacam2 macrumors regular

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    Youtube is flash based and thus uses huge amounts of cpu power especially if you are playing hd video. I know that on my little atom 1.6 ghz netbook I cant play any youtube videos in hq let alone hd
     
  8. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    I thought Youtube just switched to HTML5?
     
  9. nStyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am streaming an audio file... no video... and my Mac is at 172 degrees and 100% CPU usage by Safari.
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    That's an option, you have to select it.
     
  11. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Google is testing it. Its in Beta. Only work in Chrome and Safari. Full screen only in Safari. Doesn't work on videos with annotations or Flash. And you have to opt in.
     
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    Yes. Welcome to the world of OS X :rolleyes:
     
  14. nStyle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but the video is running slow... I have yet to find a video on Youtube that didn't stutter somewhere in the video. Something has to be wrong with my computer...

    I have also noticed sluggish performance with my Mac in general... Like I said, sometimes the computer will just be unresponsive in general and I will have to wait a good 5 minutes before I can use it again... This is in Safari mostly. Should I call Apple or what?
     

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