Why do videos lag on my macbook?

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

  1. lisamarie22 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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