YouTube Video's choppy

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DougY, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. DougY macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2009
    My iMac, '09, 3.06gig Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory 12 gig.
    Whenever I play YouTube Video's, they are choppy and freeze frequently.
    My software is up to date.
    What can I do to solve this problem?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Which browser do you use?
    Flash is up-to-date I suppose?

    Have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) 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:
  3. kboyle65 macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2011
    Chicago, Illinois
    I have this problem about once a month. I usually just reset my airport extreme and/or restart my computer. This almost always works for me.
  4. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    The MacBook in my signature has stuttering issues with YouTube in safari. Chrome does not give me the same problem.
  5. Pachang macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2009
    I can't say for sure there is probably too much flash open in other windows. Try installing something that blocks flash ilke this:

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