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Do I have a shitty graphics card?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by loclhero, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    Okay this is a totally retarded question. If I'm watching a video on youtube and I try to watch in full screen, the video and sound are all chopped up and out of sync. Once I exit full screen it's fine. This is even with HQ videos.
    Happens every time I watch my Taylor Swift videos :rolleyes:
     
  2. tomsko

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    Mind sharing ur PC specs?
     
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    I guess its the flash player or browser issues.
     
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    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi localhero:

    It might be the Flash player or it might be your card.

    Check and see if there are any software driver updates for your graphics card.

    Sometimes that will help.

    Cheers!
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you can play movies/videos fullscreen locally from your hard drive without issues, your card is fine :)

    In that case, youtube issues could be caused by:

    • Old flash version
    • Old browser
    • Old video card drivers
    • Network connectivity is bad (not only throughput (speed), packet loss too).
    • Disk is busy doing something else.
    • The antivirus is trying to "scan" the video stream and causes high cpu utilization -> lag.

    If you have a dual/multiple screen setup with an external usb graphics card, it 's the card.
     
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    If it's on youtube, it's because Flash 11.5 is terrible.

    My browser freezes and I need to restart because Flash 11.5 locks up when i SCROLL WITH MY MOUSE WHEEL.

    Check your flash version, try to get to 11.3 and see if that works
     
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    I think it's the Taylor Swift videos.
     
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    I would download a 1080p or 720p video trailer. You can download some trailers from the apple itunes site (free). If its choppy its your videocard that cannot handle it. If it is ok that means something else is wrong while watching those youtube styreams: internet connection, virusscanner, os etc..
     
  9. HoNeYBiRD

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    i guess that's how your GPU criticize your music taste :p
    why would you need sound for those videos anyway?! picture is enough lol

    on a more serious note, try to disable hardware acceleration
     
  10. hatemachine

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    Try the HTML5 based player.

    http://www.youtube.com/html5

    It uses less resources and never crashes on me, unlike the bloated flash crap.
     
  11. loclhero

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    Fuck. Well there goes my good times