On YouTube and other Flash based video sites, Flash drops a huge number of frames, making playback very choppy even with the smallest resolution (360, 480). This doesn't happen with IE, not even while using the highest resolution (720, 1080) available. I know my computer is more than powerful enough to play back full HD, even without hardware acceleration. Is this Firefox's fault or Flashes and is there anything I can do about it?
Hello Matt, thank you for your reply. :-)
Yes I've already looked at the trouble shooting section. The problem persists in safe mode with hardware acceleration either enabled or disabled and my antivirus disabled. CPU utilization is minimal and fluctuating between 8-16 percent. GPU utilization is virtually non-existent. An easy Gig of RAM is free. There's no HDD activity, or any other activity that should cause problems.
FireFox browser R11.0 + Adobe Flash player version 10,3,183,5 installed YouTube video stream playback for all videos: observing quick stop-jerk behavior every 4 seconds on average during streaming playback.
IE browser R9.0.8112.16421 + Adobe Flash player version 11,1,102,55 installed YouTube video stream playback for all videos: observing smooth behavior during streaming playback - no jerk behavior.
Try to disable hardware acceleration.