Some 14 and 16-inch MacBook Professional homeowners have been experiencing kernel crashes when watching HDR YouTube movies, in line with numerous complaints on the MacRumors boards.

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As defined by MacRumors reader Cababah, watching an HDR YouTube video in Safari after which scrolling by way of the feedback ends in a kernel error on macOS Monterey 12.0.1. Watching YouTube in full display screen after which and exiting full display screen mode also can trigger the error, and it could be primarily affecting 16GB machines, although 32GB/64GB fashions may also be affected.

Different MacRumors readers have been capable of replicate the error, which seems to occur after watching a number of YouTube movies. From MacRumors reader spiritedaway:

Been taking place to me as nicely, YouTube 4K HDR video on Safari. After closing full display screen playback the Mac fully shuts down and reboots. M1 Professional 16″. I can just about get it to do it each single time

From MacRumors reader Sam.b1:

I am getting the identical error underneath the identical circumstances, 4k HDR YouTube playback on Safari/Chrome. At first I assumed it may have been some Chrome bug however then it crashed in Safari too. I am working Monterey 12.0.1, 16 inch M1 Max with 32GB RAM. I have never tried the workarounds but. I am considering I ought to simply alternate it, undecided.

Some MacBook Professional homeowners speculate that it is a problem with AV1 decoding, however it’s not but clear what the precise drawback is or if it is one thing that may be mounted in a software program replace. Not all MacBook Professional homeowners are seeing this subject, however we have been capable of replicate it in our personal testing.

The ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1 beta might repair the issue as some customers are reporting improved efficiency after updating. Should you’re experiencing the identical subject with YouTube, tell us within the feedback.

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