You Tube Audio Skips

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marcskane

12 Sep, 2015 05:27 PM

When I attempt to listen to audio at You Tube the music skips, drops and in not listenable.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 19 Sep, 2015 10:22 AM

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    Smoothness of HTML5 media playback (video and audio) depends on your Mac. A high-end G4 (>1 GHz) or G5 is recommended. It also depends on how many tabs are open at the same time and what's going on in them. Plus other applications running at the same time using up processor cycles.

  2. 2 Posted by marc kane on 21 Sep, 2015 06:34 PM

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    Chris,I've got a non intel G-5 running leopard 8.6.5  I did not have but one window open.  Perhaps it is this browser Fox5  for us non intel users?
    I do not experience this problem with Safari with YouTube but Safari doesn't allow me to work with my yahoo mail and there are no upgrades or revisions for non-intel mac.
    Marc
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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 23 Sep, 2015 06:05 AM

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    Hm, should be no problem on a G5.

    Can you give me a Youtube link where the audio skips on your Mac? (Not all Youtube videos are encoded in the same way.)

  4. 4 Posted by marc kane on 23 Sep, 2015 03:09 PM

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEI4qSrkPAs&spfreload=10I can't feel my face by The Weekend
    The commercial at the beginning.  The song itself skips intermittently throughout.  This happens on almost all music videos
    Thanks Chris.
    Marc
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  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 23 Sep, 2015 05:02 PM

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    Plays ok on my G4 1.3 GHz with video mostly fluent (some stuttering) and audio perfectly fluent. I don't see an ad at the beginning.

    All I can say is that your G5 should have no hard time playing this. *If* you ge the same codec/resolution as I do. What Youtube serves me is (right-clik>statistics for nerds):

    Video ID: KEI4qSrkPAs
    Dimensions: 640 x 360

    Mime Type: video/webm; codecs="vp8.0, vorbis"

  6. 6 Posted by marc kane on 23 Sep, 2015 06:50 PM

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    I'm left wondering what to do.  Contact Time Warner?  Again, this is something that is happening with the G5 Firefox browser and not Safari.
    Video to audio sync off by mili-seconds and sometimes by seconds, audio drop out, skips.
    I'm not a nerd...I have a brain
    Any other suggestions you can make that I need to check?
    appreciate it.
    thanks,
    marc
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  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 23 Sep, 2015 08:01 PM

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    Check Activity Monitor while you're playing a Youtube video. Is TenFourFox really the only process that has a high processor load at this time?

  8. 8 Posted by marc kane on 30 Sep, 2015 04:06 PM

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    Chris,This is still not a solution...your comments of what is needed (g4,g5). I have G5 2.3 version 10.5.8 memory 12 GB Ram.  I can listen to Youtube audio on Safari (no longer supported) and TenFourFox is giving me skipping of audio and it is not slight, it is pronounced and noticeable.
    What do I need to inspect?  This problem happens when I only have one window up.  I'm at a loss.  Its not the end of the world here but what if I want education instruction on YouTube for something else? 

    Recommend a tech that can perform a remote inspection of this or I'm afraid I'll have to resort to replacing this non-intel G5 (which has been working perfectly otherwise except for being left behind as technology advances) with an Intel Mac Pro.
    Advice or please advise a colleague that is a part of this effort to offer support for older Macs.
    Also, I'm with Time Warner cable here in Los Angeles....though, I don't believe that is the problem.
    thanks,
    Marc

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  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 30 Sep, 2015 04:37 PM

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    As I said: My advice is to use Activity Monitor to find out what other processes are running that comsume a lot of CPU power. Start a Youtube video and then open Activity Monitor (you can search for it in Spotlight). Then sort the columns for CPU highest to lowest. You'll get a window similar to my screenshot. If there's nothing noteworthy going on at the same time consuming CPU, I have to say that I cannot help you.

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 30 Sep, 2015 04:41 PM

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    I don't have a suggestion for you either. I use a Quad G5 and while there's a bit of jitter at the beginning waiting for it to buffer, it's fine after that, even in Reduced mode.

    You could try using SandboxSafari for those sites that require it, but please note that it is a hack, and we don't offer any technical support for it. You can try it here -- read the documentation thoroughly. http://www.floodgap.com/software/sandboxsafari/

  11. 11 Posted by marc kane on 30 Sep, 2015 07:36 PM

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    that is informative and helpful Cameron 
    THanks,
    marc
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  12. 12 Posted by marc kane on 15 Oct, 2015 03:47 AM

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    I discovered upon viewing a news story on yahoo that my entire audio to video was completely out of sync. This is not just a youtube issue with audio skipping.

    I have a dual G5.
    Is anybody with Ten Four Fox G5 experiencing this also?

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  13. 13 Posted by marc kane on 20 Oct, 2015 03:43 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Gmail Cookies

    Chris,
    I've got TenFourFox open and I believe upon getting into my settings that I've enabled cookies.
    When I attempt to get into a Gmail account I've created, I get the oops cookies not enabled message.
    Any insight on how to fix that?
    THanks,
    Marc
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