A stuttering YouTube video was also my experience. Therefore, I came to check this trail and other such contributions. I’ve followed only this one though:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-get- ... -kovalenko
Plus I put 256MB for the GPU memory instead of the recommended 128.
The like of
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=199543
is something that I stayed away from, especially that after a first round of going with tutorials (on some other matter) left me without internet on the pi and so I had to reinstall. Although this might just reflect the level of my competence, not 100% the usefulness, reliability of the referenced contribution.
However, what I did as stated above didn’t change the situation: the playback was still stuttering... Then I realised that after a minute or two, the playback quality become quite reasonable. No tearing of the image, very high definition image, not much stuttering or not at all just a not so high frame rate (don’t know how to measure it). One video finished starting with the other one automatically ala YouTube gives a good experience right from the beginning of the new video. However, making a new search and playing a selected video puts me on square one: stutter for a few minutes and then reasonably good viewing experience. For me it’s acceptable for now.
I note that I tried out VLC playing a HD vid from a thumb drive and that was perfect from the start; and playing YouTube in Firefox was the same bad as in Chromium (in the beginning).
Of course it’s possible that the experience didn’t improve in Chromium version 72 after a couple of minutes like it does on 74 for me. But it may also be possible that some of the problems reported by people affect the first couple of minutes only and we never heard back from the when they realised the same as I did.