Apple users reports that the new MacBook Pro will have a kernel crash when playing YouTube videos

According to MacRumors reports, some users reported that their new 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will experience a kernel crash when watching HDR YouTube videos. One of the forum users said that he watched HDR YouTube videos in the Safari browser, and then scrolled through the comments, the MacBook Pro will have a system kernel error (macOS Monterey 12.0.1).

In addition, watching YouTube videos on full screen and then exiting full-screen mode will also cause this error. Many other users have encountered the same problem, and they are not limited to the Safari browser, and they are not immune to using the Chrome browser.

Some MacBook Pro users speculate that it may be the AV1 decoding problem, but it is still unclear what the specific problem is or whether it can be solved through a software update. Not all MacBook Pro users will encounter this problem, but it can be reproduced in testing .

The macOS Monterey 12.1 beta may solve this problem because some users have reported performance improvements after the update.

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