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Does the sound skip or become "choppy" when you are watching YouTube videos or listen to music with Google Music in Chrome, and do other things on your computer? I have a pretty slow work computer, and was frustrated that I couldn't listen to my streaming music and work in Auto Cad, or any other programs without terrible skipping.

While playing around, I discovered that by disabling the PPAPI Flash plugin fixed this issue and had no effect to my Flash performance (except vast improvement). I'm not sure if this issue occurs in other browsers, but disabling this may help with them too.
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Step 1: Go to Chrome plugin settings

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In the address bar type "chrome://plugins" without quotes.

Click on the "+" beside Details, this will show all components of each plugin.

Step 2: Disable PPAPI

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Locate "Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)" under the Adobe Flash Player plugin. Click the Disable link. This will change it to look like the photo here. 

Close your browser, and re open it.

Now try your streaming audio! With any luck, you are back pounding the beats without the choppy annoyance.
JohnB573 months ago

Good tip!

R. Shing-LaiH4 months ago

Worked like a charm! Many thanks.

NataliaL14 months ago

Thanks for posting this! It solved my issue right away!

GabyE16 months ago

It worked!

You just made my day THANK YOU! I've been trying to fix this for MONTHS!

This totally fixed it, straight to point, no bullshit, people like you make this world a better place

ralph.mizia.17 months ago

I tried those fixes with no luck. On a whim I downloaded firefox(not as my default browser). I went to you tube and voila.... perfect audio. Enjoy.

jn1158017 months ago

worked for me, thank you!

Tried this, still no luck. Tried disabling both versions and following the links to reinstall flash and I get through the installation process and it still tells me I need to install flash. Chrome needs to completely remove their integrated version ASAP or seriously find a fix for this. I'm tired of my CPU being maxed out and lagging when I try to stream a video. I've tried multiple options and I can't seem to get it corrected.

LegoPig8 months ago

Does nothing unfortunately

cawthon28 months ago

Better, still not fixed though.

It worked! THANK YOU!!!

Did the disable on the Chrome Pepper Flash (Out-of-process) months ago. Still have same problem with audio. :-( Helped on a couple of other problems though. :-)

ronaldu11 months ago

i friggin love you man it worked been looking for a fix about 6 weekx yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Hey thanks, I have had stuttering problem off and on.
Totally gone now.
win7 64bit
chrome - Version 36.0.1985.143 m
PS, NPAPI plugin will auto enable after every chrome update.