This is my 1st post here, so thanks to anyone who can help, it's really appreciated.
I've been using the same laptop for a few years, but in the last month, I get severe stuttering when watching youtube. The audio goes out of sync and breaks up, and I'm not sure why. Vimeo seems to work fine, but other sites struggle. I think it might be flash sites, but I'm not technical enough to really know what that means.
I get the same issue in Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
This issue doesn't happen when playing audio/video from my laptop through VLC or even when playing with music software like Reason or Ableton. I have no problems playing games either.
I use Windows 10, and I used the Windows Update thing to make sure it's up to date. All browsers are the latest version, and I stripped out the extensions/addons. I made sure Flash was up to date too, as well as my audio and video drivers.
The problem goes away if I clear the browser cache, but this is a very temporary fix. I've fiddled with various settings for about a week, but I can't sort this out.
Please let me know if I can provide more helpful information - and thanks again for any help.