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Windows 7: IE10 Beats Chrome: Is Chrome throttling Youtube??

01 Dec 2012   #1
zapp22

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IE10 Beats Chrome: Is Chrome throttling Youtube??

I have noticed of late - lets say the last few weeks at least, that hi-def 1080p [possibly 720p also] 'tubes played via Chrome are laggy - choppy where in the past the exact same had been like butter. I had wondered if something about my internal lan was deteriorating but running speedtest I'm actually getting excellent full-throttle everywhere.

I had just reinstalled fresh 7 Ulti x64 on my lab mule, and installed IE10 as I have done on my carry weapon [thinkpad]... I thought I'd test such things on my big screen 46" Sony. via Chrome 23.0.1271.95 pulled up a youtube link I'm very familiar with, flipped on fullscreen and 1080p and let it rip. choppy... to me it appeared that the network couldn't keep up so I did the standard trick of halting and backing the vid to let the buffer gain some headroom. visually it looked like this was having no effect.
So I stopped all that, shutdown chrome, opened IE10 and did the same vid there.
Voila' - the vid played silky smooth and the visual buffer indication was running well ahead of the frames.

I'm wondering if, in order to constrain explosive growth in bandwidth-demand at Youtube, if Google slipped a throttling function into Chrome specifically to constrain bandwidth on their property?

anyone know?


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02 Dec 2012   #2
A Guy

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I have seen this fix for what you are complaining of several times. Basically Chrome has it's own flash, and you have flash installed on your system. Have a look:



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02 Dec 2012   #3
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

brilliant. Guy, between you and the Brinkster, all knowledge is knowable

I wonder now - will I encounter the same deal in FF Nightly? Or is Chrome unique with regard to managing its own Flashplayer plugin? it appears on the surface that FF is akin to IE10 in this regard
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02 Dec 2012   #4
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I don't think FF has its own flash like Chrome. The issue has been that the user installs flash for the system, and it installs the 2nd flash on Chrome. Ironically, it's Chromes own flash that needs to be disabled. Or perhaps it's because it's an extension, and easier then removing regular flash. Glad you got it sorted

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