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Choppy audio & video playback

By Mark Fuller
Jun 15, 2014
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  1. When I go to youtube and play a video, it plays fine until I put it on full screen and then it becomes choppy.
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    Is Adobe Flash Player updated?
     
  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Depends on your YouTube setting, maybe the video changed to HD when you played it full-screen, and because of slow download, the video became choppy.
     
  4. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    My adobe flash player comes with the chrome browser and in the settings it only goes to 480p.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    Either your VGA isn't up to the task, or your internet bandwidth isn't sufficient. Those are the two most common reasons for issues with streaming.

    If a video is indeed, 480p, then your graphics card has to scale it to your display resolution when it's being played full screen.

    As far as Adobe Flash goes, who knows, (or cares), whats going on with that.

    Your, "Plan B", might be to use Firefox, and add on "Video Download Helper". In which case, that will take internet connection speed out of the equation. You download the video, and simply play it back with VLC, or WMP. You can usually pick from a number of resolutions and formats, (.wmv, .Mp4, etc.< (although "etc"., is not an actual file extension ;)), to download.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    Update graphics card/chip drivers, as captaincranky says above it's probably related to this now.
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

  8. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 163

    Vlc & wmp work fine. thanx
     
  9. penn919

    penn919 TS Enthusiast Posts: 158   +12

    Also, if you're using chrome, all youtube videos now run in HTML5 and not flash. For some computers, HTML5 runs a lot worse than flash. If that's the case, just use a different browser and it should play fine.
     


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