Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, ATI HD4850 graphics card, radeon driver.

Chrome has been my browser for years, but for the past few months, YouTube videos and page scrolling have become choppy. By choppy, I mean there are horizontal lines appearing either in the video that I am watching or on the page that I am scrolling. For the page scrolling, it appears when I am scrolling fast (using the mouse wheel), and for videos, it seems to be appearing when the video is in a "fast movement" segment.

I have resolved the choppy scrolling by enabling the fast scrolling option, now that I've found where it moved to. How do I fix choppy videos? I have switched to Firefox for watching videos, as they are playing fine there.

1 Answer 1


One thing you can try that solved the issue for me is enabling hardware acceleration.

Here is you how you can do that:

  1. Navigate to chrome://flags in the Chrome URL bar
  2. Click Enable on the Override software rendering list as shown here: Override software rendering list
  3. Restart Chrome
  4. Optionally restart your computer

And it should be fixed

  • That fixed it! You're awesome!
    – tlhIngan
    Jun 11, 2017 at 2:27
  • Glad it worked! Jun 11, 2017 at 2:28

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