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Cnet TV dropping a lot of frames on 27'' iMac

by databrain / November 14, 2011 8:53 AM PST

Ever since the redesign of cnet tv, watching it became very frustrating. The stream can't decide what quality to play at and there is a lot of dropped frames especially when it decides to switch to HD. Speed is not an issue for me since I have a 12mbps internet connection. Can you guys at least bring back the option to force a quality setting?

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Thank you for your feedback, I'll forward your forum post...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 16, 2011 6:45 AM PST

to the CNET TV team.


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by cnet_mojo / November 16, 2011 7:29 AM PST

Thanks for the feedback. We're looking at options to address those type of issues. We should have something out soon.

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I have problems too...
by gizmo00042 / December 18, 2011 2:40 AM PST
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I have a core2duo 2.4ghz macbook with latest flash player version 11 and 256 megabytes of video ram. These specs should be enough to play 720p video but the video is choppy and stutters. The video also toggles between low resolution and high resolution while playing and does this quite often, why? My internet speed is 15 to 23 megabits down and 1.8 megabits up which I think is more than enough for HD playback. Netflix HD works fine on my macbook with an external monitor attached as well as the TWIT network which uses flash also and REVISION3 which uses HTML5. HTML5 uses just a little bit of the CPU at HD quality. The TWIT networks 1 megabit stream works fine in flash. I don't think it is the 2.5 megabit stream that you have for HD is the problem is it? <span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> <span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

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Still happening!
by databrain / January 27, 2012 1:36 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

The issue is still ongoing!

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Same problem for several months, now.
by traineecanuck / January 27, 2012 10:21 PM PST
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Similar to the other posters, I have a 2010 macbook with the latest version of flash installed (although this problem has been around since at least flash 10.xx). I get choppy video on every CNET video I play, and it switches between quality streams. This is the same no matter which browser I use (chrome, FF, Safari). All other sites (youtube, netflix, BBC, etc) are fine.

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The reason it is a Mac only problem is
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 28, 2012 11:23 PM PST

because Adobe have never produced a version of Flash for the Mac that has anywhere near the capabilities of the Windows version. (They never produced a good mobile version either, the reason that Flash is not on any Apple iDevice. Kills the battery!)

<div>You may have noticed increased processor use, laptop fans coming on, when viewing Flash on a Mac laptop, doesn't happen on Windows.

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To make sure you see HTML 5 on YouTube
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 28, 2012 11:30 PM PST
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Seems to be CNET only problem
by traineecanuck / January 29, 2012 2:38 AM PST

I've opted into the HTML5 trial on youtube but some vids are still in Flash (I'm guessing you know this by right clicking on the vid and if the Adobe settings dialogue appears then it's Flash - let me know if this is wrong. I am moderately techy, but no expert!).

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You are correct
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 29, 2012 5:13 AM PST

if the Flash setting appear when Right Clicked, the vid is still Flash.

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