stuttering when watching youtube video

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  1. maco55, Aug 16, 2016
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    maco55 macrumors member

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    I have a macbook Early 2015: i5 2.7gh, 16gb 1800mhz, 256gb ssd, El Capitan 10.11.6
    I also have istat menus installed. the CPU usage shows around 11%. When I do general browsing at the same time, images loading and scrolling start to lag. This is on the latest Chrome.
    When Opera, everything is much much worse!

    Any suggestions?
    thanks!!

    Forgot to mention temp is around 50C.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Use Safari instead.

    Which quality videos on YouTube?
     
  3. strukt macrumors regular

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    Probably some software error. Your Mac is more than capable of handling YT.
     
  4. maco55 thread starter macrumors member

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    1080p

    What kind of software error? How can I know?
     
  5. strukt macrumors regular

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    You can open activity monitor to see if something is eating up your CPU cycles.
     
  6. maco55 thread starter macrumors member

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    Google Chrome Helper 45%
    Google Chrome 1.8%
     
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  8. Kobbr macrumors regular

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    Safari is even worse.. The entire computer freezes up and you can't do anything for a minute or 2.

    I get that issue once in a blue moon on chrome.
     
  9. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Can you use Quicktime to record your screen and demonstrate this lag?
     
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It's perfect here.
     
  11. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Weird I'm able to view 4K videos through Safari YouTube utilizing only ~10% CPU. There appears to be something wrong software or possibly hardware wise. Are you able to do other intensive tasks fine, for example play 3D games because if that's the case it appears to be a software issue. Otherwise it might be hardware.
     
  12. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Chrome helper is using masses of resources turn it off and see how you go.
     
  13. maco55 thread starter macrumors member

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    Doesn't do anything.
     
  14. maco55 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think it's only youtube, anything conent heavy like facebook or twitter, I'll get cpu spikes and lag during scrolling. This is with Firefox, Chrome and definitely Opera.


    I did a Diagnostic test and report was no issues.
     
  15. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Have you tried Safari yet?
     
  16. maco55 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have far less problems with Safari. On a youtube video, get around 6-9%.

    But i don't want to use Safari as I have everything I use integrated into Chrome. I can't just ditch 3rd party browsers...
     
  17. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - That at least suggests a software issue.

    If you're confident the issue isn't caused by extensions, add-ons, and plugins in Chrome/Firefox, I would probably do a OS X reinstallation to see what that does.
     
  18. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    FWIW I watch Youtube videos all the time on my 15 rMBP and there is no stuttering. Here is a couple of things to try

    1. How is your internet connection. Is is fast, with low latency?
    2. See if it is one set of videos that is causing the issues. Maybe one poster screwed up their transcoding or other processing.
     
  19. maco55 thread starter macrumors member

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    I already did Diagnostics and found no hardware issues, that's not enough, in terms of hardware?
     
  20. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    I had this issue, I disabled HTML5 for a bit and it cleared up. Tried anything like that? There are plenty of add ons that will do this for you, though it appears as though Youtube opened that setting up natively as well.

    Edit: https://www.youtube.com/html5
     

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