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I was wondering if anybody might be able to help with this. I am using a Mac Book Air, running MacOSX Lion and originally when I restore it to factory setting I can watch videos, say for example from youtube in FULL 1080p HD but over time when I try to view the same videos, the start to become glitchy and jumpy to the point where I just can't watch them.

It there any way to fix this without having to do another full system restore?


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How old is the macbook air? Specs on it? What other software or processes are you installing or running on it as time goes on? I'm wondering if its just a system resources thing. Airs arent the beefiest of machines, especially the ones from a year or two ago anyway. With enough stuff running, I could see one having a stutter when playing really hi res video if there is really almost anything else running. – Paperlantern Jan 16 '12 at 13:46
Does it happen when you shut down all other applications? – ZippyV Jan 16 '12 at 13:47
Well, in addition to what @Paperlantern said, it's just Flash and OS X. They don't really love each other. Have you upgraded to the latest version? – slhck Jan 16 '12 at 14:35
hey thanks for the responses. It has a 128gb SSD and 4gb of RAM....Even if I shut every application I have down bar the browser, it still happens – TJHetfield Jan 16 '12 at 16:03
Does it depend on the browser? Did you try and update Flash? (Please ping me with @slhck if you post a reply) – slhck Jan 16 '12 at 17:13

might take it to an apple store - there have been problems with lion and display hardware. My MacBook Pro was out of warranty, yet apple replaced the mainboard, at no charge, when I told them about the video problems I was having. Voila - fixed. I never received any kind of recall notice about it.

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