Google Chrome 4K Tip

Thanks to Francois Beaufort for this tip that works with the developer channel version of the Chrome Browser:

The chromium team is currently working on smoother video frame rendering for HTML5 videos in Dev Channel. You can try it now by enabling the experimental flag named “New video rendering path for video elements” at chrome://flags/#enable-new-video-renderer and restart Chrome.

In practice, that means that if your computer was on the edge of playing 4K60, 4K, 1080p60 videos on YouTube for instance (hiccup every few seconds), it should now play smoothly.

If that’s not the case, please report an issue at or press + + i.