YouTube 720 and 1080 lag, brand new MBP?

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  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    So I think this has something to do with the 10.6.3 update but I'm not sure.
    I use CXG to play games sometimes, and my framerates have been cut in half.

    when I play videos on YouTube, 320 and 460 work fine, but an HD settings causes the video framerate to suffer awfully.

    I can play DVD's fine though, popped in the Hurt Locker and I can play it full screen just fine.

    Is this an Open GL thing? how can I roll back an update or figure out what's up.

    Edit here is what activity monitor says when I play my Video at 1080
    Safari itself seems to lock up

    [​IMG]
     
  2. alexh123drum macrumors member

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    Could it not just be your internet bandwidth?
     
  3. LesQQmorePewPew macrumors member

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    might be an issue with flash. There's beta testing for GPU accelerated flash if you visit their website.

    I've been using it without any problems.
     
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    If you wait for a Youtube video to load completely when viewing in full HD it'll stop any framerate problems. This is more a problem with Flash than your MBP; it just sucks the life out of your processor while it downloads.
     
  5. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    perhaps but I used to watch HD just fine while still DL'ing.

    here at work I have about 7mb/s down

    at home the same thing happens but I have about 30 mb/s
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Everybody knows flash blows on OS X. ♪ That's just the way it is ♪. I could never play 1080p video on my machine but much crappier computers with substantially less horsepower running windows can do the job flawlessly (so can I in bootcamp).

    This is because Apple doesn't give Adobe access to the GPU for processing (like they have for windows).
     
  7. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    But guys by lag I mean like 1 FPS
    here is another MBP i brought out to see if they are the same, (both spec'd at 2.8ghz 15")

    One on the right (not the problem one) runs 1080p not smooth, but much smooth-er.

    :(

    Going to try chrome now
    Edit: same thing. Maybe it's just a YouTube HD thing because they just changed everything with YouTube's Layout, maybe they changed codecs?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    GREAT SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!
    switched to the HTML5 beta for YouTube (www.youtube.com/html5)
    and now I can play 1080p smooth as BUTTTTTER (and it's crisper!!)

    and look half the CPU consumption too.
    OMFG WIN

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations, if you hadn't noticed, flash does not work well on ANY platform, especially OSX. I was amazed at how much better HTML5 was when I switched months ago.
     
  10. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seemed to work well enough on Windows.
     
  11. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    This was explained further up the thread. :)

     
  12. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    man I hope implementation on HTML 5 speeds up
     
  13. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    I do too as most videos do not support HTML5 on their site yet.
    I have found the Flash 10.1b3 has made Flash videos a little more usable on my machine, I can watch 720p videos without huge problems. It took my CPU load from about 80% to I think 55%, it's been awhile but I know it was about 25% less.
    http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
     
  14. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    Thanks for the link, just installed it. Works a bit better or 720p but still unacceptable.

    I think flash is one of those things that will never die, at least not completely for a long time. I think right now our best shot and hope is to wish that Flash improves on Osx, rather than just wish HTML5 was bigger faster.
     
  15. Coldmode macrumors regular

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    We can just hope that as many commonly used video sites as possible switch over to HTML5. Flash does the same thing to my MBP; it makes me want to kick Adobe in their collective face.
     
  16. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Apple allow Adobe access to the GPU for open CL in things like Photoshop After Effects, etc??

    maybe no
     

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