Why do videos lag on my macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lisamarie22, May 13, 2011.

  1. lisamarie22 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
    My macbook is about 5 years old,it was working fine until about a year ago.Whenever i make a video on photobooth and upload it to youtube my voice lags and the video speeds up randomly.How do i fix it? i dont know how to edit or anything so that will be no use.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) during playback and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
    Also check the "System Memory" tab to see what your "Page ins:", "Page outs:" and "Swap used:" are.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
    Further reading:

    Did you also install the latest version of Flash?
    What video version (240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p) do you watch when lagging occurs?
    What Mac OS X and Safari (or whatever browser you use) version do you run?

  3. lisamarie22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
    its on all the video versions.

    heres one of my laggy videos to give you an idea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOF-eEFWQik

    not sure of the mac i got it in 07ish and i use safari the last software update i did was for the lepoard.
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Is the lagging on youtube videos the only problem you have? Or do you have lagging/slowdown/weird behavior in any other part of the system?
  5. lisamarie22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011

    Just the lagging,but the last video i had posted it had speeded up at the end of the video also.I would call apple but i'd have to pay $25 :/

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