Netflix full-screen flicker

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Bilemshious, May 30, 2016.

  1. Bilemshious macrumors member

    Bilemshious

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    I just bought a 2016 rMB m7 and when I use Netflix at full-screen the screen seems to flash it's brightness up for a split second intermittently. I have the screen brightness set to manual (i.e. not automatic). Is this a hardware issue? I don't have this problem with YouTube or Vimeo.

    Anyone know what's happening and what I should do? Thanks.
     
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a

    Frosties

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  3. Precursor macrumors 6502

    Precursor

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    I am also watching Netflix on my M7 rMB, no problems though
    I have brightness at automatic, I use safari, fullscreen, no flash installed, no Chrome installed
     
  4. Bilemshious thread starter macrumors member

    Bilemshious

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    I just installed Chrome (even though I hate it and it's inefficiencies) and the problem doesn't exist there. With Safari, I have no flash, no silverlight. So all things being equal, what could the problem be with Safari?
     
  5. drew_mac macrumors newbie

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    I might have a solution! I think it's a graphics card issue. There's an app called gfxCardStatus that lets you turn off dynamic switching and force the use of either the discrete or integrated graphics cards (at least this is what I assume is happening). Discrete = no flickering. Integrated = flickering. But I also think there's something wrong with my graphics card, because of a bunch of other symptoms, so this solution might be particular to my machine.

    MacBook Pro
    Chrome Browser
     
  6. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    The only problem is that the 12" MacBook only has integrated graphics. :)
     
  7. drew_mac macrumors newbie

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    Nuts!
     

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