Stuttering Video.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by BennyDigital, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. BennyDigital, Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    BennyDigital macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2013
    Hello guys, I have a MacBook White Unibody 2010 2.4ghz with 4gb RAM. I'm using Yosemite (up to date) my problem is, I have to wait for the video bar (let's say watching Youtube) to fully load before I can watch it? If I don't it stutters, and is unwatchable. I'm on Sky Fibre, so I'm sure it's not that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. TommyBoy5, Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    TommyBoy5 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    I notice this as well.

    I have 10 Apple devices on my network (4 laptops, 3 iPhones, 3 iPads) and numerous Roku boxes along with Xbox 360 / Xbox One / PS3 and have zero problems with streaming on any of them. We have an 80Mb Internet connection via the cable company and have had it for 15 years without issues.

    I have a Space Gray 1.2/512 Macbook and almost all video stutters. I upgraded to the latest OS and no difference. You have to wait for the whole video to load before you can watch it. Same thing happens to iTunes movies. It's bizarre.

    My everyday computer was a 2008 Early MacBook Pro with 4Gb of RAM and it easily handled all YouTube/Vimeo/HBO Go/iTunes video without a stutter. This new Macbook has 8Gb RAM and stutters all the time. It's like it can't access all of it's RAM.

    I also notice that it doesn't hold it's WiFi connection long. At least a couple times an hour it will hang on webpages and I'll have to turn WiFi off and back on again for it to reset. Closing Safari and reopening sometimes works as well to clear the problem.

    I'm using no 3rd party apps right now. Just Safari and there standard installed Apple Suite.

    I figured I'd wait and watch the forums to see if it's just my laptop but it looks like there are other(s) out there.

    I'm not a terminal command line genius but I know my way around computers. Any advice is appreciated.

    LOVE this laptop by the way!

    Many thanks.
  3. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    Huh. Sounds like it's not buffering properly for some reason. I'd think Apple could fix that with a patch, no?
  4. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2011
    Trollhättan, Sweden
    Seems like you guys are talking about two different generations of MacBook. ;)

    To the OP, I am sorry I can't help you there, was thinking it could have been an issue with an old slow HDD...

    @TommyBoy5 - yours is the first I have read of any new 8,1 MacBook having a streaming problem, all reviews, both professional and consumer have reported zero issues in this regard, or with any sort of wifi dropping problem.

    I know it may seem counterintuitive but it might be worth trying a restart of your cable modem? This even if it seems like all other devices are working fine.
  5. BennyDigital thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2013
    Thanks for the replies... I have a battered 2007 Macbook White, when it's running it sounds like when you used to put a playing card in the spokes of your BMX. I'll try a Youtube video on that and report back, I'm pretty sure it was fine before Yosemite.

    It still works great that old clonking MacBook.
  6. TommyBoy5 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Sorry guys. I read the thread title and didn't read the description very well.

    Apples and oranges, so to speak!
  7. BennyDigital thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2013
    I just played a film from Youtube on the old clonker and it worked fine, even skipping half way into the film after a few seconds. It's bizarre! Yosemite conflicting maybe? I'm lost!
  8. BennyDigital thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2013
    Reading a few bits and bobs online, it looks like it's Youtubes end.
  9. USAntigoon macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Might it be related to this "Adaptive Streaming technology that has been incorporated with YouTube and Vimeo playback players..
    Any anomaly in the bandwidth as "recognized" by their servers will change the streaming bit rate.. Lots of people are complaining about this. In fact this adaptive streaming is a cheap way out for these providers to blame the bandwidth issues to your ISP instead upgrading their server capacities..

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